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Smart grid company Sagemcom has secured certification of its G3-PLC smart meters communication processor from the G3-PLC Alliance.

Sagemcom said that its G3-PLC single and three phase products have passed Cenelec A G3-PLC technology according to ITU G.9903 specification confirming full operation of the communication processor.

The testing done in collaboration with French company Laboratoire des Applications Numeriques (LAN) included interoperability testing to verify compliance of the device’s physical layer with other referenced devices.

In addition, the testing verifies the entire product performance complies with requirements as well as its evaluation against the LAN laboratory’s independent tester unit.

The development follows Sagemcoms’ own testing of the product with G3-PLC data concentrator (DC) and various smart meters brands showed a time reduction in reading meters’ load profile and improvements of the connection rate.

Commenting on the development, Kaveh Razazian , CTO Energy and Telecom at Sagemcom, said: “Certified and interoperable G3-PLC products have fulfilled the utility needs for a solution that is standard-based and interoperable to protect their large investment to build fast, reliable and intelligent networks.”

Sagemcom’s footprints in smart solutions

The certification of the company’s G3-PLC products increases its operations in the development of smart solutions, Sagemcom said in a statement.

In July, the French communications company announced it completed designing of an all-encompassing Internet of Things service, covering the entire value chain from sensors to data distribution.

Sagemcom’s IoT offering includes radio units for sensors or connected terminals, transmitters/receivers for data concentration, network core solution, radio network management services and software solutions for data redistribution to service providers.

The solution targets connected objects in hard to reach or isolated locations that consume small amounts of energy and deliver small quantities of data.

Commenting on its new IoT solution, Sagemcom’s chief executive offer, Patrick Sévian, said: “The IoT opens an infinite field of services and applications that will upset the daily life of millions of people and companies in the next few years.

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Nicholas Nhede
Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.