The world of telecommunication is changing rapidly – and the energy industry is very much affected by it. A significant part of the installed base of industrial electricity meters relies on connectivity services provided by telecommunication providers. And when these services change, we need to react, not only to stay connected, but also to fully utilize the benefits for new use cases and applications latest technology provides.
Landis+Gyr’s communication portfolio for the industrial, commercial and grid meters (ICG) further extended in the end of 2018 as the company released two new communication modules. With this extension, utility customers can easily upgrade their existing meter portfolio to communicate with LTE or latest Ethernet technology.
With the introduction of the E570 Series 2 commercial meter, Landis+Gyr is planning for the future. The development never stands still and Landis+Gyr continuously develops smart solutions to shape the future of energy.
In October, Landis+Gyr announced a major milestone with the first ‘next generation’ UK smart meter installation for its customer British Gas. Using the latest technology, the new smart meters for electricity and gas enable seamless switching between suppliers and comply with the UK Government’s ground-breaking smart energy standard, SMETS2 ('smart metering equipment technical specifications 2’).