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UK and Chinese tech firms team up to improve smart grids

Telit and Beijing Yupont to expand collaboration and enhance smart grid systems in China

Telit and Beijing Yupont are working together to develop smart grids in China

A UK and Chinese firm have teamed up to improve smart grid technology. London company Telit Wireless Solutions, a global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, has announced an expansion with leading Chinese smart grid innovator Beijing Yupont Electric Power Technology to develop smart grid systems in the BRIC country.

The expansion initiative between the two companies stems from the success in initial collaborative efforts which resulted in Beijing Yupont being awarded a supply contract worth over USD 70m by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) in November 2011.

Fu Jinzong, technical director, Yupont, said: "More and more customers are satisfied with Beijing Yupont products, all this shows that our cooperation with Telit is our best choice. In the future, we look forward to expanding use of Telit for our new products to provide more applications, together with the development of China's M2M market."

Founded in 1996, Beijing Yupont is a hi-tech company incubated by the North China Electric Power Research Institute. It is engaged in the development of electric power metering and automatic meter reading technologies, geographical information systems (GIS), electric power meter, and load control terminal products.

Since 2009 Telit has been a technology and expert partner to Yupont not only contributing to technical aspects of product development but also helping Yupont accelerate development of the intelligent power grid market.