Ambient Corporation's 100,000th Smart Grid Node Deployed

The Ambient X-Series nodes serve as the communications backbone for utilities' modernization efforts, enabling multiple smart grid applications

NEWTON, Mass. -- Ambient Corporation (NASDAQ: AMBT), a leading provider of flexible and scalable smart grid communications platforms and technologies, announces the deployment of the 100,000(th) Ambient Smart Grid Node®, the flagship hardware element of the Ambient Smart Grid® Communications Platform. First deployed in 2005, the Ambient Smart Grid Node has pioneered open, secure, two-way, standards-based grid communications for utilities.

Today, Ambient's nodes connect more than 800,000 end devices in the Duke Energy network, and can support a variety of smart grid applications in parallel, including, but not limited to, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA), and Outage Management. Starting at the communications network layer in any smart grid implementation ensures that the costs of implementation, operations, and communications are optimized. The Ambient node represents a cost-effective solution to reduce both capital and operational expenses for utilities.

At the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders held earlier today, John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient, addressed this milestone achievement. "With over ten years of experience in meeting the needs of utilities, we have designed and manufactured a communications platform, with the X-3100 node at its heart, that has the versatility to meet the multiple smart grid applications for today's utility needs. Moreover, the platform is flexible to accommodate new requirements and applications as they are developed. We are gratified to have reached this milestone."

As there is no one communications technology that is right for all applications and environments across utilities, the Ambient node's ability to support multiple communications protocols, working simultaneously with purpose-built applications and consulting services, provides a level of visibility and control that utilities have never before enjoyed.

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About Ambient Corporation
Ambient designs, develops and sells the Ambient Smart Grid® communications platform. The Ambient Smart Grid products and services include communications nodes; a network management system, AmbientNMS®; integrated applications; and maintenance and consulting services. Using open standards-based technologies along with in-depth industry experience, Ambient provides utilities with solutions for their smart grid initiatives. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Ambient is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: AMBT). More information on Ambient is available at

Ambient®, Ambient Smart Grid®, Communications for a Smarter Grid® and AmbientNMS® are registered trademarks of Ambient Corporation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

CONTACT: Joanna Hamblin, +1-617-614-6793,; or Investor, Michael W. McCarthy, +1-617-614-6906,

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