Enermet first to implement GPRS-technology based meters

Wednesday 9 February 2005 10:02 CET | News

Enermets new generation of integrated meters using GPRS in communication have been taken in use by the Danish energyutility, Sydvest Energi.

In summer 2004 Enermet was chosen to deliver one of the largest Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems in Scandinavia with target to cover all 156 000 of Sydvest Energis customers by the end of year 2007. Already earlier Enermets integrated meters using low-voltage (LV) communication were taken into use in Sydvest. The functionality and reliability of them exceeded all Sydvests expectations. Now also meters using GPRS-communication have been connected to the Active Information Management (AIM) system delivered by Enermet. This is a so called point-to-point solution, where the AIM-system directly communicates with integrated meters by using GPRS-technology. GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a radio technology for GSM networks, which incorporates packet-switching protocols and has shorter set-up time for internet service provider connections. It also offers the possibility to charge by amount of data sent rather than connect time, which is advantageous in case of Automatic Meter Reading. In Denmark the GPRS connection for data transfer has been established successfully in cooperation with TDC, the Danish telecommunications provider.

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