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Ho Chi Minh Power Corporation in Vietnam (EVNHCMC) and Trilliant, the global leader in enterprise-wide smart energy communications, have delivered an end-to-end RF mesh communications platform for Ho Chi Minh City.

The innovative network is showcased at Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), the $1.5 billion business park that is the centerpiece of Vietnam’s bid to make Ho Chi Minh City the Silicon Valley of the Pacific. Trilliant’s Smart Communications Platform provides a secure network connecting EVNHCMC’s metering infrastructure with the “who’s who” of global tech firms at SHTP.

The project was designed to demonstrate the optimal approach to smart energy communications to support energy efficiency and reliability for EVNHCMC. The utility’s Deputy General Director Tran Khiem Tuan said, “The positive results of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park project have helped us to determine new technology directions for the future.”

Trilliant’s Smart Communications Platform, the only proven, globally available RF mesh solution for AMI and distribution automation networks, extends from customer meters at Hi-Tech Park to EVNHCMC’s operations center.

The unified solution uses a combination of interoperable wireless spectrum technologies (including both 2.4 and 5.8 gigahertz) to establish a high-performance virtual private network across the entire enterprise. By providing multiple technologies within a single platform, Trilliant helped EVNHCMC meet its need for enterprise wide communications cost-effectively, without unnecessary costs of integrating multiple vendors’ solutions.

The superior bandwidth of the Trilliant Smart Communications Platform provides EVNHCMC ample capacity to add distributed energy resources, energy efficiency or advanced demand side management tools and supports future uses for smart technology and internet of things (IoT) applications.

Trilliant has been recognized for its excellence in meeting the communications needs of the Asia Pacific region, including being named “Innovative Business of the Year” by the Asia Power & Electricity World in May 2015. The company also received Frost & Sullivan’s highest honor, being named “2015 Global Company of the Year” for its service to the global distributed automation industry.

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