Iridium and Lindsey Manufacturing Strike Innovative Utility Partnership
Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today its new partnership with Lindsey Manufacturing, a pioneer in Emergency Restoration Systems (ERS), Transmission Line Monitors (TLM) and Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) technologies for major transmission utility companies. This unique partnership expands Iridium’s footprint in the transmission utility day-ahead-power-transfer capacity market, by integrating satellite communications with transmission line analytic solutions.
Lindsey’s SMARTLINE system provides utilities with information to better manage power line capacity and maximize power grid flexibility. To accomplish this, critical spans on transmission lines are identified where TLM monitors are installed to continuously report on conductor behavior. As transmission lines often traverse remote areas with sparse or non-existent cellular service, the use of built-in Iridium satellite radios ensures seamless and reliable communications no matter where the monitors are required.
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