Ambient Smart Grid Nodes Implement IEC 61850 for Distribution and Substation Automation

 Ambient Smart Grid Nodes Implement IEC 61850 for Distribution and Substation

Communications and Applications Platform facilitates system and device
interoperability through adoption of global standard

PR Newswire

NEWTON, Mass. and AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16, 2013

NEWTON, Mass. and AMSTERDAM, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ambient Corporation
(NASDAQ:AMBT), provider of a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid
communications and applications platform, today announced that all Ambient
Smart Grid^® Nodes have native support for International Electrotechnical
Commission (IEC) 61850. IEC 61850 is a global protocol for substations and
electric power systems.


IEC 61850 support allows the Ambient Smart Grid Nodes to collect, store, and
communicate data from Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and filter the
amount of data backhauled. The flexible, node-based communications
architecture, helps streamline grid operations, ensures optimal performance
and effectively addresses overall system availability and security to meet the
challenging requirements of substation and distribution automation.

"Seamless communication is a key enabler of grid modernization. Ambient's
unique ability to facilitate multiple smart grid applications and
communications technologies, avoids single-use networks. Through facilitating
interoperability and field-based data management utilizing common utility
protocols, like IEC61850 and DNP3, we can have an impact on reducing overall
network costs," said David Masters, Chief Technology Officer at Ambient

Ambient Corporation helps utilities modernize the grid with IP-based
networking products and applications that integrate and connect existing and
future grid assets on a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid
communications platform. Ambient's Smart Grid Node family enables real time
data communication for multiple applications, in parallel: smart metering,
distributed generation and storage, demand response, and distribution

Please contact Ambient for additional information regarding the communications
protocols supported by the Ambient Smart Grid communications and applications
platform or visit us at European Utility Week, Booth D54a, October 15 to 17,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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

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Ambient and Ambient Smart Grid are registered trademarks of Ambient

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

SOURCE Ambient Corporation

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