Cannon Technologies, provider of load management and automated distribution solutions to electricity utilities, has announced that its MCT-410cL personality module for Itron’s CENTRON meter is commercially available. The MCT-410 series metering and control transponders use two-way Cannon power line communications (PLC) to provide low-cost remote meter reading and advanced data collection.

Based on the CENTRON meter, the MCT-410cL is designed to replace a residential meter, plugging into a standard meter socket. It provides high speed, cost-effective remote meter reading from customer or line locations using two-way Cannon PLC, which uses utility power lines to provide reliable communications from the distribution substation through the distribution transformer to the end metering of control points.