Trilliant Receives Smart Grid Product of the Year Award
Trilliant Platform’s SecureMesh® WAN Honored for Exceptional Innovation
Redwood City, California (May 7, 2013) — Trilliant, a leading smart grid communications company, announced today that the Trilliant Communications Platform’s SecureMesh WAN solution has received a 2012 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award from SmartGrid.TMCnet.com, a TMC and Crossfire Media sponsored technology media website.
The SecureMesh WAN is part of the Trilliant Communications Platform, a powerful combination of networking technologies pre-engineered to work seamlessly together, and purpose-built for smart grid. The SecureMesh WAN is a broadband mesh network built specifically for utilities to provide the reliability, bandwidth and low latency necessary for advanced Smart Distribution applications such as Volt/VAR control, fault detection, isolation and restoration (FDIR), and other real-time smart distribution applications.
Even though our current electric grid is about 99.97 percent reliable, according to the Department of Energy, power disruptions are a major challenge for the U.S. industry. The Electric Power Research Institute estimates annual outages cost the nation about $150 billion each year, which is more than $500 for each person in the country.
“Utilities are being asked to do more with aging infrastructure,” said Rob Conant, Trilliant’s chief marketing officer. “Trilliant’s deep heritage serving the utility industry enables us to provide solutions that address these needs, combining advanced grid technologies and best-in-class communication networks. Trilliant’s SecureMesh WAN helps utilities future-proof their grid communications system so they are able to effectively manage distribution needs today and prepare for other smart grid applications tomorrow. We are honored to have received this award.”
“The solutions that have been selected for the Smart Grid Product of the Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving this market. Congratulations to Trilliant which best exemplified the most innovative smart grid technologies in the past year,” said stated Carl Ford, Co-Founder and Community Developer, Crossfire.
“It is my pleasure to recognize Trilliant with a Smart Grid Product of the Year Award for its contribution to the advancement of smart grid technologies,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from Trilliant in the coming year.”