Elster Electricity LLC has announced plans to licence its EnergyAxis System’s RF mesh technology to Hunt Technologies Inc, allowing Hunt Technologies to use non-Elster meters to provide Elster’s RF mesh technology. This will allow utilities to purchase an integrated EnergyAxis RF meter from Elster, or to buy a non-Elster meter with the EnergyAxis RF module developed and sold through Hunt Technologies.
The EnergyAxis System for both residential and C&I metering automation uses a powerful two-way RF communication system to retrieve metering information. The communication network uses intelligent, two-way spread spectrum frequency hopping technology with self registration to provide secure and reliable communication between meters and data collectors. The technology enables individual meters to act as repeaters, creating a dynamic communication path that optimises signal strength of the RF and reliability of the communication link.