Trilliant to Acquire Smart Grid Application Business from Ingenu
Partnership will offer expanded services for utility customers
currently deploying RPMA technology and enhance the technology portfolio of Trilliant’s Multi-Technology Smart Communications Platform
European Utility Week 2015, Vienna, Austria – Nov. 2, 2015 — Ingenu, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and Trilliant, a global leader in smart communications platforms for utilities and cities, announced today that Trilliant will acquire Ingenu’s smart grid application business. As a result, Trilliant will assume Ingenu’s smart grid customers as well as its AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) management software. Trilliant will also license Ingenu’s RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) network technology to integrate into its Smart Communications Platform.
Purpose-built for machine-to-machine connectivity, Ingenu’s RPMA technology has been deployed on more than 35 networks across the globe, enabling a host of smart utility and smart city applications in the most demanding of environments. RPMA offers exceptional coverage, capacity, network longevity and performance, driving a compelling business case for a variety of smart grid deployment scenarios, and is ideally suited to cost-effectively address the major industry trend towards opt-in/targeted smart grid deployments.
The addition of RPMA technology to the Trilliant Smart Communications Platform ideally complements the company’s multi-tier RF mesh and cellular solutions, all leveraging Trilliant’s fully integrated comprehensive network management and UnitySuiteTM Smart Metering Head End System. This multi-technology approach enables utilities to choose the right combination of technologies today, and allows for the evolution of communications systems in the future – all with consistent business processes.
“With a multitude of proven worldwide deployments, Ingenu’s RPMA technology offers an extremely reliable and robust communications solution for smart grid connectivity,” said Andrew White, Trilliant’s chairman and chief executive officer. “The addition of RPMA to our Smart Communications Platform will provide utilities with the simplicity of one platform supporting multiple technologies that is built with open standards, and having broad industry support. Additionally, Trilliant’s decades-long expertise in AMI and smart grid integration will provide Ingenu’s utility customers with a rich set of services and solutions to manage their valuable network assets.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Ingenu will continue to develop and support the network infrastructure based on its RPMA technology. The transition of the company’s Smart Grid business to Trilliant will enable Ingenu to enhance its network ecosystem partnerships and focus on the implementation of its recently announced Machine Network strategy.
“We are looking forward to working with Trilliant to bring enhanced capabilities and connectivity options to the utility market,” said John Horn, chief executive officer, Ingenu. “As a leader in the smart grid space, Trilliant is the right partner to serve the utility vertical market. Trilliant’s acquisition of the Ingenu Smart Grid business will allow us to shift resources and focus on enhancing our RPMA technology while expanding the Machine Network.”
To learn more, visit Trilliant’s booth A.g16 at the 2015 European Utility Week (Nov. 3-5) in Vienna, Austria.
Ingenu is building the first wireless Machine Network, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to connectivity for machines. Operating on universal spectrum, the company’s RPMA® technology is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices around the world, with more than 35 networks deployed over seven years. The Machine Network™ will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. It is also future-proof – enabling technology solution providers to maximize their product’s efficiency and longevity, with unparalleled control and visibility. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team and backed by one of the strongest boards in the industry, including veterans from Verizon and Qualcomm. Information about Ingenu can be found at http://www.ingenu.com, or follow us on Twitter @ingenunetworks.
Trilliant helps leading utilities and cities around the world achieve their smart visions through the multi-technology, multi-purpose Trilliant Smart Communications Platform, the only communications platform purpose-built for the industry that helps utilities and cities securely and reliably deploy any Smart Grid – AMI, DA and DSM, and Smart City applications, on one powerful network. Trilliant has worked with leading utilities and cities worldwide who collectively serve more than 100 million customers. The Trilliant Platform helps utilities and cities enhance energy efficiency, improve reliability, lower operating costs, integrate renewable energy resources and electric vehicles and empower consumers and enhance public safety. For more information, visit www.trilliant.com.