Wireless mesh AMR/AMI solution for Russia

Murmashi, Russia — (METERING.COM) — September 27, 2007 – Kolenergosbyt, the utility serving the city of Murmashi in Russia, is deploying a residential wireless mesh automatic meter-reading system of 3,000 meters, working with Eka Systems Inc. and Data Transfer. This is the second such project for Eka, whose mesh AMI network has already been installed in St. Petersburg.

The contract combines Eka’s reliable two-way EkaNet™ Wireless Mesh AMR system with systems integrator Data Transfer’s backend software for billing, load-research and other applications.

The EkaNet Wireless Mesh AMR system is a true mesh network that provides reliable two-way near real-time data transport solution. When combined with Data Transfer’s software package, it offers utilities throughout Russia a robust end-to-end AMR solution to meet the growing needs for advanced metering.

With EkaNet, meter nodes respond to their dynamic wireless environment to intelligently route data without hard limitations on the number of hops or meter nodes per gateway. A true mesh network with complete self-configuration technology, EkaNet provides the ability to create large-scale AMR systems with low operating costs. EkaNet also comes with installation and field tools for rapid deployment.

“We were impressed by the reliability, flexibility and speed with which Eka’s system was deployed and look forward to enjoying the low cost of system ownership that Eka’s technology delivers,” said Taras Tyaglo, the Director General of Kolenergosbyt.