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  1. Smart Grid Energy Generation • Renewable Energy • Distributed Generation Transmission & Distribution • Load Management • Demand Response Electrical Vehicles • Charging Station Management Smart Metering • Residential • Commercial & Industrial (source : Sierra Wireless)

  2. Architecture : mix of technologies • What and where are your applications? • Local area: HAN, NAN • Last mile: End points to backhaul; WAN • Middle mile: Spread across the grid • Complex Systems  tightly integrated • What are the requirements? • High or low throughput needs • Latency concerns in the application • Security: Regulatory compliance; now and in the future • Level of intelligence; criticality of the data •  It will take different solutions & technologies … no panacea • Communication layers • MESH, PLC, Cellular/WiMax, WiFi, ZigBee • Different application, different network topography, different solution

  3. Total Cost: impact of installation and maintenance (source : Beecham Research 2009)

  4. Why a public Cellular WAN? • Available everywhere • Extensively used all over the world • More than 5 billion active connections • Covers 99% of the population • Proven communication technology • Existing standard, • More than 15 years existence • Secure networks • Seamless and secure IP connectivity • Access to back up with several public network • Costs • Installation: Public network offer the lowest installation cost • Maintenance: Leverage on investment: billions will be invested by public network to main it • Technology cost: • Access to a technology ecosystem • HW technology reaching costs of other comms. technologies (PLC, private RF)

  5. Key Challenges • Assuring connectivity that is secure, easy to maintain andcompatible with future needs over the system lifetime. • Supporting the diverse environment, dense and sparse populations and making the best use of existing and future networks • Using existing open and standard technologies to minimize the costof installation and maintenance • Lower risk

  6. Checklist for a successful project • Comprehend the big picture •  Entire network • Plan for growth and scale • Consider modularity • Plan for change of technology • Reliable communications are essential • 2-way in many cases • IP connectivity • Security • Long life span • Rugged and Proven technology • Network lifespan • Installation and Maintenance: • Possibility to monitor communication equipment • Possibility to upgrade the protocol stack with a secure patch mechanism

  7. Sierra Wireless Overview Global Leader in Mobile Broadband & M2M • Most innovative Mobile Broadband Device vendor (ABI ) • Leader in embedded modules, gateways and routers (Revenue) • Fast to market with comprehensive Service Delivery Platform • Worldwide sales and support • R&D facilities in Canada, US, France and China • Leading operators, manufacturers and partners around the world count on Sierra Wireless Enhancing productivity and profitability with wireless solutions for people, businesses and machines

  8. Thank You