Zamudio, November 8th,2016. ZIV will be engaged in the development and supply of the ESMR5.0 smart electricity meters in the Netherlands. It will be the first large scale LTE roll out in Europe.
ZIV will contribute to the smart metering program of Enexis for its rollout of LTE-enabled smart meters. It has been selected as key player for high tech smart meter with embedded communications technology. ZIV offers complete solutions based on advanced communication technologies and provides interoperable AMI solutions including smart meters and infrastructure.
Security and new communication features.
Enexis has taken the decision to adopt LTE (Long Term Evolution) as the standard mobile communication technology between the headend system and its 2 million smart electricity meters. A strategic and innovative decision to deploy smart meters that implement new features to enhance the communication interface with the consumer gas meters and also integrate security features that aim to improve security for customer privacy concerns.
LTE communication technology
LTE technology (also known as 4G cellular) provides a reliable connectivity option for smart metering infrastructure. It is a global standard delivered by 3GPP in R8, and cellular operators are deploying their LTE networks all over the world. It will enable the dramatic expansion of M2M communication applications due to its low cost, high bandwidth and reliable coverage.
According to Marco Wiltjer, Director Customer and Market of Enexis: “With the ESMR5.0 project and by selecting LTE as our communication technology of choice, Enexis further enhances the long term availability and quality of its smart grid. Developing the ESMR5.0 LTE smart meter is an integral part of our large scale roll out roadmap and helps us to achieve our goal of deploying smart meters to at least 90% of our customer’s homes with a view on increasing awareness about energy consumption and enhancing grid management capabilities.”
Commenting on this award, ZIV President, Norberto Santiago said “We thank Enexis for the confidence and trust put on ZIV. We will contribute to the success of the Dutch smart grid deployment with our effort and a collaborative spirit to meet its demanding requirements of quality and performance. This new award reinforces ZIV position as a high tech player in the smartgrid domain.
Enexis is the regional network operator in the north, east and south of the Netherlands. The company is tasked with the development and construction of energy distribution networks (gas and electricity) and the maintenance and management of these networks. Acting as the link between the customer and the energy supplier, Enexis is responsible for the supply of energy to more than 2.7 million customers. Enexis has 4,300 employees.
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