Tollgrade Receives 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award

Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014

Tollgrade Communications, Inc., the industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the worlds largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced today that their LightHouse

Grindmaster-Cecilware Upgrades to Newly-Released NOVAtime NT7000 Smart Time Clocks

Diamond Bar, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014

NOVAtime Technology, Inc. (, a leading provider of enterprise Time and Attendance / Workforce Management solutions, announced today that Grindmaster-Cecilware has adopted NOVAtimes latest touchscreen time clock, the NT7000, along with the NOVAtime 4000 SaaS system.

A global manufacturer of beverage dispensers and foodservice equipment, Grindmaster-Cecilware has over a century of experience providing the coffee shops, convenience stores, and restaurants of the world with everything from coffee grinders and tea brewers to commercial fryers, ranges, and ovens. The company boasts a rich history of innovation, having introduced the first fully automatic coffee urn in 1963 and the first commercial powdered beverage dispenser in 1994, and it continues this tradition with its recent lines of flavored powder cappuccino machines and digital coffee brewers.

Since 2010, Grindmaster-Cecilware has managed its workforce using the NOVA time 4000 SaaS system, which is a cloud-based solution that enables user-friendly, real-time management of overtime, attendance, leave, and scheduling. For its payroll processing, the company uses ADP, which integrates seamlessly with the NOVAtime 4000 system. As a cloud-based solution, NOVAtime 4000 SaaS provides all the functionality of a traditional licensed solution, but eliminates the IT headaches associated with maintaining licensed software on customer servers.

For the last two years, Grindmaster-Cecilware has used the NOVAtime 4000 SaaS system in conjunction with NT6500 clocks. The NT7000 smart time clocks that the company has chosen to supersede the NT6500 clocks offer many of the same functions, including biometric, proximity badge, HID badge, and key-in punch capabilities. The NT7000 also supports multiple languages (English, Spanish, French, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese) and photo capture of employees upon punch submission.

A 7 inch high resolution color display with touchscreen is the real draw, for many users, of the NT7000. According to Carrie Fletcher, Payroll and Human Resources Manager at Grindmaster-Cecilware, employees appreciate the user-friendly design of the new clock, All employees like NT7000 time clocks optical fingerprint touch pad and the larger screen. The clocks state-of-the-art Lumidigm fingerprint reader ensures that biometric data can be captured in even the most challenging environmental conditions.

With the adoption of the NT7000 smart time clocks, Grindmaster-Cecilware has enjoyed more accurate timekeeping, since all data comes from one reliable sourcethe clocksand not from paper timesheets or, worse yet, employees memories. Ms. Fletcher notes, Supervisors benefit from the ability to monitor employee clock-in times in real-time. Other supervisor capabilities that the clocks offer include employee lockouts, private messaging, and projection of training videos.

Of the services and support that Grindmaster-Cecilware has received from Cincinnati Time Systems (, one of NOVAtimes prestigious Summit Partners, Ms. Fletcher is unequivocal in her enthusiasm, When we have needed technical supportwhich is very rarethe response time has been swift and the support team has been knowledgeable. Based out of Ohio, Cincinnati Time Systems was recognized in 2013 as the NOVAtime partner with the highest level of customer satisfaction and customer care.

NOVAtime is proud to offer cutting-edge technology to Grindmaster-Cecilware. Gil Sidhom, Vice President of Research and Development at NOVAtime, explains, The NT7000 was designed for todays cloud-computing environment, and it meets the demand for heightened security and accuracy that such an environment creates. NOVAtime is looking forward to a lasting relationship with Grindmaster-Cecilware and the opportunity to provide this leader in the manufacturing industry with solutions that rise to the challenges of a quickly changing world.

