Space Data® the dominant nationwide wireless spectrum holder in the NPCS band, is offering its 930 MHz licensed spectrum for smart grid communications in combination with Full Spectrum's FullMAXTM Broadband Wireless System. FullMAX is the first Sub 1 GHz, end- to- end, wireless system based on the Mobile WiMAX standard. Together, the solution offers utilities their own private wide-area mission critical communications network for real time remote command and control of electric utility smart grid devices.

Las Vegas, NV (Vocus/PRWEB ) -- Space Data® the dominant nationwide wireless spectrum holder in the NPCS band, is offering its 930 MHz licensed spectrum for smart grid communications in combination with Full Spectrum's FullMAXTM Broadband Wireless System. FullMAX is the first Sub 1 GHz, end- to-end, wireless system based on the Mobile WiMAX standard. Together, the solution offers utilities their own private wide-area mission critical communications network for real time remote command and control of electric utility smart grid devices.

"The combination of our interference free, high powered frequencies with state of the art WiMAX technology provide utilities with a dedicated private broadband wireless system," stated Jerry Knoblach, CEO of Space Data.

Secure, wide-area, broadband communications are a critical element to the successful deployment of smart grid devices in difficult to reach distribution and substation automation locations throughout the electric grid. Utilities also have a need for high speed mobile data to the vehicle for remote intranet access including graphical information and other mobile workforce management applications.

"In terms of grid automation, much of the focus to date has been directed toward automatic meter reading and control. However, real-time, command and control of higher level grid devices are of equal if not greater importance in the drive for overall grid efficiency," stated Stewart Kantor CEO of Full Spectrum.

Reclosers, voltage regulators, capacitor banks, and substations are typically distributed in difficult to reach areas over very wide geographies. Public wireless networks lack the coverage and quality of service to be an effective solution. Unlicensed wireless systems lack both the quality of service and transmit power to reach these locations in a cost effective manner. Ignoring quality of service, unlicensed systems can require up to 40 times the infrastructure cost of a licensed solution, dwarfing the cost of obtaining licensed spectrum.