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October 08, 2012

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cisco's 'Enabling' Smart Grid Technology

Based on its recent analysis of the smart grid market, Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) has recognized Silicon Valley-based Cisco Systems with its 2012 Global Award for Enabling Technology. The award was based on Cisco’s modular, phased smart grid network implementation; interoperability; security; and adaptability.

The research firm, with headquarters in Mountain View, California, notes that the modern smart grid not only has made strides toward high efficiencies, low downtime, and reduced operational expenditures, but also enables utilities to realize reductions in peak power consumption and related capital expenditures. However, the scale and complexity in building and designing such a system throws up various technical, financial, and feasibility challenges. A tried-and-tested networking solution is crucial to handle the vast hardware elements, supporting channels, and different topologies that come together in a smart grid.

Cisco (News - Alert) addresses these issues by properly utilizing standards-based solutions built on IP [Internet protocol], which is still one of the most robust and standardized communications technologies,” stated Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Shahul Nath, adding, "Because IP has been used widely in various environments, it allows utilities and grid managers to deploy a single common platform for all required needs along every domain. This reduces relevant issues, such as designing and building closed networks for every domain, and helps to address interoperability and security issues... Read More

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