Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

SAS and Trilliant partner on connected grids

Steve Rogerson
February 13, 2018
North Carolina companies SAS and Trilliant have signed an agreement to collaborate on data-driven decisions for optimising connected grid devices.
Under this agreement, smart energy communications firm Trilliant and analytics company SAS will work together to achieve system and interface compatibility, specifically targeting analytics for the IoT.
With the advent of systems that connect everything from a city's utility grid to its transportation and parking systems, cities are getting smarter every day for the citizens' benefit. One area that is especially hot today is smart street lighting that helps keep citizens safer.
Trilliant will offer real-time data from a secure, multi-technology, multi-application networking platform, and SAS will integrate event stream processing for structured and unstructured data. SAS also will provide machine learning for event detection, revenue protection and distributed energy resource optimisation.
"Both SAS and Trilliant have a strong, lasting presence in the energy industry," said Ryan Gerbrandt, senior vice president for Trilliant. "This collaboration brings together the analytics capabilities that SAS is known for and Trilliant's vendor-agnostic, multi-technology approach to address modern energy management challenges that are not constrained by device type or data source."
The companies are already working together on application integration. One of the first notable exchanges of data will be with the Town of Cary Smart City Project.
"We are excited to work with such great companies," said Nicole Raimundo, chief information officer in Cary, North Carolina. "The goal of this programme is to drive economic growth and improve quality of life for our citizens by harnessing technology that fosters smart programmes."
Upon completion of the installation and implementation, Trilliant will make real-time smart street lighting data available to SAS to enable analytics-based applications to improve safety and efficiency throughout the town.
"Our partnership with Trilliant is focused on enabling a trusted analytic platform to unlock value from device data regardless of the asset type or supplier," said Tim Fairchild, director of the SAS Global Energy & Communications Practice. "From street lights to smart meters and beyond, there's an exciting future ahead for SAS, Trilliant and our customers."
SAS and Trilliant are members of the North Carolina clean tech economy. The companies were first introduced through the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, an industry-funded, industry-led initiative of business, government, academic and non-profit leaders focused on accelerating clean tech innovation in North Carolina.