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7 July, 2017 - 12:38 By Kate Sweeney

CyanConnode wins $1.1 million order from India

CyanConnode, the Cambridge business that specialises in narrowband radio mesh networks, has won a $1.1 million order from Genus Power Infrastructures covering a smart metering deployment for the Indian state-owned utility Uttar Gujarat Vij Company.

This is the company’s first contract award from its new partner, Genus, a tier one meter provider with the largest installed base in India and supplier to multiple utilities.

The purchase order is for a smart metering implementation of over 23,000 units, to be deployed over the next 18 months, for UGVCL customers in Naroda, a suburban town in the fast-growing areas of Ahmedabad.

UGVCL operates in the northern parts of Gujarat and serves a consumer base of more than three million, providing substantial scope for follow on orders in the future.

This is the first order from India for CyanConnode’s IPv6-6LoWPAN based Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution for volume commercial deployment, highlighting the benefits of the company’s range of solutions while further expanding its product footprint within the region. The IPv6-based technology was developed by Connode AB in Sweden, prior to the company’s acquisition, which was completed in July 2016.

The IPv6-based solution will enable CyanConnode's first IoT communication network, supporting the connectivity of smart city and IoT applications through one network in the future.

CyanConnode's future-proof technology will allow the utility to leverage the initial investment in a smart metering solution to build out smart city services at minimal cost.

John Cronin, CyanConnode executive chairman, said: “The acquisition of Connode last year has ensured that we are well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of the Indian market in terms of specific functions such as IPv6-based smart metering solutions. 

“IP-based narrowband mesh solutions allow greater flexibility and rapid innovation, allowing customers to leverage investment in single-application platforms to build out smart city and Internet of Things services.

“We are very excited by the growing number of opportunities provided by our standards-based offering and look forward to winning more new orders as the global demand for these solutions grows.”

Kiss Communications

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