Managing energy and water resources effectively requires true command and control of electric, gas, and water distribution equipment devices. Landis+Gyr's RF mesh technology provides many advantages over other communication platforms, while offering greater interoperability — both within a DA/SCADA network and inside a larger smart grid network.
The Gridstream network provides peer-to-peer communication between devices with a resident software layer that allows both autonomous local operation and supervised control. Distribution devices can be deployed as stand-alone units, integrated radios, and as PC cards enclosed within devices.
Landis+Gyr brings unmatched experience to any grid communication application with support for communication protocols and software that enable communication for any DA application.
Automate. Inform. Control.
Distribution Efficiency for a Smarter Grid
Communication systems are a key component of an intelligent distribution grid. They provide the ability to automate distribution processes, collect and transmit information about network events, and remotely control grid operations. The Gridstream network is an RF mesh network proven to efficiently deploy for a variety of applications. The network allows utilties to more efficiently distribute power, improve system maintenance and provide better customer service. When used for distribution automation, Gridstream enables:
• Remote communication with any part of the distribution system, from substation to the end user
• Peer-to-peer communication, allowing intelligent devices to operate with or without outside intervention
• Automated applications for outage response, voltage and power factor control, fault detection and more
The Gridstream DA network may be deployed to provide communications to devices across the distribution system or in a pocket network to meet a specific automation or information need.
See this short video for an animated view of how the network functions.