On-Ramp Wireless

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On-Ramp Wireless
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
Slogan Secure. Scalable. Reliable. Simple.
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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