About NOVAtime

NOVAtime Technology, Inc., headquartered in Diamond Bar, California, has become the leader in integrating Time and Attendance / Workforce Management solutions with Human Resource and Payroll systems. Known for its scalable and leading-edge software and hardware technology, NOVAtime continues to be selected by many of the worlds best-managed companies as the preferred Time and Attendance / Workforce Management solution provider. For more information about NOVAtime Technology, Inc. and how the NOVAtime solutions can help streamline your workforce management needs, please email sales(at)novatime(dot)net, call 877-486-6682, or visit

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North & South America Smart Grid Market 2020 Forecasts in a New Research Report at

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 29, 2014

The report Smart Grid Market in North and South America Key Issues, Regulations, Current Market Outlook and Key Equipment Market Size to 2020 provides analysis of the North and South American smart grid markets. The report provides information on key equipment such as microgrids, synchrophasors, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and renewable energy in some of the major countries in the region, along with regional-level analysis for each type of equipment. It also covers key market drivers and restraints and upcoming technologies.

Due to expected infrastructure development prior to the FIFA World Cup, Brazils smart meter market revenue will increase more than tenfold, from $ 36m in 2013 to $ 432m by 2020, at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 43.

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According to the companys latest report Smart Grid Market in North and South America Key Issues, Regulations, Current Market Outlook and Key Equipment Market Size to 2020, Brazil is leading the way in terms of smart grid investment and development in South America. The main market drivers are the need to upgrade grid reliability and power outages, as well as to improve the integration of renewable energy generation into the system, reducing per-capita power consumption.

Additionally, with power theft reaching as high as 20% in some Brazilian regions, local utilities are currently pursuing investments in smart meters, as the technology provides a simpler way for companies to track such activity.

Brazils National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) was expected to mandate the roll-out of smart meters in the country to achieve its objective of better energy efficiency. However, the agency simply defined a set of rules and norms, which indirectly requires the roll-out of smart meters by utilities instead.

Furthermore, ANEEL has introduced a policy requiring utilities to supply precise geographic information regarding the location of cables, transformers and customer metering points. It is also planning to implement a net metering system, which would enable customers to connect their micro-generation system to the Brazilian power grid with ease.

However, major market restraints remain in the region, such as bureaucracy and non-transparency, which could harm the protection of investor interest and the enforcement of contracts, according to GlobalData.

This report provides analysis of the North and South American smart grid markets. It also provides information on key equipment such as microgrids, synchrophasors, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and renewable energy in some of the major countries in the region, along with regional-level analysis for each type of equipment.


An overview of the smart grid market in North and South America, along with the drivers and restraints and funding scenario in each region
An overview of the market for key smart grid equipment such as synchrophasors, SCADA, renewable energy generation, microgrid, smart meter and EV
Coverage of key countries in the region for each market with forecasts until 2020
In the case of synchrophasors, annual unit sales and market size, until 2020, of the US, Canada, Mexico, and Colombia
In the case of SCADA, market size and forecasts for the two major markets until 2020: the US and Brazil
In the case of renewable energy generation, cumulative capacity additions for Mexico, the US, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru, from 2006 to 2020
In the case of smart meter unit installations, the market for the US, Canada and Brazil
In the case of the EV market, the current scenario in the US and Brazil
In the case of the microgrid market, US forecasts until 2020
The current outlook of upcoming technologies such as Outage Management Systems (OMS), Distribution Automation (DA), Virtual Power Plants, cloud computing and smart cities
Smart grid policies for key countries: the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil

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Agawi, Formerly iSwifter, Launches Version 2.0 of its Cloud Gaming Platform, Enabling Publishers to Stream Everything from Social to AAA Titles Across Tablets, Smart TVs

Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) August 27, 2012

Today Agawi, formerly iSwifter, is announcing version 2.0 of its cloud gaming platform to stream a diverse array of gaming content across all post-PC era devices. Agawi aims to become the largest cloud gaming platform, with the mission of any game, anywhere, instantly inspiring the new company name.

Unlike OnLive, Agawi started in the post-PC cloud computing era, and thus has been built on a different business model, said Agawis co-founder and executive chairman, Peter Relan. With the power of version 2.0 of Agawi, well be enabling the delivery of more games to more devices. We believe we can reach 100 million devices and truly make cloud gaming a universal phenomenon.

Whats new in version 2.0?

-New clients supported beyond iPads: PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Windows 8 tablets, and smart TVs.

