Broadband Energy Networks introduces suite of energy and utility automation applications for BPL

UPPER DARBY, Pa., May 23, 2005 — Broadband Energy Networks, a Philadelphia-area developer of advanced automation hardware, software and broadband services, will introduce a suite of energy automation services for managing use of electricity and other essential resources, at the UTC (United Telecom Council) TELECOM 2005 Expo in Long Beach CA, May 22-25.

These new energy automation services from Broadband Energy are delivered using the company’s UNI-PLEXà¢â€ž- Platform for Energy, Information and Automation. These automation services demonstrate new ways that a BPL-equipped “smart grid” can enable more efficient use of electricity, water, natural gas and other essential resources, with benefits for utilities and resource providers as well as their customers and communities.

Broadband Energy Networks’ participation in the event, in the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products pavilion (Booth 320), will spotlight a series of BPL-enabled automation solutions developed by Broadband Energy:

— Utility Applications including demand response, grid monitoring, and AMR meter data display;
— Building Automation Applications for commercial, industrial and residential facilities; and
— Public Service Applications such as air quality monitoring in public spaces, remote-controlled camera monitoring and other public health, safety and homeland security uses.

“This event provides Broadband Energy an excellent opportunity to step up and showcase its wide range of capabilities in the broadband over power line arena,” said Lawrence Silverman, company founder and chairman. “Our advanced automation products and technology directly address the ‘critical communications for essential infrastructure,’ the stated mission of UTC Expo,” he said.

To drive its applications, Broadband Energy uses its UNI-PLEXà¢â€ž- automation computer, the Connector C2Kà¢â€ž-, as the local command center for the system, combining it on the BPL network with smart meters, communicating thermostats, intelligent lighting and load controls, remote-controlled cameras and air quality monitors to provide new services and applications for users and providers.

Joining Broadband Energy in the implementation of its BPL-enabled energy automation services is the BPL Division of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc., which is providing BPL communications equipment for installation by utilities on the power grid.

About Broadband Energy Networks [ www.broadbandenergynetworks.com ]

Broadband Energy Networks develops advanced automation products and technology for energy and resource management. UNI-PLEXà¢â€ž- systems are currently being deployed in projects with selected energy, broadband and communications partners and manufacturers around the U.S. and overseas.

About Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. [ www.meppi.com ]

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is responsible for US marketing, sales and support of Mitsubishi Electric BPL products, and is beginning trials with several US electric utilities and service providers. The company is a leading provider of electrical and electronic equipment, systems and services to electric utilities, industrial companies, and the rail transportation industry.

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