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http://xrl.us/bij3ti A new report from Pike Research forecasts that 276 million smart grid communications nodes will be shipped worldwide from 2010 to 2016, with annual shipments increasing dramatically from 15 million in 2009 to 55 million by 2016... this will represent a total industry investment of $20.3 billion during the seven-year forecast period, with annual revenues increasing from $1.8 billion in 2009 to $3.1 billion by 2016..."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ambient Corporation Announces Preliminary Second Quarter Revenue


NEWTON, Mass., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Ambient Corporation(OTCBB: ABTG), a leading provider of integrated networking and communications solutions that allow utilities to enable smart grid applications and enhanced communication platforms, announced today preliminary revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 of approximately $16.0 million, representing a 250% increase over the comparable quarter in 2010 and a 33% increase over the first quarter of 2011.

John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient Corporation, commented, "We are excited to see the first large-scale deployment of Ambient Smart Grid communications technologies and equipment continue to expand and perform as designed to the mutual benefit of Ambient and Duke Energy. We have now delivered approximately 60,000 communications nodes through the second quarter as part of the Ohio Smart Grid implementation."

Continued Mr. Joyce, "As of June 30, 2011, we have over $60 million of orders in backlog that we expect to be fulfilled through the remainder of 2011 and into fiscal 2012. Based upon our strong performance year-to-date and our expected delivery schedule for the remainder of 2011, we expect total revenue to be approximately $50 to $55 million for fiscal year 2011, up from $20.4 million for 2010."

In addition to announcing preliminary second quarter record revenue, the Company announced that the previously approved reverse stock split was effected on July 18, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on a 1-for-100 basis. The reverse split, which the Company's Board of Directors and stockholders approved earlier this year, is expected to improve the Company's prospects of successfully listing its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market. Due to the reverse stock split, Ambient's common stock will trade under a new CUSIP number, 02318N 201, and will temporarily trade under the symbol "ABTGD" for 20 trading days beginning July 20, 2011, after which time the symbol will revert to "ABTG." More information on the reverse stock split is available in the Company's information statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2011.

All data are preliminary and subject to revision based upon the Company's completion of its ordinary closing procedures.  These preliminary results should not be viewed as a substitute for full interim financial statements prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.  

For more information about the Ambient Smart Grid® communications platform, visit www.ambientcorp.com.

Friday, July 15, 2011

June 30, 2011 DUKE ENERGY and AMBIENT CORP Smart Grid for Mexico

http://www.iea.org/Platform/workshops/Mexico/4_Patterson.pdf

DUKE ENERGY –ESTRATEGIA PARA SMART GRIDS
Brad Patterson
SENER –IEA –CEPAL Workshop
Mexico City
30 de junio, 2011


pp. 19, 20, 21

These smart meters send metering data from the meter back to the Ambient Communications Node via Power Line Carrier (PLC) technology. These smart meters have internal disconnect/reconnect capabilities.

These communication boxes send metering data (gas & electric) back to our systems.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Smart Grid Companies The smart grid dream team: Surprising results?

Jun 29, 2011

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In our Smart Grid Dream Team Challenge you had your chance to propose a merger of two companies you think should be joined at the smart grid hip. Our editors pared the nominations to the selection that appears below; the words are those of the person who suggested the match. Check them out and then vote for the union you think could create the ultimate smart grid dream team.

·         GE and Silver Spring Networks -- Two companies I see so closely aligned in terms of competency, compatibility, and vision that some may already view the demarcation line between them as being dotted rather than solid leads to my "Dream Team" nomination... GE and Silver Spring Networks. (More about GE smart grid)
·         Ambient and Cisco -- Utilities Telecom Council gave Ambient Corp. a Top Smart Grid Award this year and Cisco could take them to new levels with a merger. (More about Cisco smart grid)
·         GE and Infrax Systems -- GE should buy Infrax Systems.  They have a team of heavyweights … they have solutions that are recommended by several government agencies and keep upgrading to stay on top.
·         Silver Spring Networks and iDirect -- I would suggest that a ROCKING pairing would be Silver Spring Networks and iDirect.  SSN still represents the "smartest guys in the room" approach to smart grid integration; and iDirect has the best next-gen satellite technology... Brains and beauty (a.k.a. ubiquity).  What's not to like? 

Do you see a dream in the mix? Vote in the Quick Poll and add any comments in the Talk Back form below.

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