Next Generation of Grid Connectivity

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Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) announces MyGrid™ Switch and collaboration with SmartGuard, LLC and Freescale Semiconductor on hardware Development.

OATI is pleased to announce the creation of the MyGrid™ Switch, the premier device in the MyGrid™ product suite. The MyGrid™ Switch is a simple, user-installed plug-and-play device that provides secure control and measurement of high load devices such as window air conditioner units. The MyGrid™ Switch is developed by SmartGuard, LLC and based upon Freescale® Semiconductor’s Kinetis KM1x and KW2x MCUs. It integrates seamlessly with the OATI GridPort™ and OATI GridControl™, and provides extensive measurement and control capabilities such as voltage, frequency, energy consumption, active and reactive power, and current. The MyGrid™ Switch also makes these high load appliances available for reliable dispatch, providing economic and reliability benefits to both the utility and consumer. With MyGrid™ seamlessly integrated with OATI GridControl™, consumers can reliably and securely participate in utility demand side and distributed resources programs. Utilities equipped with detailed sub-metering information and precise two-way measurement and control capability can harness the new controllable assets to supply various demand responses, regulation, and ancillary services, as well as voltage and phase balancing capabilities.

Building upon the success of the MyGrid™ Switch, OATI plans to collaborate further with SmartGuard and Freescale on additional MyGrid™ devices and on the next generation of the OATI GridPort™. The OATI GridPort™ is a smarter gateway device that securely integrates and provides visibility between grid operations and end devices, such as load control switches, thermostats, solar panels, and other distributed energy resources. GridPort™ communicates securely to the OATI Private Cloud via the OATI GridControl™ security and communications service.

“OATI is excited to offer the MyGrid™ Switch into the market, filling a gap in the existing market landscape,” says Sasan Mokhtari, President and CEO. “OATI is also pleased to be working with SmartGuard, LLC and Freescale Semiconductor to develop leading edge devices to extend security, transparency, and control to the edge of the grid.”

Live GridControl™ demonstrations, which include the OATI GridPort™ and MyGrid™ Switch, will be held at the OATI 2015 DistribuTECH Booth #1901. The GridPort™ and MyGrid™ Switch will also be on display at the Freescale Booth #3709. Visit OATI.com/dtech2015 to learn more about the conference.

About OATI

OATI provides innovative software solutions that secure, simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,400 customers across North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent cyber security guidelines.

OATI (http://www.oati.com) is a leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact sales(at)oati(dot)net.

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