SCADA connected revenue meters launched


Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — February 5, 2008 – Elster Electricity, part of Elster Group, a provider of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and integrated metering and utilization solutions to the gas, electricity, and water industries, has announced the availability of two new SCADA connected revenue meters – the A1882 ALPHA® Modbus meter, and the A1884 ALPHA® DNP 3.0 meter. Both are a part of the 1880 ALPHA meter family.

The A1880 revenue meters are based on Elster’s extensive global metering technology, including both IEC and ANSI standards, and are available for markets in Latin America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North Africa, and Europe. These meters are accurate, robust, reliable, cost effective, and are system-ready meters for advanced commercial, industrial, and substation metering applications.

“Elster is proud to announce these cost-effective ALPHA platform based metering products with SCADA connectivity,” stated Rafael Cabrera, Senior Business Development Manager, Elster Electricity. “Elster is bridging the gap between stand-alone revenue metering and SCADA connected point metering. We recognize that there is a demand for increased instrumentation and revenue information at the C&I and utility substation level. These products are designed to meet this demand.”

The new A1884 ALPHA DNP meter offers direct access to revenue and instrumentation data via DNP 3.0. This makes meter point data directly available to SCADA systems at the substation. Instant information allows the utility to make quicker and better decisions.

The new A1882 ALPHA Modbus meter offers direct access to revenue and instrumentation data via Modbus. This makes meter point data directly available to large C&I electricity consumers through their Modbus networks in support of innovative demand-side management programs.

The meters transmit revenue and instrumentation data directly to the SCADA system and meter reading systems and integrate easily into existing substation SCADA systems or large C&I industrial control systems. They utilize existing meter configuration software for setup and configuration, eliminating a high learning curve to install new metering points.