Remote Metering: 25.000 GSM modems supplied to Electrabel
Remote Metering News: September 2011
Bausch Datacom supplies 25.000th InduBox GSM/GPRS modem
to Belgium's electricity company Electrabel (Eandis, Ores and Sibelga)
25.000 GSM modems for one customer: new sales milestone
|Bausch Datacom specialises in utility communication products and proudlysupplies it's 25.000th InduBox GSM/GPRS modem to Belgium's electricity companies Eandis, Ores and Sibelga (former Electrabel). Being a subcontractor of Itron (former Actaris) in Belgium the company supplies the modems for remote reading of Itron SL7000 industrial electricity meters*.
Built with proven technology and rugged designs for continuous reliability Bausch InduBox modems are a quality standard in Belgium's electricity market since 2002.
The new sales milestone sets the stage for further expansion into the European market. For instance, Italian BAUSCH distributor and ISKRAEMECO integrator Telematica Sistemi nowadays installs Bausch InduBox GSM & PSTN modems all over Italy for Iskra MT831 meter applications.
*InduBox modems were also certified for Elster A1500 electricity meters
High level electromagnetical immunity!
Laborelec: verification of immunity to external EM phenomena
The InduBox GSM (IV) is the result of over 20 years expertise in modem communication and hardware development. In the Belgian electricity utility market, the generic EMC immunity standards are not applicable. To test the immunity of GSM and PSTN modems to radiated electromagnetical fields, the official test lab Laborelec creates a test environment which generates 30 V/m field strengths instead of the standard 'normal' field strength of 3 V/m (CISPR24 level = 3 V/m). Bausch InduBox modems (PSTN and GSM) have complied with these severe test conditions since 2002.
'Electrabel' application: host infrastructure and terminal equipment are Bausch-branded!
A dial out host system of Bausch Proxima ISDN modems in 19"racks, connected to the MV90 data collection server, communicates with InduBox GSM modems in the field over the V.110 ISDN protocol.
'GPRS-ready' Open AT application
Customized Open AT * embedded software for specific applications, combined with optional mass deployment services (AirVantage tm) offer multiple AMR solutions and scenarios using GSM / GPRS.