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Extend the Smart Grid to Hard to Reach Locations with Satellite

White Paper Published By: iDirect
Published:  Oct 13, 2011
Type:  White Paper
Length:  26 pages

As the smart grid evolves, utilities are being challenged to rethink their communications strategies and create an integrated infrastructure that will act as a platform for a wide range of current and future applications. New smart grid services, like smart metering, substation automation and distribution automation, rely on two-way broadband connectivity that can be extended to the entire service area--even difficult to reach locations.

This informative analyst report from Pike Research provides an in-depth look at how satellite fills this need for a communications infrastructure that delivers secure, reliable connectivity to the entire service area. Learn how satellite:

  • Supports smart grid applications, like SCADA and AMI backhaul
  • Delivers the performance, security, and latency required by core utility applications
  • Ensures 99.99 percent availability, even in adverse weather conditions

Find out why utilities are expanding their use of satellite communications to provide reliable, intelligent connectivity to remote locations-and how it can work in your organization. Download the report.

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idirect, pike research, technology, satellite, smart grid, communications, grid applications

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