Smart meter deployments to double market revenue of wireless modules

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An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years, jumping from $532m in 2012 to $1.3 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 percent, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The […]

Free WiFi, thanks to your electric meter

Who knew that those bland little things attached to your wall to measure the amount of electricity you consume would one day provide free WiFi service to you and your neighbours? We’ve been talking about this on MuniWireless for years and finally, the city of Santa Clara, through the municipal electric utility Silicon Valley Power […]

Municipal corporation in India needs WiMAX AMR system

A municipal corporation in Surat, Gujarat, India is looking for a WiMAX system for automated meter reading (AMR) of water meters. There are about 9000 water meters of different sizes installed at present. In 2013-20414 they want to install 20,000 more meters. The city area is 335 square kilometres and they would like turnkey solution […]

Kansas power company uses Tropos for smart grid demo program

ABB, a power and automation technology firm, announced that Tropos Networks (which ABB recently acquired) will supply Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) with a wireless communication network for KCP&L’s SmartGrid Demonstration Program. Tropos’ GridCom® wireless IP mesh network will extend the KCP&L SmartGrid IP network to reclosers, capacitors and fault indicators in the […]

Cambridge, UK launches city-wide white space wireless network

Cambridge (UK) has completed the first stage of its citywide wireless network in the “white space” (the unused and underused parts of the wireless spectrum left vacant by the move from analog TV to digital TV). This initial phase consists of a wireless smart electricity meter reading application over the white space spectrum. The city […]

New Tropos 1410 Delivers Secure Field Area Networks for Smart Grid and Other Industrial Applications

Tropos Networks has announced the Tropos 1410 wireless mesh router and wireless bridge for field automation applications. The new product line extends advanced enterprise-class security to utility and industrial applications that monitor and control field automation devices. Furthermore, it provides communications for these applications for as little as half the cost of competitive proprietary, low-speed wireless […]

Victorville deploys wireless mesh network for SCADA system upgrade

Victorville Water District (California) has upgraded their SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system and installed Firetide’s HotPort® wireless mesh network for communications between various sites. At present there are 15 sites and the district plans to add 45 more sites. The sites include various wells, booster pump stations, storage tanks, and treatment plants which are now […]

Fort Collins, Colorado selects Tropos for smart grid project

The City of Fort Collins Utilities has selected Tropos GridCom as the communications infrastructure for its Advanced Meter Project AMI data backhaul and future aggregation of smart grid applications across the utilities’ service territory. “A crucial element in our Advanced Meter Project is a highly reliable broadband communications infrastructure,” said Steve Catanach, Light and Power Manager […]

Wednesday afternoon reads: largest smart grid projects, Verizon unleashed

For your reading pleasure this Wednesday 7 September 2011: How carriers hamstring your smartphone: team at the University of Michigan and Microsoft Research has uncovered, for the first time, the frequently suboptimal network practices of more than 100 cellular carriers. Here’s the paper entitled An Untold Story of Middle Boxes in Cellular Networks. Ten largest US […]

UK issues public tender for smart grid communications network

The Department of Energy and Climate Change of the United Kingdom has issued a public tender (request for proposals or RFP) for a company (or companies) to provide communications services to connect smart electricity and gas meters in up to 30 million households and businesses in the UK. These services will consist of wide area […]