Zamudio, November 7th,2016. ZIV will be engaged in the development and supply of the ESMR5.0 smart electricity meters in the Netherlands. It will be the first large scale LTE roll out in Europe.
ZIV will contribute to the smart metering program of Enexis for its rollout of LTE-enabled smart meters. It has been selected as key player for high tech smart meter with embedded communications technology. ZIV offers complete solutions based on advanced communication technologies and provides interoperable AMI solutions including smart meters and infrastructure.
Security and new communication features.
Enexis has taken the decision to adopt LTE (Long Term Evolution) as the standard mobile communication technology between the headend system and its 2 million smart electricity meters. A strategic and innovative decision to deploy smart meters that implement new features to enhance the communication interface with the consumer gas meters and also integrate security features that aim to improve security for customer privacy concerns.
LTE communication technology
LTE technology (also known as 4G cellular) provides a reliable connectivity option for smart metering infrastructure. It is a global standard delivered by 3GPP in R8, and cellular operators are deploying their LTE networks all over the world. It will enable the dramatic expansion of M2M communication applications due to its low cost, high bandwidth and reliable coverage.