WebRTC Solutions Industry News

TMCNet:  Former NRECA CEO and Congressman Glenn English Joins On-Ramp Wireless' Strategic Advisory Board

[July 09, 2013]

Former NRECA CEO and Congressman Glenn English Joins On-Ramp Wireless' Strategic Advisory Board

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

On-Ramp Wireless, developer of wireless solutions for energy automation and M2M communications, announced that Glenn English, former CEO of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) the nation's premier trade association representing the interest of member-owned electric utilities and a former ten term Congressman, has joined its strategic advisory board. On-Ramp's solution provides electric utility companies a single cost effective low-power, wide area wireless network for running multiple Smart Grid applications such as AMI, demand response, and grid automation, delivering a faster ROI and lower total cost of ownership. Mr. English's vast expertise in the rural electric utility industry will enable On-Ramp to further enhance its solution offering to meet the needs of its utility customers.

Currently, Mr. English is Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Heartland Energy Partners, a professional services firm that helps clients effectively develop and manage programs and assets in the fields of energy and environment, information technology, infrastructure protection, and healthcare. Mr. English became the fourth CEO of NRECA in 1994 and led the organization for nearly two decadesprior to his retirement in March 2013. Under his leadership utility cooperatives became a powerful presence on Capitol Hill and spearheaded the organizations efforts to serve its 42 millions cooperative members by providing reliable and affordable energy. He also sat on the Agricultural Energy Work Group's "25 by 25" Steering Committee, a group dedicated to increasing renewable energy resources that use agriculture and forestry products by 2025.

Prior to joining NRECA, Mr. English served 10 terms in the U.S. Congress representing Oklahoma's 6th district. During his tenure he served on the House Agriculture Committee and as chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, and Rural Development beginning in 1989. Mr. English was also a senior member of the Government Operation Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture from 1981 to 1989. He also served on numerous committees and legislation around rural electrification during this time.

"We are pleased that someone with Glenn's extensive utility industry experience has joined On-Ramp's strategic advisory board. Glenn's knowledge in rural electrification and development will bring valuable insights to our team as we continue to build out On-Ramp's system capabilities. The industry is already moving to Smart Grid 2.0 and we are well positioned to meet the growing demand for low power, wide area networks to connect assets across the Smart Grid," said Kevin Hell (News - Alert), president and CEO, On-Ramp Wireless.

"Utilities, particularly rural ones, need a flexible and cost-effective solution as they migrate their metering, demand response, warning light monitoring and other applications to the Smart Grid. In looking at On-Ramp's patented wireless technology I believe they offer a multi-purpose network that delivers the capacity and flexibility utility companies need to make this transition. I am excited to be joining the team as a strategic advisor and bring these benefits to rural cooperatives," said Glenn English.

On-Ramp's patented Random Phase Multiple Access™ (RPMA) technology enables the unprecedented reach, capacity and scalability of its' Total Reach Network for wide-area machine-to-machine communication. Operating in un-licensed spectrum, signal processing innovations find weak signals even in high noise environments or over large distances with immunity to high interference. This unmatched performance yields significantly lower infrastructure cost compared to other wireless networks.

To learn more about how M2M optimized RPMA wireless technology is enabling the world's fastest and most economical deployments of Smart Grid applications, please join On-Ramp Wireless at the Association of Demand Response and Smart Grid (ADS) National Town Meeting this Wednesday, July 10, in Washington, DC. Jason Wilson, vice president of business management and product development, will be speaking at a roundtable titled Smart Grid 2.0.

About On-Ramp Wireless

On-Ramp Wireless has developed the first wireless system purpose-built to efficiently connect billions of hard-to-reach devices in metro scale and other challenging environments. The On-Ramp Wireless Network enables low-power monitoring and control applications within Smart Grid, oil and gas operations, water efficiency, industrial sensing, and location tracking. For more information, visit www.onrampwireless.com or follow @onrampwireless.


[ Back To WebRTC Solutions's Homepage ]

FOLLOW US

Featured Podcasts

Delivering First Class Communications With WebRTC

This webcast captures a recent discussion about WebRTC between Jim Donovan, Director of Product Management at Oracle and Larry Hettick, Editorial Director and Senior Research Fellow at Webtorials. The topics cover WebRTC reliability, interoperability, and security--looking at how Oracle addresses these issues.

Oracle in Enterprise Communications

Most in the industry have heard of the acquisition of Acme Packet by Oracle. What you may not know is that Oracle has a number of telecommunications products including a UC suite, WebRTC Session Controller, and Operations monitoring tools. Oracle is pursuing both the enterprise and service provider.

Featured Whitepapers

ConnectCare & Unified Contact Manager

SPAN's ConnectCare is a WebRTC-based telemedicine app, which allows consumers to easily and instantly avail clinical healthcare from the providers, regardless of their location. This app is extremely useful to healthcare providers, patients and their caregivers alike.

WebRTC Security Concerns

This whitepaper covers two of the most relevant topics in communications industry today: WebRTC and security. We will introduce the problem of security in WebRTC including those traditional VoIP attacks that are going to be present in WebRTC services. Later we will mention ad-hoc WebRTC attacks and protection mechanisms, to close with an overview of identity management solutions.

Migrating Real Time Communications Services to the Web

In the Internet age, businesses that own fixed and mobile communication networks, including traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs) of all kinds, are being challenged with some tough questions: How do we stay relevant to our customers?

Delivering Enterprise-Class Communications with WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging industry standard for enabling Web browsers with real-time communications capabilities. It enables enterprises to enhance Web sites, empower BYOD users, and improve video collaboration and on-line meetings, to name but a few examples.

WebRTC Report Extract Reprint

This document examines the growing important of WebRTC, both generally and for telecom service providers. It considers the expanding range of use-cases, the multiple layers of interoperability likely to be desired by telcos, and some implications in terms of network integration and mobility.

WEBRTC SOLUTIONS PAPERS, SLIDES, COLLATERAL

Robust Enterprise Grade WebRTC Systems and Services


The emerging WebRTC standard has become one of the industry's hottest topics – and with good reason. Being able to "communications enable the web" has Communications Service Providers as well as Enterprises busily making plans for deployment. But, as these plans unfold, reality is starting to intrude on those plans. Our expectations of telephony services are much higher than web browsing. We expect the phone to connect instantly, operate with minimal disruption, and work seamless across any network, anywhere, at any time. There is also an understanding that phone service is inherently secure. With WebRTC, the expectation is for these applications to behave in the same manner.

This session looks at the user experience and expectations of a WebRTC Enterprise service. It will also cover how a WebRTC enterprise handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.

ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS WEBRTC SESSION CONTROLLER

The Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to offer WebRTC services – from virtually any device, across virtually any network – with carrier-grade reliability and security.

Sales Presentation: Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller

Agenda:
- WebRTC Market and Opportunities
- WebRTC Challenges
- Oracle Communication WebRTC Session   Controller
- Summary

ORACLE COMMUNICATIONS WEBRTC SESSION CONTROLLER SOLUTION

Communication Service Provider (CSP) voice service revenues continue to face pressure due to shifts in communication preferences and competition from non-traditional service providers. Voice communications are now often embedded into applications outside the domain of traditional telephony voice usage. CSPs have been challenged to effectively leverage and monetize new web-oriented communications technologies.