Smart Metering

Simple installation processes and a competitive management tool to establish a trustworthy network for real-time Smart Meter communication solutions.

Teldat Smart Grid Added Value

The Regesta router family offer numerous competitive advantages to Smart Meter deployments, permitting solutions that are compatible with any type of architecture, from traditional to the most innovative.

Flexibility

Cover all Smart Metering technologies, from PLC to serial connectivity

Versatility

Flexible device configuration for Smart Grid deployments

Simplicity

Smart provisioning process: plug & play

Ruggedization

Designed and certified to operate in harsh environments

Security

Guaranteed reliable communications regardless the conditions

Solution

Regesta family devices offer next-generation communications to Smart Meter deployments. For that purpose, these devices are able to stablish a trustworthy network to for real-time communications, advanced networking protocols and the guarantee of service isolation.

Besides the above-mentioned points, Electrical companies are also requesting quick, simple installation processes and competitive management tools with a view to not only controlling and configuring the initial installed base, but also any future devices incorporated into their Smart Metering networks.

All this and much more is possible thanks to Teldat devices; not only do they have the latest technologies to meet all the Smart Meter communications requirements, but also provide state-of the art software and hardware.

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Flexibility

Cover all Smart Metering technologies, from PLC to serial connectivity

Communications for Smart Metering architectures are growing in importance in the new electrical distribution scenarios. Gateway devices can be installed in a wide variety of places from meter rooms in residential buildings to aerial sites or industrial and isolated transformation centers , so versatility is increasingly in demand. No matter what the location, the same Teldat Smart Grid device can be installed, thereby facilitating large-scale deployments.

Regesta devices also offer multiple configuration options, including different power sources (VDC, VAC and Multi-Range), different WAN technologies (xDSL, SFP, 4G/3G and Ethernet) and different LAN possibilities (RS232, RS485 and PLC). PLC communications support direct communications with PLC meters, providing advanced networking communications and a PLC base node in a single device. 

Cover all Smart Metering technologies, from PLC to serial connectivity

Communications for Smart Metering architectures are growing in importance in the new electrical distribution scenarios. Gateway devices can be installed in a wide variety of places from meter rooms in residential buildings to aerial sites or industrial and isolated transformation centers , so versatility is increasingly in demand. No matter what the location, the same Teldat Smart Grid device can be installed, thereby facilitating large-scale deployments.

Regesta devices also offer multiple configuration options, including different power sources (VDC, VAC and Multi-Range), different WAN technologies (xDSL, SFP, 4G/3G and Ethernet) and different LAN possibilities (RS232, RS485 and PLC). PLC communications support direct communications with PLC meters, providing advanced networking communications and a PLC base node in a single device. 

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Flexibility

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Versatility

Flexible device configuration for Smart Grid deployments

One of the biggest concerns of Electricity companies with regard to Smart Metering deployments concerns the vast number of devices that have to be installed in multiple and varied locations. Different power source options, diverse architectures and multiple connected devices are just a few of the issues that need to be addressed. Teldat offers a wide range of Smart Grid products to cover all our clientsneeds.

As a result of Smart Metering deployment requirements the Regesta family offers various power source options (12-48 VDC, 110-220 VAC) and a multi-range power option (100-240 VAC and 40-75VDC). The objective here is to have a single device cover all the power source alternatives in each of the different scenarios. Teldat Smart Grid devices also offer a range of connectivity options, such as PLC interface, Ethernet and serial (RS-232 and RS-485), and several WAN technologies, including 3G/4G, fiber and xDSL.

In short, Regesta family devices cover all kinds of complex scenarios, simplify Smart Grid network design and facilitate maintenance, thus reducing costs and complexity. Furthermore, with Teldats in-house hardware design for flexible Smart Grid product development, new technology initiatives can be successfully implemented.

Flexible device configuration for Smart Grid deployments

One of the biggest concerns of Electricity companies with regard to Smart Metering deployments concerns the vast number of devices that have to be installed in multiple and varied locations. Different power source options, diverse architectures and multiple connected devices are just a few of the issues that need to be addressed. Teldat offers a wide range of Smart Grid products to cover all our clientsneeds.

As a result of Smart Metering deployment requirements the Regesta family offers various power source options (12-48 VDC, 110-220 VAC) and a multi-range power option (100-240 VAC and 40-75VDC). The objective here is to have a single device cover all the power source alternatives in each of the different scenarios. Teldat Smart Grid devices also offer a range of connectivity options, such as PLC interface, Ethernet and serial (RS-232 and RS-485), and several WAN technologies, including 3G/4G, fiber and xDSL.

In short, Regesta family devices cover all kinds of complex scenarios, simplify Smart Grid network design and facilitate maintenance, thus reducing costs and complexity. Furthermore, with Teldats in-house hardware design for flexible Smart Grid product development, new technology initiatives can be successfully implemented.

Simplicity

Simple provisioning process: plug & play

Electricity companies generally require qualified personnel to configure, update and troubleshoot the gateway devices installed for Smart Metering deployments. Because these deployments are typically large in scale, involving thousands of devices, achieving healthy communications networks is likely to be a complex process.