-New game genres beyond the social games currently supported in the iSwifter app, to include AAA mid-core and hardcore titles at industry-leading speed and quality.

-New cloud service architecture to support the publisher’s choice of ANY cloud service provider.

“As a strategic cloud partner, Blue Box has been working with Agawi to provide scalable cloud infrastructure for streaming social games since its inception,” said Jesse Proudman, CEO of Blue Box Group. “With the launch of version 2.0 of Agawi, we are excited to build and deliver an industry-leading GPU gaming cloud. This project resonates with our vision to deliver infrastructure supporting transformational technologies. We love being part of the next big thing.”

As console-quality games increasingly try to make the jump to modern platforms, Agawis technology offers sophistication and speed for instant access to games and freedom from console hardware. The companys seamless cloud streaming technology eliminates long download times for graphics-heavy games and enables high-speed gameplay on all popular entertainment platforms.

Games publishers can partner with Agawi’s B2B platform to make their titles accessible to a huge audience of gamers. Since inception, the platform has streamed 12,000 titles to three million gamers across 150 countries worldwide.

With a team of ex-Netflix and Panasonic engineers and two Ph.Ds, Agawi has created a platform that aims to bring any form of game content to any screen.

Agawi will be giving a keynote presentation at Cloud Gaming USA in San Francisco on September 11.

About Agawi:

Agawi (formerly iSwifter) is the worlds first cloud gaming platform focused on the post-PC era of tablets, mobile devices and connected TVs, using an open cloud architecture. Offering partners the ability to deliver compelling game experiences in any genre, from social to hardcore, to users on any device, including tablets, TVs, smartphones and PCs, Agawi stands for any game, anywhere, instantly.

Combining the latest innovations in open cloud architectures, with its own patent pending state-of-the-art interactive streaming technology, Agawi works with leading game publishers, online retailers, OEMs, and network operators to stream console-quality PC, MMO, casual and social games to users instantly.

Based in Menlo Park, California, Agawi was founded by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and spun out of YouWeb Incubator in 2010.

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About Blue Box Group:

Blue Box is a premier open-source hosting provider offering highly customized infrastructure solutions paired with top-tier support. For more information on Blue Box, visit

Voice Smart Networks Wins Hawaii Dream Vacation from FreedomVoice for Being Top Sales Partner

San Diego (PRWEB) April 16, 2013

FreedomVoice, one of the largest US providers of cloud-based VoIP phone systems, today announced that Voice Smart Networks, Southern Californias leading unified communications company, won a competition for the most FreedomIQ seat sales sold over the past six months within the TAG organization. Voice Smart Networks representatives will be going on a trip of a lifetime to the Big Island in Hawaii. Hotel, flights and activities will be included such as swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling trips, Luaus and more.

FreedomIQ from FreedomVoice has been one of our flagship products within the TAG organization over the past 5 years, said Dale Stein, Partner, TAG. We are very happy with their VoIP cloud product FreedomIQ and the excellent US based customer care they provide.

Voice Smart Networks has been successfully selling FreedomIQ cloud services to our customer base for many years, said Mark Wadnizak, President of Voice Smart Networks. The reliability of service, great customer care and easy setup have been some of the key factors to our success as well as the month to month contract.

It was down to the wire in the end as this competition was very close with orders coming in over the weekend, said Eric Thomas, CEO and Founder of FreedomVoice. We are very much looking forward to hearing wonderful stories of what they did on this vacation of a lifetime.

About FreedomVoice

FreedomVoice was founded in 1996 and today serves nearly 30,000 customers nationwide. It got its start providing virtual phone systems to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. This service remains a key offering from FreedomVoice, including business-enhancing features such as 800 numbers , an auto attendant, call forwarding, and voicemail-to-text. FreedomVoice launched the FreedomIQ hosted VoIP phone system service in 2006, responding to overwhelming business demand for cloud-hosted phone service. All of FreedomVoices platform technology has been developed in-house to provide a unique, customizable, and flexible solution that works with any companys workflow. Based in Encinitas, Calif., FreedomVoice is privately-held and remains profitable through strategic partnerships and the agility to develop new technologies ahead of the curve.

