AerCommand is available solely from Aeris and will be demonstrated live at DistribuTECH, February 3-5, 2009 at the San Diego Convention Center, Booth # 1729.

“The energy crisis and economic downturn are driving a major transformation in the way utilities manage power supply and demand,” said Chris Purpura, vice president of marketing at Aeris. “Increasingly, energy companies are turning to intelligent load-control programs and wireless technology solutions to improve the bottom line. We designed AerCommand to enable a demand-response solution that operates on a common technology platform that can support additional applications like AMI. By deploying many applications on a single technology platform, utilities will see an immediate return on investment.”

“AerCommand provides a significant wireless alternative for the utility industry,” said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M product line at Kyocera Wireless Corp. “The unique network capabilities and economics that Aeris provides on a broadly deployed technology like CDMA, together with the ingenuity of Kyocera’s next-generation modules, provide utilities a cost-effective and safe technology choice for years to come. Kyocera is proud to support AerCommand and its groundbreaking ability to help utilities and energy consumers by saving time, money and resources faster than ever before.”

Future Proof Solutions

AerCommand enhances the pervasive coverage and longevity of the existing Aeris CDMA network, which allows utilities to enroll new customers quickly and efficiently, without the added expense of network build-out. Additionally to AerCommand, Aeris enables reliable, real-time, IP-based communications required for the full range of AMI activities, all at a lower cost of operation than traditional cellular providers. To catch up with changing regulatory and business needs over time, AerCommand leverages IP-based networks and firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updates for future-proof applications.

Fastest ROI in the Industry

By leveraging AerFrame its award winning network-services platform, Aeris can offer automated remote device management that scales to millions of devices with exceptionally low operational support costs.