Exegin with Wi-SUN –
Leading the market in Smart Grid and Smart City Market innovation
Electric utility companies are facing critical challenges: decades-old infrastructure, unprecedented demand for power (especially during peak periods) and spiraling operational costs. At the same time, they are under intense pressure to improve reliability, lower consumer utility bills, and reduce environmental impact.
Cities are looking for more and better ways to deliver services to their citizens. With application in street lighting, waste management, parking, traffic flow and control urban planners are looking for and finding ways to use the advances in industrial grade mesh network communication offered by W-SUN FAN.
New ‘Smart Grid/Smart City’ technology addresses both of these challenges by networking power grids and urban infrastructure to communicate with household systems, appliance, mobile based applications etc. Smart Grid applications enable consumers and energy providers to collaborate and schedule the use of high-load devices during off-peak hours and to reduce peak power demand. Smart City applications enable city manager to better mange the urban landscape, and for city dwellers to interact with their cities.
Wi-SUN’s FAN 1.0 standard is the leading industrial grade IPv6 mesh protocol for Smart Utility applications. Catering to large network deployments covering ten’s of thousands of nodes.
The market for Smart Grid and power management continues to grow at an astonishing pace. The US market for Smart meters alone is estimated to exceed 250 million units, with similar market predictions for Europe and Asia. Smart Lighting applications, the prototypical Smart City system, in North America could grow to cover some 30-40 million lights alone.
Exegin is a leading software provider in the Smart Meter marketing, with its Zigbee software embedded in over 50 million smart meters to date and its Wi-SUN FAN implementation ramping up through pilots and initial deployments.