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FreedomVoice and FreedomIQ are registered trademarks of FreedomVoice Systems.

About Voice Smart Networks

Founded in 1982, Voice Smart Networks is Southern Californias leading data and voice company. The companys mission is to increase its customers profitability, improve their productivity and give them a competitive advantage by implementing the right technology. Voice Smart Networks is the only provider that protects its customers from the two risks of technology – obsolescence and cost. As its customers trusted technology advisor, Voice Smart Networks has earned the position as the market leader and its customers business through quality products and services.

As a premier member of Technology Assurance Group, Voice Smart Networks is able to fulfill all of its customers technology needs. This means that the organization is the ultimate resource for business phone systems (VoIP and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) provisioning), Managed IT Services, Network Security, Video Conferencing and Disaster Recovery.

Voice Smart Networks delivers future technology today. For more information, please visit please call 800-500-2696 or visit us at

Global Digital Media Market – Dynamic, IPTV and Smart TV Markets a New Research Report at

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 03, 2013

Global Digital Media – The Dynamic Digital, IPTV and Smart TV Markets is an annual report and a valuable resource of information on the vibrant global TV sector and incorporates insights, statistics, examples and trends. The report identifies the key issues and directions surrounding the progression of IPTV, Digital TV, Pay TV and internet-based online video services and mobile TV. It explores the trends occurring in multi-play bundling supported by relevant case studies and discussed a future based on Over-The-Top (OTT) services. The report includes unique regional information across North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Complete report is available at

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LeadMaster ‘Smart Queues’ bring Intelligence to Call Centers & Inside Sales

Roswell, GA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

LeadMaster, a leader in Sales and Marketing Automation solutions announces ‘Smart Queues’, the latest enhancement to their Cloud-Based CRM solution. Smart Queues provide the ability to organize prospects and customer call records from different sources and automatically serve them up to the sales team in prioritized order. Once a caller enters a pre-defined Smart Queue the system intelligently determines which call records will have the highest priority (score) and begins to deliver them to the agent.

For most business, raw prospects and customer inquiries can come from a variety of sources. The challenge is to ensure higher priority inquiries are worked first. Smart Queues allow management to pre-define how leads are scored, keeping the guesswork out of the hands of the call team.

For example, suppose leads are coming from three sources: the companys website, Google advertising and pre-qualified purchased leads. A Smart Queue can be setup so that pre-qualified leads will always be delivered first and then a blend of website and advertising leads are delivered when there are no pre-qualified leads available.

For outbound calling teams The Smart Queue will be especially effective for improving productivity.

Smart ERP Solutions Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready Status

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

Smart ERP Solutions, Inc. today announced that its Oracles PeopleSoft add-on offerings HCM Solutions (3.0) and Financials Solutions (3.0), providing automated employee and vendor onboarding capabilities, have achieved Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Delivered at the Oracle HCM Users Group Global Conference 2013, where they are presenting the session on Automating PeopleSoft HR Proceses, todays announcement demonstrates that Smart ERP Solutions supports HCM Solutions (3.0) and Financials Solutions (3.0) with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

With this achievement, Smart ERP Solutions offerings to automate employee and vendor onboarding as well as provide intelligent electronic forms capabilities provide even greater value to customers by leveraging Oracles complete, integrated and cloud-ready infrastructure. Smart ERP Solutions is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready are part of the Oracle Exastack Ready program which allows partners, such as Smart ERP Solutions, to be recognized by Oracle for developing, testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud or Oracle SPART SuperCluster engineered systems. Oracle Exadata delivers extreme performance and is the ideal database platform for OLTP applications, data warehouses as well as the varied and unpredictable workloads of cloud computing. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure and redundant. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is hardware and software engineered together to provide extreme performance, reliability and scalability for Oracle, Java and other business applications, while enabling lower TCO, reduced risk, higher user productivity and one-stop support.

The Oracle Exastack Ready program recognizes Smart ERP Solutions as having applications that leverage the latest Oracle technology to better support joint customers. Leveraging the latest Oracle technology enables offerings from Smart ERP Solutions to deliver even greater customer value enhancing Oracles PeopleSoft HR and Financials business operations by efficiently increasing performance, reliability and scalability.

