Trilliant Receives 2009 SmartGrid.TMCnet.com Product of the Year Award

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SecureMesh WAN Honored for Outstanding Innovation

We're honored that Trilliant's multi-tier architecture approach to Smart Grid communications has been recognized as the product of the year by TMC and Intelligent Communications Partners.

Trilliant Incorporated, a leader in delivering Smart Grid solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, announced today that its SecureMesh™ WAN communications infrastructure has received a 2009 SmartGrid.TMCnet.com Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and Intelligent Communications Partners.

The SecureMesh Wide Area Network (WAN) products provide a low-latency, high-bandwidth wireless mesh network capable of covering hundreds of square miles of the distribution grid. The SecureMesh WAN provides air data rates up to 54 Mbps for Ethernet and IP connectivity to both grid devices and AMI collectors. By connecting grid devices such as substations, voltage regulators, line switches, capacitor banks, and transformers, the SecureMesh WAN provides a communications infrastructure that enables substation automation, distribution automation, and SCADA. By providing backhaul for AMI collectors, the SecureMesh WAN enables secure private networking for advanced metering applications. The SecureMesh WAN integrates distribution networking and AMI backhaul into a common infrastructure that maintains end-to-end security through network virtualization and partitioning.

"We're honored that Trilliant's multi-tier architecture approach to Smart Grid communications has been recognized as the product of the year by TMC and Intelligent Communications Partners," said Rob Conant, Senior Vice President Network Products at Trilliant. "When Trilliant acquired SkyPilot Networks in 2009 we knew that it would have a big impact on the industry, and we have been delighted with the positive responses we have seen from utilities as their needs have migrated from basic AMI systems to more advanced smart grid networks. With our proven, standards-based solutions for Neighborhood Area Networks (NAN) and Home Area Networks (NAN), and the SecureMesh Wide-Area Network (WAN) technology from the acquisition, we are providing utilities a true future-proof infrastructure for their Smart Grid initiatives."

"SmartGrid.TMCnet.com is pleased to grant a 2009 Product of the Year Award to Trilliant for their SecureMesh WAN product. Trilliant has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We're proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of the smart grid technologies."

The First Annual SmartGrid.TMCnet.com Product of the Year Award winners are featured at http://smart-grid.tmcnet.com and published in its email newsletter, which can be found at: http://smart-grid.tmcnet.com/eNewsletterSignup.aspx

For more information about the 2009 SmartGrid Product of the Year Awards or any of the TMC media properties, please visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

About Trilliant Incorporated
Trilliant Incorporated provides hardware, software and service solutions that deliver on the promise of Advanced Metering and Smart Grid to utilities and their customers including improved energy efficiency, grid reliability, lower operating cost, and integration of renewable energy resources. Since its original founding in 1985, Trilliant has been a leading innovator in the delivery and implementation of energy management systems, including advanced utility wireless data collection for residential and commercial customers, demand response, time-of-use billing, and critical peak pricing initiatives. Trilliant currently has more than 200 utility customers including Hydro One, the single-largest Smart Grid implementation in North America. For more information please visit http://www.trilliantinc.com.

About TMC’s Smart Grid Web Portal
The Smart Grid portal on TMCnet serves as a resource for the rapidly developing technologies that enable and harness Smart Grids, with particular emphasis on applications, products and software for improving residential, business, institutional and facilities’ power consumption.

TMCnet’s Smart Grid Web portal offers free resources for anyone interested in researching, purchasing and applying smart grid technologies. It includes Smart Grid industry news and expert analysis by Jon Arnold and Shidan Gouran of Intelligent Communications Partners. Additionally this portal encompasses Global Online Communities and Channels, blogs, feature articles, videos and more. Visitors can be regularly updated on what is happening across a spectrum of organizations involved in hardware, wireless communications for video, phone and data and other niches in the Smart Grid market.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); SmartGrid Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). For more information about TMC, visit http://tmcnet.com/.

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: IT.TMCnet.com, 4G-wirelessevolution.TMCnet.com, M2M Evolution.com, Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics.TMCnet.com, Cable.TMCnet.com, Satellite.TMCnet.com, Green.TMCnet.com, Healthcare.TMCnet.com, and Education.TMCnet.com.

For more information about TMC, visit http://www.tmcnet.com.

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