Smart Energy Networks joins the MULTOS Consortium
Posted on 26 March, 2014 in Category
London, UK – March 2014 – MULTOS Consortium, a group of international blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications, announced today that Smart Energy Networks, a UK-based consultancy specialising in communications solutions for Smart metering and Smart grid applications, has joined as a Professional Partner member.
Joining as a Professional Partner Member, Smart Energy Networks can take part in the development and growth of MULTOS, whilst benefiting fully from the Consortium’s marketing and networking resources with members that span the secure Smart device industry.
John Cowburn, Director, Smart Energy Networks says, “Smart metering and Smart grid applications require a high degree of security as they form part of the critical national infrastructure. Smart metering also provides for prepay services to be offered and MULTOS with its inherent security features provides an ideal solution with its proven technology. With many countries across the world embarking on Smart metering roll outs and Smart grid projects on the increase, MULTOS is well placed to take advantage of the opportunities that will arise.”
Stuart Attwood, Commercial Manager of the MULTOS Consortium, comments “With the addition of Smart Energy Networks into the Consortium, MULTOS is in an excellent position to expand into the burgeoning Smart metering and wider IoT (Internet of Things) market. The technology and security expertise that MULTOS and the Consortium members can offer to this area is extensive, and with it we look to span the bridge between our traditional smart device verticals of Payments and ID and the new world of IoT and M2M (Machine-to-Machine). Smart Energy Network brings a wealth of knowledge in the Smart metering market, and we are very much looking forward to developing a strong and fruitful relationship.”
About Smart Energy Networks:
Smart Energy Networks was formed in 2010 to assist energy companies to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to actively participate in development of technical specifications for the UK Smart metering rollout. They work with some of the ‘Big 6’ energy suppliers as a metering consultancy and have advised DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) since the beginning of the programme.
Director John Cowburn has been in the metering industry for 30 years, designing solutions for prepay and Smart applications. He is convenor of the International standards body responsible for Smart metering functions and processes and represents the UK in Europe on several bodies, including the Smart grid information security group. He is chairman of the ZigBee Alliance EURO SIG.
For more information, visit www.smartenergynet.co.uk
Company Contact: John Cowburn CEng FIEE - Director, Smart Energy Network