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Trilliant acquires SkyPilot Networks

Trilliant Incorporated, which delivers smart grid solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, has acquired Santa Clara-based SkyPilot Networks, Inc., a provider of long-range wireless mesh broadband equipment.

SkyPilot has redefined broadband wireless through a patented system that achieves high bandwidth and 100% coverage at breakthrough economics using an innovative, standards-based, wireless architecture.

"With this acquisition, Trilliant becomes the only company that can promise high-bandwidth coverage to every customer and substation in the territory as well as a single view of the entire network," according to Jesse Berst, founding editor, SmartGridNews.com. "That makes Trilliant the first 'future-proof' communications solution. Once the technology integration is complete, Trilliant will have the most complete broadband solution. And make no mistake; full broadband capacity is critical for the growth of the Smart Grid."

According to Trilliant, utilities, service providers, public service agencies and municipalities have used SkyPilot solutions to cost-effectively deploy wireless broadband applications in challenging environments worldwide.

The SkyPilot technology delivers over 10x the bandwidth of cellular, millisecond latency, standard Ethernet IP connectivity, end-to-end security, automatic adaptation to variable topography and density — all at a low cost point with proven technology, a Trilliant source explained.

"As the Smart Grid evolves from simple advanced metering to a multi-application network, utilities are in search of a complete solution that reliably delivers high-speed functionality at a reasonable cost, regardless of geography and topology," said Andy White, president and ceo of Trilliant Incorporated. "Trilliant's acquisition of SkyPilot will allow our customers to extend the Smart Grid to any device, anywhere, at bandwidth speeds and costs that are unmatched in the Smart Grid industry. This increased bandwidth, combined with SkyPilot’s outstanding range and coverage, opens up the possibilities for advanced networking applications that simply weren't feasible before."

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