Aeris Communications Launches Industry's First Broadcast Paging Solution for Cellular Networks

By PRESS RELEASE — February 05, 2009

Aeris Communications , the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the M2M and telematics marketplace, announced AerCommand , the first wireless technology (patent pending) to combine smart-metering and demand-response communications in a single pervasive wireless communication platform. AerCommand uses the Aeris nationwide CDMA network and specially designed, pre-provisioned Kyocera modules to quickly deliver broadcast paging messages to millions of smart-metering devices with one low flat fee. .

"The energy crisis and economic downturn are driving a major transformation in the way utilities manage power supply and demand," said Chris Purpura, vice president of marketing at Aeris. "Increasingly, energy companies are turning to intelligent load-control programs and wireless technology solutions to improve the bottom line. We designed AerCommand to enable a demand-response solution that operates on a common technology platform that can support additional applications like AMI. By deploying many applications on a single technology platform, utilities will see an immediate return on investment."

"AerCommand provides a significant wireless alternative for the utility industry," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M product line at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "The unique network capabilities and economics that Aeris provides on a broadly deployed technology like CDMA, together with the ingenuity of Kyocera's next-generation modules, provide utilities a cost-effective and safe technology choice for years to come. Kyocera is proud to support AerCommand and its groundbreaking ability to help utilities and energy consumers by saving time, money and resources faster than ever before."

AerCommand leverages the pervasive coverage and longevity of the existing Aeris CDMA network, which allows utilities to enroll new customers quickly and efficiently, without the added expense of network build-out. In addition to AerCommand, Aeris enables reliable, real-time, IP-based communications required for the full range of AMI activities, all at a lower cost of operation than traditional cellular providers. To meet changing regulatory and business needs over time, AerCommand leverages IP-based networks and firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updates for future-proof applications.

By leveraging AerFrame , its award winning network-services platform, Aeris can provide automated remote device management that scales to millions of devices with extremely low operational support costs.

To learn more about the groundbreaking AerCommand technology, download the white paper: "How the Smart Utility Can Accelerate Demand Response Programs by Using Cellular Networks".

For more details on Aeris's bundled data rate plan for Residential AMI and Demand Response applications, contact 1-888-GO-AERIS ext. 1936 or see us at DistribuTECH , February 3-5 at the San Diego Convention Center, Booth # 1729.

Aeris Communications, Inc. is the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Telematics marketplace across North America. Aeris has assembled and seamlessly integrated top tier carrier partner networks through AerFrame to provide customers with simplified, unified, reliable, and customized network services for M2M and Telematics applications. Since 1992, Aeris has provided superior reliability, higher quality coverage, lower latency, and unsurpassed customer support and managed services.





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