Ambient Corp., a provider of flexible and scalable smart-grid communications platforms and technologies, has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance, a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity.

The Ambient smart-grid communications platform supports multiple communications technologies; in addition to Wi-Fi – power-line communications (PLC), cellular, radio-frequency, serial and ethernet can be used for secure, two-way IP-based communications. The Ambient solution is a single network communications infrastructure that facilitates multiple smart grid applications, in parallel and can use a variety of communications technologies simultaneously.