US fabless semiconductor company EnVerv and Chinese metering giant Holley Metering have teamed up to develop a range of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) products for Thailand, the latest in a number of agreements between the tech company and meter makers.

Holley’s single phase and three phase smart meters, covering applications for residential, commercial and industrial use, will use EnVerv’s EV8000 power-line communications (PLC) modem as the communication platform.

AMI in Thailand

Frank Shou, managing director of Holley Group Electric (Thailand), said: “We selected EnVerv as our AMI technology partner for Thailand due to their successful field tests in Thailand and their proven performance under challenging network conditions.

“Integrating EnVerv’s multi-protocol modems allow our AMI trials and deployments to be future proof against any changes in AMI communications standards while also enabling switching of the network between standards of PRIME or G3-PLC.”

Reza Mirkhani, senior vice president at EnVerv, said: “Holley Metering’s international foot print continues to expand in Southeast Asia and we are proud to be their selected AMI partner of choice.”

The EV8000 is a single-chip PLC SoC with programmable frequency bands, covering CENELEC-A, FCC and ARIB bands without the need for hardware changes.

Industry links

Enverv has signed a couple of partnership agreements with meter manufacturers in the past couple of months.

In July 2014, Singapore’s BBS Group will supply modems for the Metator smart meter range, while in Eastern Europe, Slovenian electricity meter manufacturer Iskraemeco is working with EnVerv to make a multi-standard smart meter for residential, commercial and industrial users.

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