PRLog - Aug. 15, 2011 - SKANDERBORG, Denmark -- Kamstrup has kept a tight focus on metering solutions since 1956 and thereby built up an expertise in all aspects of the metering business. Today the palette of solutions ranges from smart energy and water meters, over handheld meter reading solutions and fully scalable smart metering systems to operation and service – all centred on wireless communication.
Smart Meter for Wireless Energy Metering
By developing and refining wireless technologies, Kamstrup has for the last decade been ramping up to today’s comprehensive product programme of wireless metering systems - http://www.kamstrup.com
Radio Mesh Prevails
A special focus on radio as a well known and proven communication technology has shown to be successful. Especially the Radio Mesh Networked System demonstrates extreme stability and high performance on meter readings. This is due to the wireless system’s self-healing network and to its independency of cables thus avoiding electric noise disturbances.
Compared to cabled solutions, less network components are required for the Radio Mesh Network, there are fewer costs for GSM communication, and there is no filtering of noise. The Radio Mesh Network is a simple set-up where all meters act as repeaters. A large number of meters will in fact make the network even stronger as the signal will have multiple ways to the concentrator.
Worldwide, radio mesh networks form the backbone of smart metering solutions and pave the way for the full smart grid roll-out.
Latest Wireless Innovations from Kamstrup include:
- An electronic water meter using the open standard Wireless M-Bus. The water meter can be read with handheld devices as well as integrated in a Radio Mesh Network via a Multi-Utility Controller (MUC) in the electricity meter.
- A Smart Home-enabled electricity meter with an external slot for plug-in modules allowing direct consumer interaction by means of Z-Wave, Wireless M-Bus or other standards.
- A ZigBee-enabled heat/cooling meter for enhanced interoperability.
See more Wireless at Metering 2011 in Amsterdam, stand C40
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Kamstrup is a high tech company and among the leading manufacturers of solutions for metering heat/ cooling, electricity, tap water and natural gas. Solutions include hardware, software, operation and support within the area of metering, automatic data collection (AMR/AMM), analysis and surveillance of energy consumption.
Kamstrup serves energy and utility companies with long-term stable technology that enables simple and cost effective metering, collection and management of energy consumption data.
Kamstrup is a global player with a strong international position and representations in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in Denmark, Kamstrup carries a highly skilled workforce of researchers and developers and a fully-automated production plant.
Relations to customers and partners are based on reliability, high quality, long term co-operation and the firm belief that every idea can be improved on.