Public RPMA network to serve as IoT connectivity backbone for California city’s electricity distribution infrastructure
SAN DIEGO – April 27, 2016 — Ingenu™, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, today announced that the City of Riverside, California, has selected Ingenu’s Machine Network™ to provide network connectivity for the city’s electricity distribution infrastructure.
The Machine Network, a public Internet of Things (IoT) network powered by Ingenu’s patented RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology, provides considerable benefit to Riverside Public Utilities and its municipal customers by bringing secure and scalable coverage, while enabling comprehensive monitoring of the electrical grid, and reducing the time it takes to isolate and repair outages on the network. The city is the first customer on The Machine Network in Riverside.
“The Machine Network enhances the city’s ability to deliver reliable energy to its over 108,000 residential and business customers and allows for rapid identification and resolution of outage events,” said Girish Balachandran, Riverside Public Utilities general manager. “Ingenu’s RPMA technology provides us with an efficient and powerful solution for electricity distribution monitoring today, and can be scaled to meet our diverse needs into the future.”
The Machine Network utilizes the city’s existing infrastructure to deploy the network access points, which connect a variety of RPMA-enabled devices. The city is currently utilizing devices such as fault circuit indicators to ensure reliable communication for critical power distribution, and has the ability to add applications as requirements change, without the need for additional network investment.
“The City of Riverside is taking an innovative step towards becoming a smart city, starting with the adoption of RPMA technology via the Machine Network,” said Tom Gregor, Ingenu’s President and General Manager – Machine Network. “As a municipal energy provider, Riverside Public Utilities is able to provide a distinct advantage for its utility customers while also enabling the rapid development and deployment of various IoT applications. We are pleased to be collaborating with Riverside in providing best-in-breed technology for monitoring their valuable utility assets.”
Ingenu’s Machine Network is the first nationwide wireless public network dedicated entirely to Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity. The network is currently operating on 38 private networks across the globe, with construction underway on nationwide public networks in more than 20 countries. The Ingenu Machine Network build-out is currently in progress and will continue expansion to over 30 major metropolitan areas within the United States throughout 2016. To find out when the Machine Network will be coming to your area, please visit http://www.ingenu.com/coverage-lookup/.
Ingenu is building the first wireless Machine Network, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to LPWA (low-power, wide-area) connectivity for machines only. Operating on universal spectrum, the company’s RPMA® technology is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices around the world, with 38 private networks deployed over seven years. The Machine Network™ will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. It is also future-proof – enabling technology solution providers to maximize their product’s efficiency and longevity, with unparalleled control and visibility. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team and backed by one of the strongest boards in the industry, including veterans from Verizon and Qualcomm. Information about Ingenu can be found at www.ingenu.com, or follow us on Twitter @ingenunetworks.