Landis+Gyr first to be awarded IDIS certification in Europe for G3 PLC technology

07-Jul-2016 12:56:34

Landis+Gyr E450 smart meters with G3 PLC communications are certified by the IDIS Industry Association. IDIS certification follows the certifications awarded by the G3 PLC Alliancefor devices communicating in the CENELEC A and in 150-500 KHz bands.blog_cover.jpgFollowing the announcement that Landis+Gyr was the first smart metering vendor in Europe to be awarded the G3-PLC Alliance certifications for devices communicating in the CENELEC A band and later on also in the extended frequency band 150-500 KHz, Landis+Gyr is now pleased to announce that its flagship E450 smart meter has passed the comprehensive qualification and interoperability conformance testing carried out by the IDIS association. Again, Landis+Gyr is the first vendor in compliance with IDIS package 2 to achieve the rigorous interoperability approval.

The IDIS (Interoperable Device Interface Specification) Association provides detailed DLMS/Cosem companion specifications and the corresponding conformance testing environment. It enables manufacturers to develop interoperable and exchangeable smart metering and smart grid equipment in compliance with the international open standards. Through IDIS, utilities can profit from exchangeable products and thus rest assured that their investment in smart metering technology is future-proof and open to the inevitable technological progress.

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IDIS devices are tested for conformity and interoperability according to procedures set by the IDIS Industry Association. The certification confirms the technology’s compliance with the IDIS specifications for package 2 and guarantees the exchangeability of meters with IPv4/v6 based communications, including G3-PLC. G3 Alliance certificationis a pre-condition for the IDIS certification, confirming the interoperability on the communication layers, where IDIS certification proves interoperability at the application layer. Besides the basic IDIS functionality, the certifications of E450 devices cover extensions to disconnection/reconnection, load management, the customer information interface, security and multi-utility metering.

Landis+Gyr implements G3-PLC communication technology in its smart grid solution Gridstream®. This new technology enables faster and more reliable communication in a smart grid infrastructure as well as flexible connectivity with new intelligent applications.

For more information, watch the Gridstream® G3-PLC video.

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