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Siemens Smart Grid And Proximetry Partner To Deliver Advanced End-To-End Communication Network Management Solutions For Smart



   Siemens Smart Grid And Proximetry Partner To Deliver Advanced End-To-End
Communication Network Management Solutions For Smart Electric, Gas, And Water
                                    Grids

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Smart Grid has entered into a
partnership with Proximetry, a comprehensive network and device management
software platform provider, to improve the management of communication devices
for electric, gas and water grids for the North American market. The joint
solution will address a growing market for managing millions of communicating
grid devices. The companies announced their collaboration at DistribuTECH
where both Siemens Smart Grid (booth #1927) and Proximetry (booth #3155) are
exhibiting.

Siemens will deliver Proximetry's Airsync™ Network Management System (NMS)
solution to utilities using its world-renown PM@Siemens delivery and
integration process. This process ensures the NMS solutions are delivered
on-time, within budget, and configured to meet the critical demands of the
utility operational environment. Proximetry's Airsync, a leading smart grid
network management software platform, is designed to help electric, gas, and
water utilities to manage multiple networks, protocols, and millions of
devices seamlessly from a single control center.

"The challenge to monitor, control, and manage millions of communicating grid
devices from multiple vendors continues to grow dramatically as grid
modernization drives usage of a few thousand devices to tens of millions,"
said Thierry Godart, president of Siemens Smart Grid Division North America. 
"This partnership will allow utilities to better manage this vast
proliferation of information and make strides in improving grid reliability."

Smart grid network management is a significant emerging opportunity according
Zpryme and Pike Research. In the U.S., the market for smart grid network
management systems deployed by utilities is projected to grow from $225
million in 2013 to $1 billion by 2020. This U.S. market growth means that the
projected number of devices under management will grow from 65 million in 2013
to 330 million by 2020.  Siemens and Proximetry are partnering to respond to
this trend and the needs of customers.

"Siemens and Proximetry share a vision that advanced energy and water networks
require comprehensive, end-to-end management," said Tracy Trent, CEO of
Proximetry. "We are very excited to be collaborating with Siemens, a company
with immense knowledge and capabilities in the utility industry. Their world
class products, software delivery, and systems integration capabilities,
coupled with their cross-domain expertise in power systems and
telecommunications, will allow us to deliver the right solutions for the
market."

About Siemens
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 87,000 employees
worldwide, offers sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their
infrastructures. Its offerings include complete traffic and transportation
systems, intelligent logistics, efficient energy supply, environmentally
compatible building technologies, modernization of the way power is
transmitted and distributed, and smart consumption of electricity. The sector
is comprised of the Rail Systems, Mobility and Logistics, Low and Medium
Voltage, Smart Grid and Building Technologies Divisions as well as Osram
Sylvania. For more information, visit
www.usa.siemens.com/infrastructure-cities.

The Siemens Smart Grid Division supplies products and solutions for
intelligent and flexible electrical network infrastructures. To meet growing
energy needs, the networks of today and tomorrow must integrate all forms of
power generation and ensure bi-directional energy and communication flows.
Intelligent networks help make it possible to generate and use power
efficiently and on demand. They contribute to the electrification of railroads
and also supply industrial enterprises, infrastructure elements and entire
cities with electricity. For more information, visit
www.usa.siemens.com/smartgrid

About Proximetry
Proximetry is a comprehensive network and device management software platform
provider for the energy, telecommunications, and transportation industries.
Founded in 2005, Proximetry is privately held, headquartered in San Diego,
California, and backed by Munich Venture Partners, Aeris Capital, Investec,
and Rembrandt Venture Partners. For more information, please visit
www.proximetry.com.

© 2013 Proximetry, Inc.  Proximetry is a trademark of Proximetry, Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
www.proximetry.com

SOURCE Proximetry

Website: http://www.proximetry.com
Contact: Proximetry contact, Julie Wright, (W)right On Communications,
jwright@wrightoncomm.com, +1-760-419-4664, Siemens contact, Annie Seiple,
annie.seiple@siemens.com, +1-202-316-0219
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