Today e-Radio Inc. had the rare honour of being invited to “the hill” in Ottawa to present a media event and real-time demonstration of its FM radio-based smart communications solutions ideally suited to the energy and automotive sectors. By combining the reach of the Canadian broadcasting industry and Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) in the US, e-Radio enabled FM-RDS technology has the potential to communicate with over 300 million people and their devices in two countries in about two seconds.
Today’s event, showcasing innovative technological solutions developed by e-Radio Inc., conducted in the East Block of The House of Commons in Ottawa, was co-hosted by the Honourable Terence Young (Oakville) and the Honourable John Carmichael (Don Valley West), who had issued personal invitations to all MPs and Senators. The on-site presentation featured live demonstrations of e-Radio enabled IHDs (in home displays), smart power bars, and PCTs (programmable communicating thermostats) for Smart Grid and CRM (customer relationship management) messages.
e-Radio’s current efforts are in the utility and OEM base in North America focused on manufacturing FM receiver modules for insertion into a variety of smart appliances including thermostats, hot water heaters, electric vehicles and other end-use devices. Consumers are looking for ways to reduce their utility bills and carbon footprint. Utilities are seeking improved ways to manage their resources to help strike a balance between growth in demand for electricity and impact on the environment.
The event was undertaken to inform the public, federal legislators and political leadership of the “green tech” enterprise represented by e-Radio’s innovative smart-grid technology which leverages existing, built-out FM radio infrastructure as the transmission platform for its unique and powerful patented applications in electrical demand response, direct customer communications and location-based services.