To solve that problem, Regesta family devices are able to automatically configure themselves using information downloaded from the cloud. The process is simple: you just plug the device in and it starts working after a short period of time. This capability means no IT experts are required on site and company staff can install the devices quickly and easily.

Furthermore, thanks to the Teldat CNM tool that lets users generate templates and configure massive dumps, the device configuration process is a whole lot simpler and also provides a simple replication of each new installation.

Simple provisioning process: plug & play

Electricity companies generally require qualified personnel to configure, update and troubleshoot the gateway devices installed for Smart Metering deployments. Because these deployments are typically large in scale, involving thousands of devices, achieving healthy communications networks is likely to be a complex process.

To solve that problem, Regesta family devices are able to automatically configure themselves using information downloaded from the cloud. The process is simple: you just plug the device in and it starts working after a short period of time. This capability means no IT experts are required on site and company staff can install the devices quickly and easily.

Furthermore, thanks to the Teldat CNM tool that lets users generate templates and configure massive dumps, the device configuration process is a whole lot simpler and also provides a simple replication of each new installation.

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Ruggedization

Designed and certified to operate in harsh environments

Smart Metering solutions must meet strict requirements due to the harsh conditions of the environments in which they are usually placed. Different grounding in some substations, medium voltage power and electrical discharges are just some of the electrical disturbances that these devices must endure. For this reason, electrical safety concern is a primary concern for Teldat. All Regesta devices have undergone extensive testing to comply with regulations regarding radio-electric disturbances, insulation, immunity and electrical interferences, among others. In short, they meet all the necessary electrical requirements to be able to ensure high performance in meter rooms, transformation centers and unattended locations with electrical hazards.

Communication gateways can also be installed in different types of locations and must be able to withstand a variety of weather and mechanical conditions (e.g., humidity, dust, extreme temperatures, etc.). Regesta devices have additional climate and mechanical certifications. Regesta family devices also incorporate Teldats communications know-how and have been built based on an in-house hardware design that allows for flexible product development and new technology integration.

Designed and certified to operate in harsh environments

Smart Metering solutions must meet strict requirements due to the harsh conditions of the environments in which they are usually placed. Different grounding in some substations, medium voltage power and electrical discharges are just some of the electrical disturbances that these devices must endure. For this reason, electrical safety concern is a primary concern for Teldat. All Regesta devices have undergone extensive testing to comply with regulations regarding radio-electric disturbances, insulation, immunity and electrical interferences, among others. In short, they meet all the necessary electrical requirements to be able to ensure high performance in meter rooms, transformation centers and unattended locations with electrical hazards.

Communication gateways can also be installed in different types of locations and must be able to withstand a variety of weather and mechanical conditions (e.g., humidity, dust, extreme temperatures, etc.). Regesta devices have additional climate and mechanical certifications. Regesta family devices also incorporate Teldats communications know-how and have been built based on an in-house hardware design that allows for flexible product development and new technology integration.

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Security

Guaranteed reliable communications regardless the condition

All Regesta family devices incorporate Teldats advanced internetworking software (CIT), endowed with the most advanced state-of-the-art technologies to cover areas such as the safety of encrypted communications and access control. The combination of advanced networking protocols and management tools like Teldat Cloud Net Manager make this router a powerful tool to ensure the security of Smart Grid networks.

Smart Metering deployments face many security threats for example, unwanted replacements especially in unattended locations, which is why gateway devices must be able to prevent malware attacks, protect VPNs and protect against weak authentication. Regesta family devices implement a range of mechanisms to improve security, including AAA-authentication, DMVPNs, IPSec, 802.1X, digital certificates and encryption features, among others. ACLs, MAC filtering, port filtering and firewalls are within the many other tools incorporated into Teldat devices to help protect against intrusion attempts.

In conclusion, the latest in available IP network technologies for Smart Grid communications are incorporated in CIT software, providing security, quality and simplicity in large-scale deployments.

Guaranteed reliable communications regardless the condition

All Regesta family devices incorporate Teldats advanced internetworking software (CIT), endowed with the most advanced state-of-the-art technologies to cover areas such as the safety of encrypted communications and access control. The combination of advanced networking protocols and management tools like Teldat Cloud Net Manager make this router a powerful tool to ensure the security of Smart Grid networks.

Smart Metering deployments face many security threats for example, unwanted replacements especially in unattended locations, which is why gateway devices must be able to prevent malware attacks, protect VPNs and protect against weak authentication. Regesta family devices implement a range of mechanisms to improve security, including AAA-authentication, DMVPNs, IPSec, 802.1X, digital certificates and encryption features, among others. ACLs, MAC filtering, port filtering and firewalls are within the many other tools incorporated into Teldat devices to help protect against intrusion attempts.

In conclusion, the latest in available IP network technologies for Smart Grid communications are incorporated in CIT software, providing security, quality and simplicity in large-scale deployments.

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