SCADA Watch: AT&T Enters Smart Grid Sensor Business
Brad Reese writes on NetworkWorld:
Now that the United States has committed $4.5 billion to implement so-called smart grid technology over its energy infrastructure, AT&T is trying to stay ahead of the curve by getting into the smart grid sensor business.More here.
AT&T Wednesday announced a deal with energy technology vendor Cooper Power Systems to jointly sell and market sensor devices that will be activated on smart grid power networks. The sensors will run over AT&T's wireless data network and AT&T says they will deliver "real-time performance data" to help utility companies "efficiently operate their electric grids, reduce the need for on-site inspection and identify and solve problems that could cause outages or increase system energy losses."