On-Ramp Wireless

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On-Ramp Wireless
Type Private
Industry Wireless, Smart Grid, Energy
Founded 2008
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Products Ultra Link Processing
Ultra Link Processing System Release 1.2
Remote Monitoring Unit
Website On-Ramp Wireless

On-Ramp Wireless is a systems provider for low-power wide area scalable sensor networking and location tracking. The company’s Total Reach Network (OTR) solution is a wireless system purpose-built to solve the challenges of device monitoring, the Smart Grid and asset tracking in metro-scale and other difficult radio propagation environments.[1]

Applications include Industrial Sensor Networking, AMR/AMI, Building Control, Remote Monitoring, Energy Management, and real-time location tracking using the free 2.4 GHz ISM bands. On-Ramp’s hardware has been tested at over an 30 mile range in the 2.4 GHz free ISM band while maintaining low power operation. It is optimized for robustness, range and capacity.[2][3]

On September 1, 2010, the World Economic Forum announced the company as a Technology Pioneer for 2011.[4] On April 4, 2011, Bloomberg announced the company as a 2011 New Energy Pioneer.[5]

On-Ramp is a founding member of and actively working within the IEEE 802.15.4k standards task group, which specifies the physical layer and media access control for Low-Energy Critical Infrastructure Monitoring (LECIM).[6]

On-Ramp is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Ultra-Link Processing (ULP)[edit]

On-Ramp’s Ultra-Link Processing (ULP) communication system provides connectivity for a number of device monitoring applications, such as Smart Grid, including Smart Metering, water distribution systems, environmental monitoring, and energy-optimizing infrastructure systems. The ULP was created as an alternative to the current cellular and wireless mesh systems used within the Smart Grid and industrial automation applications today.[7]

Ultra-Link Processing (ULP) System Release 1.2[edit]

The Ultra-Link Processing (ULP) System Release 1.2 is a global device monitoring system uniquely developed for Smart Grid and other low power, critical infrastructure monitoring applications. A development of On-Ramp’s ULP wireless system, the ULP System Release 1.2 delivers expanded features including the enabling of secure, wide-area, low-cost coverage and capacity, even for hard-to-reach powered or battery-operated meters and sensors connecting to utility and other industrial applications.[8]

Network Renamed On-Ramp Total Reach Network[edit]

In January 2013, On-Ramp renamed their wireless technology to eliminate confusion over ultra-low power wireless (also ULP) standardization efforts.

Remote Monitoring Unit (RMU)[edit]

The Remote Monitoring Unit (RMU) is a certified Smart Grid and infrastructure-monitoring device to monitor the activity of power lines and grid assets. In its first application deployment, the RMU provides specific functionality for monitoring and automatic alarm notification of solar-powered and line-power obstruction warning lights in electric transmission towers, cellular towers and other obstacles.[9]


  1. ^ "Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2010". SmartGridNews.com. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  2. ^ "The Networked Grid 100: Movers and Shakers of the Smart Grid". Greentech Media. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Smarter idea for smart grid signals?". San Diego Union-Tribune. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  4. ^ Thirty-One Visionary Companies Selected as Technology Pioneers 2011
  5. ^ "Bloomberg New Energy Finance Honors Ten New Energy Pioneers". Bloomberg. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  6. ^ IEEE "IEEE P802.15 Wireless Personal Area Networks". 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  7. ^ "A Qualcomm for the Smart Grid?". Greentech Media. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  8. ^ "Discovery Showcase: 10 new smart grid technologies worth a look". SmartGridNews.com. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 
  9. ^ "On-Ramp Wireless Moves Deeper Into Grid Management". Greentech Media. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-06-03. 

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