Ambient has partnered with EnVerv to offer its Smart Meter Communications Module to utility customers.

The Ambient Smart Meter Module utilizes Powerline Communications (PLC) technology to connect new or existing meters, and is designed to meet the expectations of utility customers, in line with the specificities of their markets, including worldwide frequency support for CENELEC, FCC, and ARIB powerline bands.

In addition, the module uses the existing low-voltage grid to help minimize infrastructure and operational costs.

Ambient president and CEO John Joyce said,"We have chosen EnVerv’s EV8000 Series technology as one of our communications solutions for the Ambient Smart Meter Communications Module, because it supports multiple PLC standards and enables efficient and effective communications for a range of utility applications, including Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), in-building communications, and Active Energy Management solutions."

EnVerv president and CEO Michael Raam said, "We are excited to be working together with Ambient on our EV8000 series of products, which offer the flexibility and scalability for developers to design data concentrators that comply with any PLC standard, and meet the performance, cost, and connectivity requirements for Active Energy Management."

Ambient has introduced Dual Modem G3-PLC Data Concentrator in October 2013.