On-Ramp Wireless Leads the Way to Energy Efficiency
Producers across the world are working to reduce power consumption for networking hardware; doing more for less energy use is crucial as never before. One of the pioneers of this field is On-Ramp Wireless. Company is a world leader in wireless utilities, bearing in mind the idea of making operations more energy efficient and reducing costs in mind. On-Ramp Wireless goes in for AMR/AMI, energy management, grid building control, remote monitoring and sensor networking. On-Ramp Wireless is the co-founder of IEEE 802.15.4k standard for low-rate wireless networks.
World Economic Forum called the company to be a technology pioneer in September 2011. The same year Bloomberg honored the company as a 2011 New Energy Pioneer during Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit. On-Ramp Wireless was highly appraised for its Ultra-Link Processing (ULP) and Smart Grid applications.
The San Diego, CA-based startup raised $37 million since its inception in 2008; it’s now seeking to raise another $30 million to evolve its technology. $10 million out of that round have already been raised so far.
On-Ramp Wireless says its technologies can be used in large-scale objects like pipelines; its radios can receive signals in remote regions, where others fail. Efficiency is obvious: On-Ramp Wireless can use 35 access points to cover 4000 square-mile area while competing wireless technologies would need 1000 access points to cover the same territory.
In August 2011 it was announced that On-Ramp would initially start selling wireless devices in UK and North America. On-Ramp’s solutions are always about range, capacity, robustness and energy efficiency. Time will show whether the company will be able to set a competitive price for its technology.