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Cisco and Logica broaden smart grid play

Cisco and Logica broaden smart grid play

The IT service provider has become the first Australian Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) partner for Connected Grid, a smart grid product range recently released by Cisco

Networking giant, Cisco, has extended its relationship with channel partner, Logica, for its smart grid portfolio.

Logica has been qualified to resell the vendor’s smart grid products. It is already Cisco partner for core networking solutions and has a strong presence in the energy and utilities sector.

The IT service provider has become the first Australian Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) partner for Connected Grid, a smart grid product range recently released by Cisco. So far the portfolio entails ruggerdised routers and switches for energy substations.

Cisco’s consideration of a whole smart grid value chain proved an attractive point for Logica.

“From a networking perspectivem Cisco looks at the end-to-end of smart grids from energy generation right through to how it is displayed to consumers in the home,” Logica marketing director, Carly Rogowski, said. “This is a strong selling point for us because what’s happening in the energy and utilities industry is consumers are a becoming a critical component to energy management.

“Our clients are not just thinking about the poles and wires and naturally supplying energy to certain locations; they are now thinking how they can help consumers manage consumption a lot better.”

Logica works with 11 of Australia’s 12 energy network companies as well as seven of the country’s eight gas companies.

Cisco was recently selected to provide its new Connected Grid smart grid solution as an infrastructure platform for EnergyAustralia to deliver services to major electricity substations.

Logica could not confirm, at this point, whether it will also deepen its existing relationship with EnergyAustralia on the back of its new partnership with Cisco.

NetstarLogicalis is another Cisco partner with a hand in the smart grid market.

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