Ambient Corporation Enhances MicroNode Control Functionality and Communication Capabilities

Ambient Corporation Enhances MicroNode Control Functionality and Communication

Smart grid platform provider adds additional interfaces and I/O ports to
extend offering for distribution automation and other smart grid applications

PR Newswire

NEWTON, Mass., July 24, 2013

NEWTON, Mass., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ambient Corporation (NASDAQ:
AMBT), provider of a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications
and applications platform, today announced the further development of the
Ambient MicroNode™, a purpose-built, compact and cost-effective network device
with advanced processing capability and memory, which has been enhanced with
an additional serial interface, two digital inputs and outputs, and a USB host
port, to connect Distribution Automation (DA) devices such as voltage
regulators, automated feeder switches, sensors, reclosers and capacitor banks.

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Ambient's Chief Technology Officer, David Masters, said, "Our products provide
the capability for data collection and control virtually anywhere on a
distribution system. The additional interfaces on the MicroNode extend the
communications and control capability to more devices to enable multiple
applications. The choice of interfaces ensures flexibility to connect to a
variety of smart grid and/or legacy devices. This product, like our other
products, is managed by the Ambient Network Management System, providing the
benefits of having a managed communications infrastructure."

John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient Corporation, also commented, "Our
investments in both hardware and software development enable our Company to
bring products to our customers that are designed to fit today's needs and
evolve to meet tomorrow's challenges. Ambient Smart Grid Nodes^™ offer utility
customers a very effective solution for achieving their grid modernization
objectives. Building single-use networks duplicates assets and increases
cost. Conversely, our open standards-based IP platform, which enables
utilities to deploy and manage multiple smart grid applications in parallel,
provides undoubted financial and operational benefits."

The Ambient MicroNode is a member the Ambient Smart Grid Node family that,
along with the AmbientNMS^®, delivers benefits of distributed intelligence
grid architecture. Applications developed for the Ambient Smart Grid^®
platform can be run on all three types of node. They deliver upstream and
downstream high-speed data communications using a variety of wired and
wireless technologies, including serial, Ethernet, PLC, cellular, Wi-Fi, and
RF. Each node is a modular device that can be configured for different roles
within the network and is suitable for targeted or scale deployments. They are
also easy to install and allow for rapid deployment.

For more information about Ambient's extensible communications and
applications platform, please visit

About Ambient Corporation

Ambient designs, develops and sells the Ambient Smart Grid^® communications
and applications platform. The Ambient Smart Grid products and services
include communications nodes; a network management system, AmbientNMS^®;
integrated applications; and maintenance and consulting services. Using open
standards-based technologies along with in-depth industry experience, Ambient
provides utilities with solutions for smart grid initiatives. Headquartered in
Newton, MA, Ambient is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: AMBT). More
information on Ambient is available at

Except for historical information, this press release contains statements that
may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These include statements relating to the diversification of our customer base,
further development and marketing of our communications platform and
cultivating projects with potential customers, among others. These
forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates
and projections about our business and our industry and reflect our beliefs
and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this
release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions
based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks,
uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual
results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those
expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number
of factors, which could have a material adverse effect on our operations and
future prospects including, but not limited to, continuing compatibility of
our platform with new utility applications and requirements, our ability to
retain and attract customers, particularly in light of our dependence on a
single customer for substantially all of our revenue; our expectations
regarding our expenses and revenue, including our expectations that our
research and development expenses and selling, general and administrative
expenses may increase in absolute dollars; anticipated trends and challenges
in our business and the markets in which we operate, including the market for
smart grid technologies; our expectations regarding competition as more and
larger companies enter our markets and as existing competitors improve or
expand their product offerings; our plans for future products and enhancements
of existing products; our anticipated cash needs and our estimates regarding
our capital requirements; and our anticipated growth strategies. We undertake
no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
Further information on the company's risks and uncertainties is available in
our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ambient, Ambient Smart Grid and AmbientNMS are registered trademarks of
Ambient Corporation.
Ambient Smart Grid Node and Ambient MicroNode are trademarks of Ambient

SOURCE Ambient Corporation

Contact: Media Contact: Joanna Hamblin,, (617)
614-6793, or Investor Contact, Michael W. McCarthy,,
(617) 614-6906
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