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February 07, 2012 at 08:00 AM EST
Ambient Smart Grid Communications Platform Helps Reduce Cost of Utility Outages
Integration of Ambient's Network Management System (NMS) speeds up outage resolution to serve utility customers better

NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambient Corporation (NASDAQ: AMBT), a leading provider of flexible and scalable smart grid communications platforms and technologies, announced today that it has successfully extended the integration of its communications Network Management System, AmbientNMS® into an industry standard Distribution and Outage Management System (DOMS).  The result is the delivery of faster and more accurate critical information to outage notification and restoration systems – improving service to utility customers.   

"We customize AmbientNMS to provide utilities with the tools necessary to tailor their monitoring and processing and to act upon vast amounts of information on a real-time basis," said John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient. "Alerts can be configured in our system to inform grid operators when parameters exceed pre-determined thresholds. It means the utilities can serve their customers better by acting on GPS provided locations and time-stamped data directly from the field, in real time, instead of reacting to customer calls."

The integration of AmbientNMS into the existing DOMS systems improves overall system reliability by pinpointing distribution outages with real-time alerts and analytics which utilities can use to identify complex issues, such as nested outages.  Ambient's solution offers utilities the ability to quickly assess and respond to power delivery issues by decreasing response time and reducing overall down time.  The Ambient communications platform helps minimize disruptions to end customers, enhances system reliability and reduces financial impact to utilities when outages occur.

AmbientNMS is a system for managing the communications network between the devices and the utility's back-office systems via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). AmbientNMS consists of the NMS servers and the AmbientNMS Client: the servers perform monitoring and managing tasks; they run discovery and status checks, query devices, store information, and relay information and instructions between the AmbientNMS Client and the other elements of the Ambient Smart Grid. The client is an intuitive, secure, Java-based application for remotely monitoring and managing devices, viewing and updating information stored in the NMS server, and generating reports of this information. It can be an active contributor to the overall operations of the utility by interacting with other operational management systems.

For more information about Ambient and its products, please visit www.ambientcorp.com.

About Ambient Corporation

Ambient designs, develops and sells the Ambient Smart Grid® communications platform. The Ambient Smart Grid products and services include communications nodes; a network management system, AmbientNMS®; integrated applications; and maintenance and consulting services to help utilities with operational cost savings.  Using open, standards-based technologies along with in-depth industry experience, Ambient provides utilities with solutions for their smart grid initiatives. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Ambient is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: AMBT).

This press release contains statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" under federal securities laws. Any forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and our industry and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, the dependence on one key customer, our ability to raise additional capital when needed, the sufficiency of working capital, the competitive market generally and in the smart grid industry specifically, the success of our collaborative arrangements, changes in economic conditions generally and the smart grid industry specifically, changes in technology, legislative or regulatory changes , and other risks and uncertainties discussed under the heading "RISK FACTORS" in Item 1A of our Annual Report of Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010, and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

Ambient, Ambient Smart Grid, Communications for a Smarter Grid and AmbientNMS are registered trademarks of Ambient Corporation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

 

SOURCE Ambient Corporation

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