Omnimesh will provide electricity metering capability as part of CyanConnode’s Omni IoT Platform, based on IPv6 6 LoWPAN narrowband RF mesh technology. It is a scalable, robust system that provides cost-effective communication capabilities, supporting the Smart Grid.
“The development of our new Omnimesh product expands our global reach and ensures our technology can support global and country-specific standards for AMI [Advanced Metering Infrastructure]” said John Cronin, CyanConnode Executive Chairman. “Furthermore, this launch signifies the end of a major development programme for the Company, which will result in a substantial reduction in development costs at the same time as opening up new revenue streams”.
According to Cronin, ahead of the official launch at Asia Utility Week, the company had already begun rolling Omnimesh out to two Indian customers, demonstrating the suitability of the product as well as the growing demand for standards-based solutions.
Jitendra Kumar Agarwal, Genus Power Joint Managing Director, added that the solution meets the technical requirements for AMI for many of the utilities in India and that following the rapid integration of CyanConnode’s technology with IS 16444 meters (Bureau of Indian Standards meter protocol), the IPv6-enabled smart meters are now being implemented by Genus at UGVCL [Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd].
The global AMI market is growing rapidly with much more demanding operating requirements. Omnimesh features, functionality and widely adopted standards have been designed to meet the requirements of increasingly complex tenders, at a price point that supports utilities’ business cases at all deployment scales. This changing dynamic has created enormous interest in Omnimesh and built positive momentum across the market.
Omnimesh is designed to enable utilities to gather complete, accurate and timely customer metering data. This supports loss reduction programmes and reduces energy costs by maximising billing revenues and increasing power quality and customer experience. In addition, energy distribution reliability and resilience is improved by rapidly identifying and responding to peaks in demand, quickly locating and resolving faults and implementing real time controls to prevent minor faults developing into wider outages. Utilities can also implement real time pricing and enable customers to control energy consumption and costs. Most importantly, Omnimesh allows utilities to maximise smart grid investment by extending existing and new command and control capabilities over dedicated communication networks.
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