US smart grid company Ambient has collaborated with semi-conductor manufacturer EnVerv to produce a smart meter communications module using powerline communications technology (PLC) to connect new or existing meters.
The module supports CENELEC, FCC and ARIB powerline bands and uses existing low-voltage grid to help minimise infrastructure and operational costs.
President and chief executive officer of Ambient John J. Joyce commented on the collaboration with EnVerv: “We have chosen EnVerv’s EV8000 Series technology because it supports multiple PLC standards and enables efficient and effective communications for a range of utility applications, including advanced metering infrastructure, in-building communications, and active energy management solutions.”
Michael Raam, president and chief executive office of EnVerv, said: “We are excited to be working together with Ambient on our EV8000 series of products, which offer the flexibility and scalability for developers to design data concentrators that comply with any PLC standard, and meet the performance, cost, and connectivity requirements for Active Energy Management.”
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