Partner spotlight: Allied Telesis, GE, Siemens, Veolia

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:00 -- SCC Staff

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Allied Telesis expands solutions for schools, hospitals, governments
IP networking leader and Council Lead Partner Allied Telesis expanded its popular range of xSeries distribution switches. The x930 Series unifies the management of large-scale wired and wireless networks on a single platform to reduce complexity and increase administrative consistency. The company says as a distribution switch, the x930 Series is ideal for medium-to-large organizations such as schools, hospitals and government agencies providing the flexibility of a variety of different port configurations with the power of Allied Telesis VCStack.

Gartner names GE an industry leader in ADMS
GE’s Digital Energy business was named one of the industry’s leading providers of advanced distribution management systems (ADMS) by Gartner, the information technology research and advisory company. The designation was cited in a recent report issued by Gartner where it analyzed the capabilities of 10 vendors that offer ADMS solutions. "We are investing significantly in device agnostic mobility capability, advanced optimization capabilities and big data integration to further improve grid resiliency and asset utilization and to drive operational efficiency for our customers," noted Keith Redfearn, GM, software solutions, for GE, a Council Lead Partner. GE will be featuring its full portfolio of advanced Industrial Internet software solutions for the modern grid at its International Software Summit, which is taking place June 8-11 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Siemens eHighway project taking shape in California
We told you last summer about the eHighway system Council Associate Partner Siemens is building near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – the two largest ports in the U.S. Travelers in the area can now see the infrastructure for this first-of-its-kind system taking shape. As a Siemens blog post explains, the system "will use electricity delivered via overhead lines to electrify road lanes and provide clean and efficient power to trucks. Using electricity to power the heavy-duty trucks that travel on the 1-mile stretch near the ports will result in significantly reduced emissions and lower noise pollution." Noting that moving freight efficiently, economically while being sensitive to the environment is a challenge, Siemens believes the eHighway will be a solution.

Veolia tapped to help Southend-On-Sea improve recycling rates
Veolia won a 15+ year contract to supply a range of services, including recycling, waste and street cleansing, to Southend-On-Sea – a seaside resort town in England. “Veolia has committed to further improving upon our recycling rates, maintaining weekly collections, delivering a first-class service to our residents and businesses, maintaining an attractive street scene across the Borough and providing the best possible value for council tax-payers’ money by delivering significant savings," said Executive Councillor Martin Terry in a CIWM Journal report." He added: “To deliver savings, whilst getting an expanded and improved service cannot be underestimated in a time of on-going central government cuts." Veolia, a Council Associate Partner, provides an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials -- with a focus on waste recovery – to promote the transition toward a circular economy.

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