Landis+Gyr Confirms Compatibility of Gridstream Advanced Metering Solution
This enables utilities to use Vecima’s WiMAX solution for wide-area-network communications with the Gridstream advanced metering and distribution automation networks. Wide area networks are used to transport information between Gridstream data collectors and head-end servers located at the utility or Landis+Gyr’s data center. The scope of traditional advanced metering initiatives have expanded to include electric vehicle pilots, distributed generation integration, home area networking devices, smart metering solutions, and a host of advanced grid operations. Landis+Gyr continues to deliver innovative end-to-end communications solutions to the industry and the integration with WiMax represents the next step of delivering a multi-technology network to our clients.
“We confirmed the ability to reliably communicate with a Gridstream collector and advanced meter using Vecima’s WiMAX network as a backhaul connection,” said Gina Garner, Director, Gridstream RF Platform. “Gridstream customers will be able to consider WiMAX as another technology we support for connecting their smart grid network to the utility’s core infrastructure.”
“Vecima welcomes the opportunity to work closely with Landis+Gyr and is excited about the leading edge smart metering solutions that this partnership will bring to the utility marketplace,” said Robert Forget, AVP of Product Management at Vecima.
Vecima Networks has been granted use of the 1.8 GHz spectrum by Industry Canada for utility applications, such as smart grid communications. It currently markets network communications capabilities throughout North America.
Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents, and employs nearly 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.