Hybrid PRIME PLC and radio telecom networks

smart gridTelecommunication networks are one of the most important factors for assuring a successful advanced metering infrastructure. The choice of the appropriate technology is not an easy decision for electricity distribution companies. Several questions arise.

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Francisco Guerrero: Francisco Guerrero, Telecommunications Engineer, is the Head of Teldat's Product Marketing Department.

PRIME v1.4 is ready to improve Smart Grids

primePRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) is a PLC (Power line communication) technology based on the ITU G.9904 specification. It uses OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology to provide an efficient physical connectivity to elements that make up a smart grid, employing medium and low voltage power distribution networks that already exist.

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Benjamin Garcia: Engineer, is part of Teldat’s R&D Department. Within this department he is part of the Industrial & Mobility Team, and he specializes in cellular and PLC connections.

PRIME, Smart-Grid development technology

prime smartgridAn amendment to Spanish law in 2006 requires all domestic electricity meters to include a means for accurate real-time meter readings, as well as remote manageability. These new electricity meters are called smart meters.

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Benjamin Garcia: Engineer, is part of Teldat’s R&D Department. Within this department he is part of the Industrial & Mobility Team, and he specializes in cellular and PLC connections.