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Sensus Delivers 4G Radio Module for Distribution Automation Devices

Sensus Delivers 4G Radio Module for Distribution Automation Devices

Supports customers using 4G cellular networks for capacitor bank and fault current monitoring

Sensus has developed a new 4G/LTE radio module for distribution automation (DA) devices that use 4G AT&T GSM/GPRS cellular networks.s.

Sensus’ DA customers can remotely communicate with a range of endpoint devices in the field including capacitor bank controllers, reclosers and fault current indicators. These devices support network optimization applications such as Volt/VAR management, feeder communications and fault location isolation and service restoration.

Customers may use cellular networks or the Sensus FlexNet™ communication network for DA applications. “Giving our customers a choice among a FlexNet system, cellular network or a hybrid of the two means we can deliver the most effective solution to cover their service area,” said Myers.

The Sensus FlexNet system is a long-range radio network that provides a scalable and reliable communications infrastructure that enables smart cities. The range of the point-to-multi-point network reduces the number of access points required to capture and transmit data. Public service providers using the FlexNet communication network can support multiple applications that increase operational efficiency and customer engagement. The large inventory of licensed spectrum ensures that customers have the bandwidth required to support future data requirements.

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