Whether automating employee and vendor onboarding processes or providing electronic forms capabilities to reduce paper usage our clients need and want ways to more efficiently meet the demanding needs of their functional application business users. Leveraging the latest Oracle component products enables us to readily increase the value of all our solutions, including on-premise as well as cloud-based offerings, said Kirk Chan, Vice President of Business Development at Smart ERP Solutions.

When partners such as Smart ERP Solutions leverage the latest component products of Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud as the foundation for their applications, they benefit from a complete, integrated and cloud-ready infrastructure that will help them utilize new features and functionality and drive innovation, said Chris Baker, Senior Vice President, Worldwide ISV and OEM Sales. We are pleased to see Smart ERP Solutions achieve Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status as this significant milestone helps equip them to deliver superior value to customers.

About Smart ERP Solutions, Inc.

As a Platinum level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, Smart ERP Solutions focuses on providing innovative, release independent, add-on solutions and expert services for ERP applications to increase productivity, efficiency and usability while reducing development timelines, minimizing costs and avoiding customizations to lower total cost of ownership. This combination of solutions and services uniquely positions Smart ERP Solutions to provide client value through efficiencies. To find out more, visit

About the Oracle Exastack Program

The Oracle Exastack program helps enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications. Leveraging the Oracle Exastack program, qualifying OPN members have access to Oracle performance experts and dedicated labs for testing and tuning their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster. With an Oracle Exastack Optimized status, partners will receive access to corresponding Oracle branding, logos and related benefits to effectively differentiate their offerings. Customers can be confident when selecting Oracle Exastack Optimized applications that they are supported and have been tested and tuned with the goal to achieve optimal performance, scalability and reliability. Also part of the program, Oracle Exastack Ready is dedicated to helping ISVs run their solutions on the latest major release of Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and their component products, including Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. These products provide partners with a lower cost and high performance infrastructure for database and application workloads across on-premise and cloud based environments. To find out more, visit

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit


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Smart Transportation Market is expected to grow at CAGR of 23.6% & to exceed $102.31 Billion by 2018 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets

(PRWEB) December 29, 2012

According to a new market research report, “Smart Transportation Market – by Solutions (Ticketing Management, Parking Management, Passenger Information, Traffic Management), Services (Traditional, Advanced, Software) Worldwide Analysis and Forecasts (2012 – 2018)”published by MarketsandMarkets, the Smart Transportation market expected to reach more than $ 102.31 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 23.6%.

Browse 97 market data tables and 25 figures spread through 193 pages and in-depth TOC on “Smart Transportation Market – By Solutions (Ticketing Management, Parking Management, Passenger Information, Traffic Management), Services (Traditional, Advanced, Software) Worldwide Analysis And Forecasts (2012 -2018)”.

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The market for smart transportation is fuelled by the advancements across the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. The report on smart transportation report consists of the opportunity analysis of technology adoption across all solution and services market. The report focuses on estimating and forecasting the market potential of the major sub-segments of transportation, which are parking management & guidance, passenger information, integrated supervision, traffic management and ticketing management market.

The report also covers the market potential for the services industry catering to smart transportation. These services include traditional services, advanced services, and software services, covering new technologies such as business analytics and cloud computing. The report also focuses on technologies & standards and analyzes market drivers, restraints, trends and opportunities, along with a study on key players, and the competitive outlook.

The overall smart transportation market, valued at $ 26.70 billion in 2012, is forecasted to grow at $ 102.31 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 23.6% for the period 2013 to 2018. In smart transportation types market, we observe solutions market to be the fastest growing market with CAGR of 22.5%, growing to $ 66.62 billion by 2018. Apart from the systems and solutions markets, the market for services is also observed to grow at a significant pace. Other than traditional services associated to maintenance, repair, replace, upgrades or operations outsourcing, there are additional services such as consulting (business, operation, change management, transformation and people management) and software services (business analytics and cloud computing) which have gained major traction in this market.

