JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SmartSynch announced today the opening of offices in Silicon Valley, California and Shenzhen, China. The expansion is the result of a record growth year for the company in 2011, which included Consumers Energy’s selection of SmartSynch last September for their system-wide 1.8 million residential and commercial SmartMeter™ deployment throughout Michigan.
SmartSynch’s headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, currently features more than 100 employees. The company has already hired ten new employees for the Silicon Valley office, with significant growth anticipated in the coming months. The office will support software and firmware design and product management. SmartSynch’s office in Shenzhen, China will be smaller in scale, and focus primarily on supply chain and quality management initiatives.
“2011 was a giant step forward for our company in terms of growth potential and industry recognition that it is more efficient and less expensive to utilize existing cellular networks for smart grid communications,” said Stephen D. Johnston, SmartSynch Chief Executive Officer. “These new offices will give us access to the additional talent necessary to ensure we capitalize on the momentum we have created in the marketplace.”
SmartSynch is a company that creates smart grids for the utility industry. Since 2000, we have been the only provider of open standards, IP-to-the-endpoint smart grid solutions that utilize a cellular network as the communications backbone. Our clean-tech innovations in the two-way delivery of real-time energy usage data over cellular networks, in lieu of proprietary networks, have to-date simplified deployments for 130 major North American utilities, while enabling their clean-energy initiatives and delivering greater Returns on Resources.
As a smart grid infrastructure company, SmartSynch’s IP-based solutions are capable of delivering grid intelligence to and from any device. Our products and services include SmartMeters™ and SmartBoxes™ that immediately IP-enable the grid, software solutions, and network management services for utilities and their customers, as well as clean-tech companies in need of remote communications and control functionality for products ranging from solar panels to plug-in hybrid vehicles.