BLP and Cellnet Technology Inc. have announced the availability of a new remote disconnect/reconnect solution for users of the Cellnet AMR system, giving utilities the ability to perform these functions using the BLP X-Pulse remote disconnect device. X-Pulse has been integrated into the Cellnet UtilityDataLink (UDL) AMR web portal, which also provides additional features such as verification and site monitoring.
Any Cellnet AMR point can be upgraded to include an X-Pulse remote disconnect device, because the X-Pulse field device has a plug-and-play design that requires no meter or Cellnet AMR module change once the X-Pulse collar is inserted.
With the integration authorised users will be able to use UDL to control the disconnect/reconnect, arming, and the latest current limiting functions of the X-Pulse device. The programmable current limit function allows the utility to restrict the electrical load to a residential service, which is suitable for installations where there are seasonal restrictions on disconnection due to weather conditions.