The Internet of Things (IoT) is on everybody’s mind and analysts expect billions of connected devices in the upcoming years. In order to meet the increasing demands of products for consumers and IoT solutions for companies and business customers, new standards for transferring data have to be determined.
Traditional PLC-based smart metering solutions require the installation of PLC data concentrators in remote and unattended second tier substations. PLC Data concentrators handle communications with the different smart meters installed at consumer premises, consolidate the metering data and send it to the AMI management systems. (more…)
Surfing on the Internet a few weeks ago, I came across what I considered to be a very interesting article. An English University is setting up an innovation center for 5G technology. They have even constructed a dedicated building for 5G investigation.
An 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.
The term “Industry 4.0” provides information on all the hopes that are placed on the subject. It indicates a possible fourth industrial revolution – thus correspondingly the expectations are high.