27 Aug 2007
Boston, MA, August 27, 2007 - Ambient Corporation (OTCBB: ABTG), a leader in Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) solutions, today announced that it has received an addition to its grant of BPL Equipment Authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), awarded on September 6, 2006 (press release - September 7, 2006).
This authorization allows Ambient's BPL systems to be commercially deployed with both Ambient inductive couplers as well as Arteche capacitive couplers on medium voltage electrical distribution lines, which increases Ambient's flexibility in network design.
"Arteche believes in the future of the North American Access BPL market and we are pleased to have our couplers incorporated into Ambient's FCC-certified network. As the North American utility infrastructure is in need of modernization, being a part of Ambient's deployments at the beginning stages of smart grid adoption is a very exciting opportunity for Arteche," stated Lander Zugazaga, PLC Coupling Sales Manager at Arteche Group.
The Ambient BPL network, designed to support a variety of utility and consumer services simultaneously, enables utility applications such as system monitoring, demand side management, current and voltage sensing, advanced metering infrastructure, while also offering broadband Internet access and telephony (VoIP - Voice over Internet Protocol) services.
"The FCC expansion of our equipment authorization allows us to utilize capacitive couplers where suitable in our overhead deployments," stated Ram Rao, CTO of Ambient Corporation. "Having an additional option in deploying our BPL communication platform demonstrates Ambient's flexible system architecture and technical leadership in our industry. Arteche, who is a recognized global leader in coupling technology, has designed capacitive couplers, which compliment our BPL networks. We have already installed these couplers in our largest field deployment."