Ambient Joins G3-PLC Alliance to Enhance PLC and Offer Greater Choice

June 12, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

Ambient Corporation has joined the G3-PLC Alliance to further the aims of the international alliance alongside other key stakeholders of the smart grid ecosystem. G3-PLC is a global, open powerline communication protocol specifically designed for smart grid communications and recently standardized by the ITU. It enables smart meter management, control and monitoring of the electrical distribution network, energy management, electric vehicle charging, lighting control and other smart grid applications. The key objectives of the G3-PLC Alliance are to certify the compliance of new G3-PLC products to the specifications, to insure their interoperability, and to help manufacturers and end users to develop and use the G3-PLC technology efficiently.

"We are proud to become a member of the G3-PLC Alliance," commented John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient Corporation. "G3-PLC is a promising powerline communications standard, and as a provider of a flexible communications and applications platform, we need to embrace and support the key standards for the smart grid. Our roadmap is to support and integrate more protocols within our platform and this is the latest stage in that continuing development to offer choice to our utility customers."

"The G3-PLC Alliance is pleased that Ambient Corporation, a leader in smart grid communications technology for utilities, has selected the G3-PLC ITU standard to be added to its platform. It is a new recognition by the smart industry of the G3-PLC high level features," said Jean Vigneron, General Secretary, G3-PLC Alliance.