PLC-based AMI ecosystem platform available from EnVerv


Reza Mirkhani,
President, EnVerv
San Jose, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — November 27, 2012 – A complete powerline communication (PLC) advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) ecosystem reference kit comprising all aspects of a PLC based AMI network is now available from the fabless semiconductor companyEnVerv.

The components of this ecosystem are available in actual form as well as hardware and software reference designs which partners can use to build their own networks.

“We have achieved our goals of not only providing our customers and partners with a complete set of PLC system-on-chip (SoC) solutions and reference designs that cover the entire AMI network infrastructure, but also offering complete end-to-end solutions with which utilities can perform field trials and collect data in a comprehensive and efficient manner,” said Reza
Mirkhani, president of EnVerv.

The EnVerv PLC ecosystem kit comprises the following reference designs and end products:

  • Smart meter
  • Data concentrator (DC)
  • In-home display with STS-based prepayment
  • In-home display with AMI-based prepayment
  • iPhone/iPad (iOS) PLC device installation app
  • Lighting control
  • Industrial monitoring and control
  • Trigger relay
  • Smart plug
  • Meter data management (MDM) web software.

EnVerv’splatform supports 4GPLC, G3-PLC and PRIME in standard AMI architecture as well in split metering applications (curbside cabinet or pole-top cabinet based) as well as full AMI based prepayment functions.

All the components are available in volumes targeted for tests and field trials.