Network Management Software delivers smart grid visibility.

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Designed to manage communications network between grid devices and back-office systems, AmbientNMS® provides real-time fault, performance analysis, and reporting of characteristics of medium and low voltage grid infrastructure. Users can view customizable lists and maps at various levels, retrieve and present real-time data such as energy use, control and share database metrics, create reoccurring reports from regularly collected data, and use export functions for subsequent analysis.

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Ambient Corporation Reinvents How Utilities View and Control Data

New enhancements to network management software provide better grid visibility and efficient operations

NEWTON, Mass., -- Ambient Corporation (NASDAQ: AMBT), a leading provider of secure, flexible and scalable smart grid communications and applications, announced the release of the latest version of its network management system, AmbientNMS®, a purpose-built suite of integrated software applications for real time fault, performance analysis, and reporting of characteristics of the medium and low voltage grid infrastructure.

This latest version of AmbientNMS features new tools for interpreting, arranging and sharing data, allowing the utility to create preselected users or groups, with the ability to create an experience custom-tailored to that individual's role, tasks and priorities:

-- Auto-discover devices without user input / intervention

-- Enhanced customizable lists and maps may be viewed at various levels such as state, city and street level down to a single device's information

-- Maps may be organized geographically or with electrical substation and circuit topology imposed on them

-- Retrieve and present real time data such as energy use

-- Create reoccurring reports from regularly collected data

-- Control and share desired data-based metrics and users

-- Configurable events and alarms based on user-defined thresholds to discern the urgent and important information amid the vast quantity of available data

-- Enriched charting and export functions for subsequent further analysis

-- Forward events such as outage notifications to (user-defined) third-party applications

John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient Corporation, commented, "A smart grid network management system is critical to the successful implementation of smart grid initiatives. The AmbientNMS is designed to support multiple levels of scaling, and this latest release is a testament to our commitment to continually enhance our products with additional features and functionality. AmbientNMS is presently managing over 100,000 nodes."

The primary function of the AmbientNMS is to provide an extensible system for managing the communications network between grid devices and the existing back-office systems. The NMS can monitor and manage tasks, run discovery and status checks, query devices, and store and relay information and instructions between the NMS and the Ambient Smart Grid® Nodes. It distributes software upgrades to the nodes and manages other downstream devices conforming to existing standards.

In addition, the Ambient Smart Grid Platform facilitates multiple applications in parallel, including, but not limited to, multi-service smart metering, outage detection and restoration management, power quality monitoring, and distribution automation (for legacy and new) infrastructure assets. The AmbientNMS automates the collection and reporting of data from hosted applications; both Ambient's own and third parties' and can be integrated into other utility operational systems.

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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.

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