Providing interoperable solutions beyond metering

November 3rd, 2015, Published in Articles: Energize


Delivering hardware and software solution components at each stage of the smart grid value-chain, has transformed Elster from manufacturer, to full solution provider. As well as advanced meters, the company’s pedigree has expanded to include sensors, secure communications, and data collection, management and analytics. One of the key solutions on offer is the G3-PLC, which is designed to provide a complete end-to-end secure platform, from the meter to the Beacon 3100 data concentrator, which then continues all the way through to the meter data management system. The elements of this solution are based on European G3-PLC technology, enabling real-time, remote, two-way communication between the smart meters and a central meter data management system. A fully interoperable environment is vital for these solutions and creates the ability for grid components to speak the same language through common protocols and APIs. Systems need to be interoperable and must be able to seamlessly integrate with the legacy systems that have served as the backbone of operations for decades.
Contact Jan Verplancke, Elster,


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