New GridMaven Software Tool Gives Utilities Omniscient View of Smart Grid Communications


Launch of GridMaven Network Manager(TM) to provide end-to-end visibility as flagship product of a new breed of smart grid tools

SUNNYVALE, Calif., - GridMaven Utility Solutions, a division of SK Telecom Americas (SKTA), today announced the availability of GridMaven Network Manager(TM), an entirely new approach to optimizing utility smart grid communication networks. GridMaven Network Manager(TM) (GNM) is a powerful software product that sits atop utility communication networks, allowing operators to manage them as a system and ensuring real-time delivery of mission-critical data.

"GNM answers the need to validate and compare performance of communication networks and to utilize real-time, actionable data for greater reliability," said Paul Moon, Vice President of SKTA. "It enables utilities to realize the full benefits of their communications investments by allowing information to be shared across networks and silos - from legacy SCADA to distribution automation to new AMI/AMR networks." With GNM, utility network operators can evaluate performance claims, verify ongoing performance of network elements and triage faults more accurately and quickly.

GNM leverages the resources of GridMaven's parent company, SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM), including thirteen years of industry-leading R&D in a multi-network operating environment. SK Telecom is South Korea's largest wireless operator, serving 25 million customers with revenues of $12 billion. GridMaven's flagship product reflects the company's mission to provide innovative telecommunications solutions for the smart grid.

About GridMaven

GridMaven validates the promise of an intelligent grid with software that addresses complex IT and operational systems challenges. GridMaven is a division of SK Telecom Americas. GridMaven Network Manager is a software platform providing centralized monitoring and management of performance and faults across disparate communication networks. Learn more at www.gridmaven.com.

SOURCE GridMaven Utility Solutions

CONTACT: Nancy Broe, APR, +1-404-583-0003, nancy@themcdonnellgroup.com, for GridMaven

Web Site: www.gridmaven.com

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