OMNIA smart grid platform launched by Kamstrup


Skanderborg, Denmark — (METERING.COM) — August 29, 2012 – The launch of the OMNIA suite, a comprehensive smart grid platform encompassing network communication, meter data management, smart grid applications and smart meters, has been announced by Kamstrup.

The system is slated as the most smart grid-ready end-to-end solution for utilities with an unprecedented strong focus on openness, security and meter reading performance. The ambition is to present the most innovative and capable tool for grid optimization. Integration with third party systems is seamless.

“We consider it our finest job to make the complex energy infrastructure manageable and secure,” said Kamstrup division director Lars Bo Kristensen. “It is therefore only natural that we now present a fully matured smart grid system based on proven wireless technology, open standards and the latest security technologies.”

One of the new interfaces of the OMNIA suite is the communication with external devices in the smart home. The Kamstrup OMNIPOWER smart meter features smart home ability by means of a transparent communication channel. A communication module (e.g. ZigBee) can be installed in the meters and price signals and text messages can be sent to smart home equipment for further processing.

The smart home ability is being completed by the Energy Monitor app. The app provides an instant picture of any unwanted power consumption and contributes to a more conscious usage.

The OMNIA suite will be revealed at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe in Amsterdam, October 9-11, 2012.