Leading regional utility deploys TA 5000 for improved grid reliability

ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, has announced that its Total Access 5000 (TA 5000) platform has been deployed to improve the reliability and resiliency of a regional utility´s high-density Smart Grid power grid distribution network, the company said.

A first deployment of its kind, the utility is leveraging the TA 5000 fiber access platform in targeted service areas as the enhanced communications system to its automated switching devices.

The ADTRAN network that has been deployed is a secure, high-speed, low-latency communication system that operates between power line reclosers without having to take the traffic through any equipment upstream of the OLT. It allows all automated line switching devices to employ ultra-fast and effective peer-to-peer coordination between other switching devices via GOOSE messaging utilizing the 61850 communication protocol, as well as enhanced high-speed wired SCADA communications. This allows for a larger and more complex centralized self-healing network.

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