Ambient Corporation designs, develops, and sells communications and applications platform for utilities and other grid managers. The companys Ambient Smart Grid communications platform enables utilities to deploy and integrate multiple smart grid applications and technologies, in parallel on a single communications infrastructure, supporting smart metering, distribution automation, distribution management, demand response, distributed generation, and others. Its platform provides utilities with a two-way and open Internet protocol (IP) architecture that networks smart grid applications and various technologies within an application, and supports multiple communications technologies used by utilities, such as Wi-Fi, radio frequency, cellular technologies, power line communications, serial, and Ethernet. The company also offers smart grid communications nodes that are physical boxes, which contain the hardware and embedded software needed for communications and data collection in support of smart grid assets; AmbientNMS, a network management system that controls communications nodes, devices, and customers on a smart grid network; and Ambient Power Quality Monitoring solution, a combination of software and hardware that enables utilities and distribution network operators to measure an array of power quality parameters on medium and/or low voltage distribution grids, on overhead and/or underground lines, and at distribution substations or transformers. In addition, the company provides maintenance and implementation services to maintain its software installed; and consulting services relating to product development, network management services, and smart grid deployment strategies. Ambient Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.