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GE's MDS Orbit Platform to help SouthernLINC Wireless step up to NextGen communications solutions
ATLANTA – May 04, 2016 – GE (NYSE: GE) announced a five-year agreement to provide its MDS™ Orbit technology to Southern Company subsidiary, SouthernLINC Wireless. The integrated MDS Orbit platform and router solution helps provide more secure and reliable, high-speed, industrial-grade wireless communications essential to today's intelligent electricity networks. Central to the design, and to its flexibility, is the latest generation in Long Term Evolution (LTE)1 technology. Once installed, Orbit will enable Southern Company's four electric utilities to manage services more effectively for over four million customers across the Southeast.

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GE provides utilities and industrials with a flexible and cost effective solution using broadband power line communication
GE’s e-terrapowercom is a broadband power line modem with integrated switch designed for communications on medium and low voltage grids. The solution is based on broadband PLC technology with additional networking capabilities, to build reliable and cost-effective communication networks utilizing existing power cables.

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GE’s MDS Orbit Secures Wurldtech’s Achilles I Certification
PARIS – February 17, 2016 –GE’s MDS Orbit industrial wireless router recently received the Wurldtech’s Achilles I Certification for cyber security. The Wurldtech’s Achilles I Certification is an industry leading benchmark for products and services that provide critical infrastructure against cyber threats. This independent third party certification affirms the security robustness of industrial automation and communication devices to ensure powerful protection against cyber security attacks and intrusions.

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GE announces the release of Lentronics JunglePAX – a new packet switched networking solution designed for teleprotection
ORLANDO and PARIS – February 9, 2016 – Today at DistribuTECH 2016, GE (NYSE: GE) launched Lentronics™ JunglePAX, a packet switched networking solution specifically designed for utility operations. This solution will help enable the convergence of the many utility communications requirements and reduce cyber vulnerabilities. It will also provide Utility-grade Quality of Service to meet the strict operating requirements of teleprotection traffic.

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Introducing GE’s MDS Orbit Edge-Connect Router & New Extended Licensed Frequency Support
GE is excited to announce the addition of the MDS™ Orbit Edge-Connect Router (ECR) to the MDS Orbit portfolio of products. The MDS Orbit is a wireless communications networking platform designed with a common operating system, device management tools, and a comprehensive networking and cyber-security framework. These commonalities in the platform were built to significantly reduce the overall learning time for users, simplify the set-up and commissioning of communication networks, and enable the deployment of a variety of configurations and topologies.

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GE’s Lentronics Cyber Secured Service Unit Provides Improved Protection Against Cyber Threats
 
GE is excited to announce the availability of the Lentronics™ Cyber Secured Service Unit (CSSU), a new security appliance for GE’s Lentronics JungleMUX SONET and TN1U/Ue SDH Multiplexers. Offered as a plug-in replacement for legacy service and IP service units, the CSSU allows users to meet demanding industrial security standards with improved privacy (encryption), authentication, authorization and accountability of network maintenance activities.

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GE's Next-Generation MDS Master Station Provides High Network Availability
 
GE is excited to announce the release of its new MDS Master Station for use in licensed narrowband networks using both SD Series and legacy x710 radios. The MDS Master Station is GE's next generation high availability solution providing exceptional reliability for use at the core of a network or as a streaming repeater. It is fully backward compatible with our previous generation x790 Master Stations.

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GE and Optelian Join Forces to Deliver Reliable Optical Networking Solutions for Utilities
 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - May 6, 2014 - Utilities increasingly face pressure to provide reliable communications for critical services. There is a need to maintain low latency end-to-end propagation delays, a need to restore service in the event of a disruption within 10 milliseconds, as well as a continued need to operate within the harsh electrical and environmental conditions of a power substation. Through pairing Optelian solutions with GE's JungleMUX and TN1U/Ue multiplexers, utilities facing capacity constraints on existing fiber segments or requiring communications over extended fiber cable lengths now have a cost-effective solution.

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Lentronics™ E1 Multiplexers Extend Networks Beyond SDH Rings and Minimize Required Capacity
 
The Lentronics E1MX and E1MXe Multiplexers are powerful, flexible and reliable solutions for converged service networks that extend networks optically or electrically beyond the SDH backbone ring and are managed by the VistaNET NMS software. The Lentronics E1MX and E1MXe Multiplexers extend critical channel access into harsh utility environments over microwave radio, leased line and dedicated fiber optic or copper cable networks.

