Distribution Control Systems, Inc. (DCSI) has announced the release of its Electronic Metering Transponder eXpanded Memory (EMT-XM) modules for the Landis+Gyr FOCUS® and General Electric I-210™ meters. These transponders preserve the features and benefits of the existing EMT modules while providing enhancements that make the XM versions more flexible and powerful.
The SM family’s expanded addressing feature, when used for outage detection and assessment, increases transponder grouping capacity from 64 to 256 meters. Support for groups of 256 meters also requires DCSI’s AMIgo™ components, including Multiple Input Receiver Assembly (MIRA) and OASys™ 3.0. Each XM transponder also includes additional in-module memory to store seven days of daily time-coherent net and reverse readings, to better support bi-directional metering, and seven days of hourly interval data for TOU and CPP. Tamper detection and demand response functionalities are enhanced with the installation of XM transponders.