T&D World Magazine

CalAmp and Sierra Wireless to Integrate 3G Cellular Connectivity into Meter Reading Platform

Sierra Wireless embedded modules have been selected to provide 3G wireless broadband connectivity for CalAmp's recently launched WiMetry Internet Protocol-based wireless communications platform used in automatic meter reading/advanced metering.

Available for 3G cellular network technologies, CalAmp's WiMetry offers utility companies a wireless communications link for real-time acquisition of critical usage and rate data from electric, gas or water meters via public wireless networks and the Internet.

WiMetry addresses the needs of utilities that require secure wireless data communications and networking platforms that provide cost-effective and reliable service for advanced metering, demand response and other smart grid applications.

The WiMetry platform, through the use of Sierra Wireless embedded modules, supports the latest in EV-DO Revision A cellular high-speed data communications and is backward-compatible to existing EV-DO Rev. 0 and 1X networks.

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