SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) - Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the real-time infrastructure software company, and LocalGrid Technologies, an innovative Toronto-based software company, today announced a complimentary webinar titled, "Is Your Power Utility Smart Enough to Survive Another Decade?" During this webinar, attendees will learn how smarter distribution grids can extend the life of power utilities, while improving service levels to power subscribers.

Existing energy infrastructure deployed in power utilities across the nation are largely composed of assets with extremely limited communication capabilities based on SCADA protocols, such as DNP3. By the end of 2024, over $7 trillion of infrastructure upgrades will be required. Fortunately, these challenges can be addressed with smarter distribution grids that control and monitor assets down to the level of neighborhoods and individual homes.

Hosted by David Barnett, vice president of products and markets at RTI, and David Berg, vice president of business development at LocalGrid Technologies, this webinar will take a deep dive into the evolution, benefits and advancements of smart grids. Attendees will learn how smart grids incorporate military-grade securable protocols and hardened architectures, leverage hygiene services and bi-directional conversion to Data Distribution Service (DDS) software, and source intelligence in nodes with continued secure communications to existing operational management systems.

Additional details on the event can be found below.

Event Details
What: "Is Your Power Utility Smart Enough to Survive Another Decade?" complimentary webinar
When: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET
Who: RTI and LocalGrid Technologies

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About RTI

RTI is the real-time distributed infrastructure software company. Our messaging forms the core nervous system for the most demanding real-time applications in the Internet of Things. With RTI Connext™, devices seamlessly share information and work together as one integrated system.

RTI applications span air, sea, land and space defense; medical imaging, emergency response and hospital integration; power control and energy management; avionics, unmanned systems and air-traffic control; financial and asset trading; and automotive testing and safety.

RTI is committed to open standards, open community source and open architecture. RTI provides the leading implementation of the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard.

RTI is the world's largest embedded middleware provider. RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

About LocalGrid Technologies

LocalGrid delivers secure, embedded software for an intelligent Distribution Grid. LocalGrid delivers solutions for utilities and grid operators and our eGridOS™ software provides data collection, real-time analytics and control over a secure distributed network. Our solutions maximize the use of existing energy assets and enable more renewable generation on the grid for a fraction of new infrastructure costs.

RTI, Real-Time Innovations, RTI Data Distribution Service, Connext and 1RTI are registered trademarks or trademarks of Real-Time Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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