|[January 28, 2013]
Jetlun Announces Meter Extension Solution that Addresses Smart Meter Connectivity Challenges in Multi-Dwelling Apartments
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Jetlun Corporation, a leader in hybrid network bridging solutions for
intelligent energy management has developed the world's first solution
to help electric utilities with the challenges of connecting the Smart
Meter to the consumer in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). The Jetlun
Advanced Metering Solution, JAMES™,
is a ZigBee® and HomePlug (News - Alert)® network bridge that connects
ZigBee-based Smart Meters to the Home Area Network.
JAMES extends already deployed ZigBee-based Smart Meters to the consumer
by converting the ZigBee RF signal into a HomePlug Powerline signal and
back to ZigBee, enabling electric utilities to provide real-time energy
information to consumers and facilitate demand response programs.
JAMES features Jetlun's patent-pending HomePlug-to-ZigBee bridging
technologies "With JAMES, utilities now have a way to bridge to their
consumers in MDUs. It's a win-win for utilities and their consumers,"
said Elsa Chan, CEO and co-founder of Jetlun Corporation. "Bundled with
the Jetlun Intelligent Management solution for energy, JIM, JAMES offers
utilities a comprehensive energy management platform that understands
the inherent requirements of Smart Grid.
Approximately 20 percent of all US households live in MDUs, and this
number is expected to grow as the population continues to urbanize. The
connectivity challenges of MDUs are even more prevalent internationally,
especially in Asia Pacific. MDU environments are notorious for
presenting difficulties for signal repeating. Internet-based and
cellular-based backhaul connectivity is expensive and redundant to the
newly deployed Smart Meters making it a non-viable option, especially
for low-income households.
Jetlun will be showing its JAMES solution and demonstration at
Distributech 2013 in San Diego, January 29-31, 2013 in the Hard Rock
Hotel. If you are interested in more attending a demonstration, please
contact Jetlun at sales[@]jetlun.com or call 1-866-498-2703.
About Jetlun Corporation
Jetlun Corporation is a leader in network bridging solutions for Smart
Grid and Intelligent Energy Management for commercial, industrial and
consumer markets worldwide. The company offers a complete energy
management solution platform that encompasses both hardware and
software, to provide customers insights into their energy use and equip
them with intelligent controls for automated energy saving. Incorporated
in 2008, Jetlun is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Hong
Kong, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. For more information, visit http://www.jetlun.com.
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