Comverge Inc. and Landis+Gyr Inc. have jointly developed the Maingate® S4e endpoint, a combination of Comverge’s under glass AMR gateway and Landis+Gyr’s S4e meter platform. The endpoint design is intended to replace an existing commercial or industrial meter. A retrofit kit for Landis+Gyr S4 and S4e meter platforms will also be released, allowing utilities to follow a simple procedure that enables immediate communications from the endpoint to the utility’s head-end system software.
The Maingate S4e endpoint is upgradeable over-the-air, features three communications modes for a variety of communications and software configurations, and is designed to operate seamlessly within CDMA networks. It also allows customers to view usage data in real time via a web interface powered by Comverge’s PowerCAMP™ software suite, and can report real time power outage and power quality alarms to the utility. Ongoing maintenance and operations costs can be reduced through the use of the optical port and LCD interface for programming – a first for the digital cellular AMR industry.