NetComm Wireless Limited, a developer of wireless products, and Grid Net, a wireless smart grid software company, announced a strategic alliance designed to deliver 3G connectivity to smart grid devices worldwide. Grid Net selected NetComm Wireless to design, develop and manufacture Grid Net-enabled 3G wireless communications cards for the global smart grid market.
Australia is the first market for Grid Net-enabled communications cards, with North America and the European Union markets soon to follow.
“Grid Net has proven the unparalleled flexibility, scalability, and strict security of our wireless smart grid software platform,” said John W. Combs, CEO and Chairman of Grid Net. “This partnership with NetComm Wireless, truly the best-in-class developer of wireless data communication products, accelerates our ability to deliver innovative smart grid solutions worldwide. We are thrilled to have NetComm Wireless on our side.”
David Stewart, President and CEO, NetComm Wireless, said “With the worldwide market fast moving toward wireless smart grids, we see a tremendous upside in aligning our wireless M2M expertise with Grid Net’s cutting-edge wireless smart grid software platform, and expect the market will as well. Our collaboration with Grid Net will provide the global utilities industry with remarkable new opportunities as they position themselves for mass-scale adoption.”
As diverse vertical industries worldwide take advantage of automated equipment and systems using M2M technologies, NetComm Wireless will continue to foster strategic partnerships with wireless industry leaders to address the massive global demand for wireless M2M communications in areas such as, utilities, transport, security, surveillance, banking, health, transport and mining.