Landis+Gyr has successfully verified compatibility of its Gridstream advanced metering solution with the RuggedMAX WiMAX wide area network from RuggedCom.
This capability allows Gridstream customers to use the RuggedMAX solution to communicate with Gridstream data collectors. In the Gridstream solution, wide area networks are used to transport information between data collectors and head-end servers located at the utility or Landis+Gyr’s data center.
RuggedMAX is a high power WiMAX base station that is designed for data backhaul from advanced metering, distribution automation and SCADA systems. Operating in both the 3.65 GHz (FCC and IC) and 1.8 GHz (IC) spectra, RuggedMAX meets requirements in the United States and Canada for electric power applications.
Landis+Gyr delivers communications solutions to the industry, and the Gridstream integration with WiMax represents the next step of delivering a multi-technology network to utilities.
RuggedCom is a provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications. RuggedCom’s products are designed for use in harsh environments such as those found in electrical power substations, intelligent transportation systems, industrial process control and military applications.