From The Sip Trunking Experts

TMCNet:  Comverge SmartPrice Named Smart Grid Product of the Year

[May 13, 2013]

Comverge SmartPrice Named Smart Grid Product of the Year

NORCROSS, May 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions for Residential and Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers, today announced that its dynamic pricing solution, Comverge SmartPrice(TM), has been named a 2012 "Smart Grid Product of the Year" by Crossfire Media and TMC. An integrated suite of software and hardware, SmartPrice helps utilities quickly and cost-effectively realize the benefits of a dynamic pricing program, such as significantly shaving peak demand, lowering customers' electricity bills and increasing customer satisfaction.

"It is my pleasure to recognize Comverge SmartPrice with a Smart Grid Product of the Year Award for its contribution to the advancement of smart grid technologies," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "I look forward to seeing more innovation from Comverge in the coming year." Built on the Comverge IntelliSOURCE(TM) Demand Response Management System (DRMS), SmartPrice is a comprehensive solution that reduces the time, cost and complexity of dynamic pricing implementations and increases customer engagement. Flexible deployment options enable utilities to use a consumer's broadband network, a cellular network or a utility's Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) to enable two-way information exchange. In addition, near real-time insights into energy prices from Web portals, programmable thermostats, in-home displays, or mobile devices empower consumers to take control of their energy usage. For more details on SmartPrice visit:

"As a flexible, scalable and cost-effective solution, SmartPrice is the perfect option for any utility - from investor-owned to publicly-owned to cooperatives - looking to implement an automated dynamic pricing program," said R. Blake Young, president and CEO, Comverge. "We developed SmartPrice with over a decade of experience deploying sophisticated automated dynamic pricing programs, and are pleased to see it recognized as one of the Smart Grid products of the year." The "Smart Grid Product of the Year" award builds on a number of industry accolades that Comverge has received this year. At DistribuTECH 2013, Comverge customer Gulf Power was recognized by the editors of POWERGRID International for its impressive dynamic pricing program that was named the demand response and energy efficiency "Project of the Year". In addition, the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) recognized Comverge for its excellence in customer education with the 2013 SGCC CLEAR Award.

For more information on the Smart Grid Product of the Year award, visit:

About Comverge Comverge delivers a comprehensive suite of intelligent energy management solutions that enable utilities, grid operators, and commercial and industrial organizations to optimize their energy usage in order to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements, and support sustainability initiatives. With 30 years of experience helping customers implement innovative Demand-Side Management programs, Comverge has deployed more than five and a half million energy management devices, recruited over one million residential customers into mass market demand response programs, and served thousands of commercial & industrial customers. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.

CONTACT: Jason Cigarran Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications Comverge, Inc.

678-823-6784 nf=MTMjMTAwMzI1ODEjMTE5OTk=

[ Back To SIP Trunking Home's Homepage ]

Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner

Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Making A Broadband Purchase Decision
Businesses today have many options for broadband connectivity. Clarifying your particular business needs prior to selecting a broadband provider will ensure an optimal match of broadband service to your requirements.

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Case Studies

Business Telecom Expenses Reduced 50%
A small to medium sized company in the midwest was interested in migrating to IP Communications, but in today's economy, they were hesitant to upgrade their communication system due to their perception that the cost would outweigh the benefits.

Multi-State Company Cuts Telecom Costs 50%
A multi-site, multi-state company with extensive monthly long distance fees and toll-free charges did not have adequate broadband for Broadvox SIP Trunking requirements, nor did they have a SIP enabled telephone system.

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?ces all over the country, the company spent a great deal of money every month just on internal phone calls.

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

Broadvox VAR Testimonial VAR 1:
Part 1 of the VAR (Value Added Reseller) Partner Program Testimonials for Broadvox...

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

Partner Program Overview:
Over 4,000 VARs, Master Agents, Solution Providers, and Independent IT Professionals trust Broadvox. We offer customized services and solutions to fit seamlessly into any company's business model. And when you partner with Broadvox, every member of our team stands behind you and your customers 100%...

SIP Trunk UC Summit

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.