In this issue of «pathway»:
we will explore how open standards and interoperability enable utilities to manage the risks inherent in high volume deployments of smart metering technologies,
IDIS (Interoperable Device Interface Specification) Association approach to interoperability,
how Landis+Gyr and other market players commit themselves to the implementation of open standards into interoperable future-proof solutions.
When embarking on a smart metering project, utilities can minimize technology investment risk by sourcing from a range of manufacturers offering independently tested, certified interoperable devices. Complying with open standards is a basic condition for the success of the project, but this compliance is not sufficient to achieve the desired interoperability. Download white paper.
In accordance with the directives of the 3rd Energy Package, utility companies should ensure implementation of interoperable smart metering solutions based on open standards in order to enable EU member states to reach the 20-20-20 targets. Open standards, supported by official standardization organizations, play a critical role in reaching this goal. Interoperability, however, requires the development of companion specifications and conformance testing. Organizations such as the IDIS Association ensure that companion specifications are up to date and reflect the state of the latest development in smart meter technology.
Landis+Gyr has been driving the development of interoperable smart metering solutions and standards through its engagement with the IDIS Association and other leading manufacturers.
With Gridstream®, Landis+Gyr’s solution customers get maximum interoperability, i.e. freedom of vendor choice, reduced integration costs and proven compatibility with the third party devices as well as flexibility for future needs. Open standards-based design of Gridstream software architecture and IDIS compliant smart meters ensure that their comprehensive functionality can support use cases within the smart grid and smart home domain today and in the future.
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