Fall 2013      Issue 13




Jan. 28 - 30, 2013

San Antonio, Texas



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Milan, Italy





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In this issue, we have access to the keynotes and presentations from the thought-provoking Internet of Things World Forum, narrowband power line communications and the first hand accounts of how companies are leveraging IPv6 standards.  We also have more information on the impact of distributed generation and new solutions that expands our energy portfolio. 


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Internet of Things World Forum

Energy is part of the Internet of Things, and it was featured at the IOT World Forum in Barcelona, Spain, during the inaugural session, hosted by Cisco. From October 29 to 31, the forum brought together business and global thought leaders from across industries, technologies, and geographies. These experts are passionate about igniting innovation and accelerating the advancement of the Internet of Things for their organizations and society as a whole.

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A global standard for narrowband power line communications

Steep increases in global demand for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), electric vehicle charging, and intelligent street lighting have spurred interest in implementing communications for these Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) applications using currently installed assets. Narrow Band Power Line Communications (NB-PLC) addresses this need by providing a communication solution that operates over existing utility distribution networks.

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Webinar: From Smart Grid Vision to Reality: Leveraging the IPv6 Standard

BC Hydro and National Grid reveal first-hand accounts of their smart grid deployments, how and why they are deploying the Itron-Cisco network architecture in support of their smart meter and smart grid initiatives.

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The Impact of Distributed Generation

Distributed generation is getting increasing attention for its effect on the electric utility industry. It has been the subject of a number of high-profile articles in Business Week, the Wall St. Journal, and several online business and industry news sites. The Business Week article was particularly provocative, leading with the title, “Why the U.S. Power Grid’s Days Are Numbered.”


Cisco EnergyWise Suite

The Cisco EnergyWise Suite offers products and services that help customers reduce energy costs and optimize the energy consumption of their data center and distributed office environments. Capabilities include monitoring, measuring, and managing the energy of all IP-connected systems. On July 1, 2013, Cisco completed the acquisition of JouleX, a leading innovator in enterprise IT energy management for network-attached and data-center assets.

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New Solutions

Cisco Instant Connect extends our Incident response and workforce enablement solutions for utilities. It supports new options for operations teams to collaborate and communicate, using Samsung S3, S4, and Rugby Pro Android devices together with IP Command Touch Screen Dispatch consoles.


The Cisco 6050 Camera was recently announced as part of our IoT solutions. This ruggedized camera provides highly secure, scalable video surveillance architectures for distributed or centralized operational environments. Cisco cameras with onboard camera storage now support zero-data-loss solutions with Cisco 819 services routers, as well as a new application development platform. As a result, functionality can easily be added to support specific capabilities in operational environments.

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