In addition to market sizes and forecasts, the report also provides a detailed analysis of the market trends and factors influencing market growth, offering in-depth geographic analyses of the smart transportation market in North America, Latin America, Western-Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) + Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

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Two Cooperative Utilities Deploying EnergyHubs Mercury Smart Thermostat Platform This Summer

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2012

EnergyHub, Inc. today announced that Gibson Electric Membership Corporation and Mid-South Synergy, two cooperative utilities, will deploy EnergyHubs Mercury smart thermostat platform beginning this summer.

The Mercury smart thermostat platform gives Gibson EMC (located in western Tennessee) and Mid-South Synergy (located in eastern Texas) the ability to manage peak residential heating and cooling loads by adjusting customers thermostats to use less energy during times of high demand. The utilities customers can adjust and program their thermostats from anywhere through EnergyHubs web and mobile apps, and they receive real-time feedback on the cost impacts of their selections.

We chose the Mercury platform because of the opportunity it provides our member-owners to better understand and manage their home heating and cooling energy usage while helping Gibson EMC reduce system peak demand, said Charles Phillips, Vice President of Engineering and IT at Gibson Electric Membership Corporation. Because the customer directly benefits from using the Mercury platform, it will be easier for GEMC to grow the size of our load control program, while also keeping our members motivated to use their thermostats to save money.

For over 70 years, Mid-South Synergy has focused on providing quality service to our members at a reasonable price, said Daniel Bethapudi, Chief Financial Officer at Mid-South Synergy. We’re excited to work with EnergyHub to deploy the Mercury platform. Mercury will help reduce Mid-South’s peak load while providing our members with thermostat remote control and energy efficiency benefits, providing a great combination of cost-effective benefits to the cooperative.

Both cooperatives will begin deploying Mercury-connected thermostats and managing peak-time load this summer. Participating co-op members will receive wireless thermostats and access to web and mobile (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android) applications for programming their thermostats and optimizing their air conditioning and heating settings. Employees of the cooperatives will use the Mercury cloud-hosted demand response management system (DRMS) to manage the thermostat program, execute direct load control events, and monitor program performance.

We are thrilled to be working with Gibson EMC and Mid-South Synergy to bring energy-saving wireless thermostat technology to these co-ops and their members, said Matt Johnson, Director of Business Development at EnergyHub. The Mercury smart thermostat platform and its DRMS are helping these co-ops lower their operating costs, which allows them to pass savings along to their member-owners. Were excited to add these two co-ops to the over 100,000 Mercury-compatible thermostats already in the market, and we look forward to working with them to grow their programs in the future, Johnson said.

Heating and cooling costs make up nearly half of the average annual energy bill, which is $ 2,200 for a U.S. single-family home. Research shows that real-time feedback and control using products like the web and mobile applications for the EnergyHubs Mercury smart thermostat platform can help consumers save up to 20 percent on their monthly energy bills.

About EnergyHub

EnergyHub, Inc. develops software and hardware solutions that help consumers, utilities, and service providers reduce energy consumption and save money. EnergyHub solutions allow homeowners to understand and control energy use in real time and encourage people to take actionable steps to reduce consumption. Utilities also benefit from EnergyHub technology as it enables them to identify and manage peak loads, implement effective demand response programs, and improve operating efficiency.

EnergyHub, based in Brooklyn, New York, is a privately held, venture-backed company, and is deploying its technology with a variety of utilities and service providers across North America. For more information on how EnergyHub can help your customers realize savings through energy efficiency visit

About Gibson Electric Membership Corporation

Gibson Electric Membership Corporation is a nonprofit and member-owned electric utility. Its mission is simply to provide its members with safe and reliable electric service at an affordable price. Gibson EMC serves 35,000 customer-owners over 2,900 miles of line in eight Northwest Tennessee counties (Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison and Obion).

About Mid-South Synergy

Founded in 1940, Mid-South Synergy provides electricity, water and wastewater service and Internet support to its member-owners. Its margin over cost is either put back to run the business efficiently, or is returned to its members. Headquartered in Navasota, TX, the company serves customers in Grimes, Montgomery, Madison, Walker, Brazos and Waller counties.