Alektrona launches partner program to improve connectivity, innovation of smart grid energy management systems
Providence, RI, March 23, 2011 – Alektrona Corporation today launched its new partner program, designed to enhance and promote interoperability between energy management devices, software and its energy management platform.
One of the biggest challenges facing the smart grid is interoperability of its varied components. “Alektrona solutions solve complex connectivity issues inherent in multi-vendor, multi-device, multi-standards energy management systems. This allows the companies that make these devices and software to focus on their core competencies,” said company President Christopher Leidigh. “In turn, this fosters innovation and allows end customers to build best-of-breed smart grid solutions.”
The program benefits partners in a number of ways, from marketing and sales support to technology and product roadmap updates. Yet, the primary purpose of the program is compatibility validation. Alektrona plans to test partner devices and software to ensure interoperability with its energy management platform – the common denominator in standards-based communications protocols like ZigBee Smart Energy and OpenADR.
Testing and validation gives consumers, integrators and solution providers confidence that Alektrona-compatible devices and software will be easy to set up, easy to maintain, reliable and secure. Compared to single-vendor solutions, this gives flexibility in choosing devices that best meet consumers’ needs and budget.
“We see this program as a step towards providing robust solutions to end customers,” added Leidigh. “Alektrona’s connectivity expertise allows smart grid infrastructure vendors to focus on innovation and gives consumers more choices. In the end, the world can more quickly realize the economical and environmental benefits anticipated by the smart grid.”
For more information please visit www.alektrona.com/html/partners.html.
Alektrona specializes in unifying open-standards products within energy management systems, and helping energy solution providers better serve their customers’ energy needs. Our Z-Aperture energy management hub provides edge connectivity and intelligence for standards based energy devices and energy management applications. We make it easier and more reliable for smart grid companies to deliver advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response (DR) management, and other energy-related applications and services. Alektrona’s solution leads the industry in connectivity robustness, interoperability, security, scalability and functionality – allowing smart grid companies to focus on their customers’ energy needs.
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