Consert Inc., and Novatel Wireless, Inc., are the winners in the Green Telecom and Smart Energy Solutions category of the 2012 International CTIA Wireless Emerging Technology (E-Tech) awards program.
The CTIA E-Tech Awards honors the most innovative new products in 15 categories spanning the areas of mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and infrastructure. Hundreds of entries were judged by a panel of recognized industry experts, media and analysts and were scored on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor.
“This is a tremendous honor for Consort and only further highlights our successful partnership with Novatel Wireless,” said Jeff Ebihara, Consert vice president of sales and marketing. “To be nationally recognized by the wireless industry for our leadership in the smart energy solution space speaks volumes about our impact on the industry.”
The Consert Virtual Peak Plant™ (VPP) Solution, utilizing the Novatel Wireless Expedite® E396 PCI Express Mini Card for 3G, unites the best interest of utilities with those of consumers, empowering them to monitor and reduce energy consumption, and save money and the environment at the same time. The partnership enables the Consert Solution to operate over the Verizon Wireless 3G network. By using Novatel Wireless’ 3G Expedite E396 PCI Express Mini Card for home energy management, the network can offer services in real-time, as opposed to once every 15 minutes or once an hour or once every 24 hours, which is common for other utility smart grid networks.
With consumers setting, monitoring and reducing energy consumption from any Internet-enabled device, utility companies have the opportunity to gain operational savings, address peak load with measurable and verifiable certainty, and realize new revenue streams.
“Having our industry leading embedded modules recognized in our partners’ solutions in the 2012 International CTIA Wireless E-Tech awards program shows the importance of delivering modules that can be integrated with extreme flexibility and superior performance for mobile data applications,” said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. “We had multiple award recognitions this year that highlight the ongoing commitment of Novatel Wireless to deliver the most innovative mobile broadband solutions and are very pleased to be recognized with Concert for this solution for the Smart Energy segment.