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Cisco Continues its Momentum in the Energy/Smart Grid Market

Cisco’s Connected Energy Group is exhibiting at the DistribuTECH conference taking place this week in San Diego, where it is making some exciting updates as well. Building on progress made in 2010 and expanding its smart grid activities in substation and home, Cisco is announcing partnerships with leading smart grid industry players ECOtality and Cooper Industries.

Cisco and ECOtality have completed the development for integrating the Blink Network charger interface with Cisco’s Home Energy Management Solution (HEMS).  http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2011/prod_013111c.html

Additionally, Cisco announced a strategic relationship with Cooper Industries where Cooper will incorporate Cisco’s Connected Grid products into their substation automation solutions.  http://www.cooperpower.com/news/pr.cfm?NewsID=247

Cisco’s vision is for information technology to transform how the world manages its energy and environmental challenges.  The goal of Cisco’s Connected Energy Group is to build an extensive product and services portfolio, based on a smarter, connected energy grid, that will bring this vision to reality.  Within the last year Cisco has made important steps to further its commitment to the energy/smart grid market with several strategic announcements, product introductions, key partnerships and acquisitions. Cisco continues that momentum this week through its partnerships with ECOtality and Cooper Industries.

For more information:

 - Cisco Connected Energy:

http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/energy/external_utilities.html

- ECOtality: http://www.ecotality.com

- Cooper Industries: http://www.cooperindustries.com

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