PERI Software to Discuss Application Security Considerations for a Smart Grid Infrastructure at San Diego Tech Conference

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"Technology that allows integration of Home Area Networks to the Smart Grid technology has added security concerns that have to be addressed," said Chief Technology Officer Satish Chetty, PERI Software Solutions, Inc.

Sarav Periasmy, President and CEO, PERI Software

Smart grid technology is green and does not cost more, it should help customers feel good about saving energy and the environment,” said Sarav Periasamy, President and CEO, PERI Software Solutions, Inc.

"The emerging technology that allows the integration of Home Area Network to the Smart Grid has added security concerns that have to be addressed especially with data, multi-application integration and communication networks," said Chief Technology Officer Satish Chetty, PERI Software Solutions, Inc., one of the nation's fastest growing Asian-owned, global business solutions companies, based in Newark, NJ with offices in San Jose, Los Angeles and Chennai, India. Chetty plans to speak on application security for Smart Grid technology at 2010 Smart Grid Technology Conference & Expo, hosted by San Diego Gas & Electric, June 2 -3, 2010, San Diego, CA.

The Smart Grid conference is expected to reveal ways to step up smart grid technologies. PERI will display its latest Smart Grid technology among a dozen exhibitors and sponsors. "Research shows that 60 percent of the electricity generated in this country is lost to inefficiencies, and the fact that smart grid technology is green and does not cost more, should help customers feel good about saving energy and the environment," said Sarav Periasamy, President and CEO, PERI Software Solutions, Inc. "Smart Grid technology transforms the way utilities can deliver power to customers."

Smart Grid and Smart Metering introduce access control, network and application security concerns at and beyond the meter. PERI will be discussing how to prepare a security policy, understand and prevent network security issues and respond to incidents. Attendees will also hear PERI talk about the role based access control of data, devices, networks and applications, along with audits and reinforcements.

The two-day Smart Grid technology conference, sponsored by San Diego Gas and Electric Company, will also feature industry leaders from Austin Energy, TVA, Google, Seattle City Light, Southern California Edison, Better Place, Sempra, EPRI, and Verizon Wireless to name a few.

Other subjects expected to be discuss include future of smart grid cleantech industry, which is estimated to hit $11.8 billion by the end of 2015. The conference will also feature "the pros and cons of in-home wireless standards such as open source and ZigBee, to see which home area networks will allow efficient home automation. The two day event will also outline topics such as "how to manage in-home data from multiple sources such as consumer devices, electric vehicles and smart meters to streamline operations." And attendees will get the low down on the latest open platform based utility-technology partnerships to hear who they need to connect with for future gains.

PERI offers a solution that consists of smart electric meters that are capable of collecting fine grained household electrical usage data and transmitting it over secure communications protocols like mobile phones using general packet radio service (GPRS)
or WIFI Mesh.

"The data collected is integrated into a smart grid enterprise information system," explained Periasamy. "The application supports data collection, analytics, system planning, engineering, operations, energy management, asset management, and value-added customer services. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Smart Meter and Demand Response form the core enabling technologies for the smart grid.

Beyond automated meter reading for billing purposes, the smart grid serves as information gateways to customers. It offers improved revenue management and proactive customer communications about energy efficiency. Through dynamic rate price programs and Home Area Network applications and devices the smart grid also enables customers to manager the user of energy in their home in near real time.

For more about their products and services visit: http://www.perisoftware.com For more about the smart grid tech conference and agenda visit:
http://www.smartgridupdate.com/smartgridtechnology/programme.shtml

Editors: For images and advanced media interviews with PERI, please call: Aida Mayo or George McQuade at 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229 or email Publicity(at)MayoCommunications(dot)com.

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