Utilities looking to deploy standards-based communications to millions of endpoints should consider the Cisco CGR 1000 Series with the WPAN module. The module provides dynamic, automated network discovery and self-healing. And its multi-hop mesh networking delivers a high endpoint-to-collector ratio of up to 5000 endpoints per CGR 1000. Connected Grid WPAN Modules are tightly integrated with the network services of CGR 1000 routers. For example, the CGR 1000 provides Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Route Policy Language (RPL)-based routing for high availability and network reliability to endpoints connected to the wireless mesh. RPL is the standard for IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks. The WPAN module, along with CGR 1000 software, also provides robust security features for access control, device identity, key management, and encryption. It offers four levels of quality of service (QoS). Together, the WPAN module and CGR 1000 routers provide comprehensive network statistics that help network operators quickly identify and troubleshoot connectivity issues.