Retrofitting add-on communications systems help energy providers compete


Milan, Italy — (METERING.COM) — October 10, 2006 – A.P. Systems, provider of value-added GSM and GPRS telecommunications solutions for AMM among other systems, has chosen a Wavecom wireless solution for its newest line of advanced communications subsystems for automatic electricity meters. With headquarters in Paris, France, Wavecom is a provider of embedded industrial wireless communication solutions.

Deregulation of energy markets means that energy providers must be able to track and monitor electricity consumption for both C&I and residential customers. A.P. Systems has developed a new energy meter subsystem for remote monitoring and control of electricity, using the latest cellular wireless communication technology that will allow energy providers to retrofit existing meters, or create hubs connecting meters, with communication capabilities. The add-on functionality makes for easy adoption in both residential and commercial markets.

Wavecom’s Open AT® Software Suite allows developers of any wireless application to tailor it to a specific market. The goal is to be able to maintain the end customer’s current portfolio and to evolve it in other EMEA countries by offering both standard and customized solutions for connecting different devices. All A.P. Systems’ automatic meter add-ons will allow energy providers to be fully compliant with the distributor’s home-market regulations.