Aetheros Expands IoT Services to US Smart Meter Market

The company’s expansion comes as the energy market is being driven by demand for electric vehicles and renewable devices

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

April 13, 2023

2 Min Read

Aetheros has entered the U.S. energy market with its IoT services to power the next generation of smart meters.

The IoT operating system provider said its Aether Operating System (AOS) provides a flexible, open platform that can meet the U.S. energy market’s changing demands. Operators are currently adapting their services and infrastructure to accommodate the rising popularity of renewable energy, battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions.

Aetheros’ AOS is already commercially deployed in Australia and New Zealand. Its expansion to the U.S. comes as the country has changed its smart meter requirements, with more than 100 million smart meters to be replaced to better serve EVs and renewable energy solutions. 

The new smart meter landscape has meant utilities are looking to add analytics and control at the edge of distribution networks to support the renewable and electric devices coming online, with IoT coming in to meet this demand.

“The first deployments of smart meters in the U.S. were all about time-of-use billing and using demand response programs to offset the need to build more generation capacity,” said Ray Bell, Aetheros’ founder. “Today’s requirements are much more complex. 

“Utilities need to use distributed edge analytics and control to build a more efficient and diverse smart energy ecosystem…There’s an urgent need in the utility industry for an open standards-based IoT Service Layer that allows market innovation to flow freely…With the second wave of replacement smart meter deployments underway, now is the time to bring our AOS product portfolio to utilities in North America.”

The AOS open IoT Service Layer allows users to build, deploy and manage IoT networks and edge applications using any combination of hardware and software. As the platform expands its U.S. rollout, Aetheros said utilities and their suppliers will have the freedom to “innovate at the grid edge and unlock a wide, new range of smart energy service opportunities.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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