Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corp. has purchased the Tantalus Utility Network(tm) (TUNet) to improve customer service and operational efficiency. The network will be deployed soon, to validate the technology for wider use among its 80,000 members.
TUNet is a fixed, two-way wireless communications network that leverages both the 220 MHz and 900 MHz frequencies, providing a powerful combination of signal range and penetration. Both urban and rural customers can thus be reached efficiently. TUNet's real-time data delivery and adaptive infrastructure allow the utility to implement advanced metering, outage management, distribution automation and other utility functions.