Telit Wireless Solutions, a provider of
machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, announced it is launching a new module
featuring Wireless M-Bus transfer technology in October 2011.
The new ME50-169 module features 169 MHz and is suited
for smart gas, water, heating or electricity meters. These smart meters
automatically transmit consumption data to the utility companies, which increases
the accuracy and transparency of bills, offers better customer service and
helps improve energy efficiency.
Telit’s ME50-169 modules are compliant to the latest
Wireless M-Bus Standard and are fully devoted to metering in the 169 MHz band.
169 MHz provides a much higher performance in terms of range than 868 or even
433 MHz. Wireless M-Bus is a standardized transfer technology for radio for the
remote reading of meters inside buildings.
The data from the individual meters is transferred to a
concentrator on site, which collates and transfers it via GSM/GPRS to the
supply companies. The ME50-169 modules are fully compatible to Telit’s gateway
solution, the GG863-SR, which integrates Short Range and GSM/GPRS capabilities.
This ready-to-use device allows utility companies to deploy large Wireless
M-Bus solutions easily.
The new ME50-169 is another proof of Telit’s commitment
to the smart metering market, providing a ready-to-use solution for a matchless
time to market and complementary offerings. This enables customers to cover all
the requirements of a Wireless M-Bus smart metering projects easily,” said Tony
Spizzichino, CEO of Telit RF Technologies.
Short Range with cellular data transmission can fully
overcome the Short Range limitations. Such integration provides companies a
crucial solution at low costs and energy efficiency to meet all customer
Smart metering is already being successfully used in
Italy, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, North America and Australia. In Germany,
from 2010 onwards, new buildings are required to be equipped with smart meters,
and from 2018 this will apply to all buildings. Also in the UK, the government
launched a smart metering project planning to install one million
GPRS-connected gas meters until 2020.
By Telecomlead.com Team