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GE’s MultiLink™ ML3000 Series Maintains Adaptability While Offering More Features
 
MARKHAM, ONTARIO — GE announces the latest developments in the MultiLink ML3000 Series of Hardened Ethernet Switches, which provide customers IEEE 1588v2 boundary clock and transparent clock support for high precision timing applications, and field replaceable power supply options. The latest release of the MultiLink ML3000 extends the MultiLink portfolio, while providing security and reliability.

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Network Communications Platform GE Gives Electric Utilities, Oil & Gas and Mining Companies Secure Access to Public Wireless Networks
April 10, 2013
 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — GE (NYSE: GE) announces the release of its latest Industrial Internet solution, the MDS™ Orbit MCR-4G, designed to help owners of private communication networks, such as utilities, oil and gas companies and energy-intensive industries leverage public cellular networks to securely communicate with field crews and industrial equipment and reduce the cost and time associated with maintaining their infrastructure.

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Network Communications Platform GE's Industrial Ethernet Switch Reduces Equipment Requirements and Costs
March 5, 2013
 
MARKHAM, ONTARIO — GE (NYSE: GE) announces the release of its latest MultiLink™ Ethernet switch, the ML3000, for use in industrial and energy applications. As more electronic devices become capable of communication, the need to remotely control and monitor these devices increases, and Ethernet communication offers improved reliability, faster data transfer and more security.

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Network Communications Platform GE Energy Launches Grid IQ™ Network Communications Platform, an End-to-End, IP Based Network Infrastructure Solution for Grid Applications
February 27, 2012
 
Rochester, NY – GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the availability of its Grid IQ™ Network Communications Platform, an end-to-end, industrial-grade networking communications platform that supports AMI, SCADA and other mission critical grid automation communication applications. Designed for ruggedized environments, the Network Communications Platform meets customers' expanding needs for a single network that can support multiple grid applications. The platform also supports utilities' critical needs to simplify operations, lower overall operating and capital expenses as well as providing the capability to leverage legacy networks and end devices.

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MDS SD2 GE Digital Energy’s MDS SD2™ Wireless Solution Provides Easy Migration Path from Serial to IP/Ethernet Networks.
February 25, 2010
The MDS SD2 supports flexible, reliable, secure and efficient data transmission with operation between 216-222 MHz in North America and up to 235 MHz in other countries.
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MDS SD9 GE Digital Energy’s MDS SD9™ Provides High Speed, Secure and Simultaneous IP/Ethernet and Serial Communication Size
September 22, 2009
The MDS SD9 is an industrial wireless solution that provides long distance communications over licensed radio bands and allows users to easily interface with both IP/Ethernet and serial controllers. This industrially hardened 900 MHz wireless data acquisition solution supports secure and efficient data transmission.
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CenterPoint Energy CenterPoint Energy Teams with GE on Advanced Metering System
March 30, 2009
GE Digital Energy is working with CenterPoint Energy to implement a smart grid system called Advanced Metering System (AMS). GE will provide wireless communications to support the electric utility’s AMS, which will transmit electric utility meter data from consumers’ homes and businesses to CenterPoint Energy’s data center.
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Wireless Communications GE Digital Energy Introduces Secure, Industrial-Grade WiMAX Radio for Wireless Communication - the MDS Mercury 3650™
November 20, 2008
The MDS Mercury 3650 is based on WiMAX technology, a high-speed, long-range wireless communication standard. It addresses the industry’s growing need for large throughput capabilities, providing a highly secure, industrial grade radio for mission critical, industrial SCADA, AMI, video and VoIP wireless communications applications.
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MDS SD4 GE MDS Introduces the Next Generation of Secure Wireless Monitoring for Remote, Mission Critical Applications- MDS SD4™
July 29, 2008


The MDS SD4™ is a long range, low power consumption industrial radio ideal for customers operating in rugged, remote environments such as the oil and gas, utility, and rail industries. The MDS SD4 sets new standards for modern wireless Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks.
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