Networked Energy Services Expands its Industry-Leading Smart Metering Portfolio
The new generation NES poly phase meter platform enables a new level of security, grid safety, efficiency and reliability.
San Jose, CA, November 15th, 2016: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAP™), announced today its next generation poly phase smart metering platform. The new Poly Phase Meter, MTR3000, is the second model available from the Gen 4 product family, which introduced a flexible and expandable meter platform that can satisfy today’s requirements and future dynamic market needs. The Gen 4 Poly Phase Meter incorporates many innovative design ideas including customer suggestions, while its foundation is built on top of NES’s proven technologies.
The Gen 4 Poly Phase Meter, which will become available in early 2017, is fully interoperable with previous generations of OSGP meters, Data Concentrators, and System Software, in addition to providing many valuable features and benefits including:
- New I/O options. Up to 2 MEP (Multipurpose Expansion Port) interface ports which expands flexibility to support various types of HAN (Home Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network) devices, 2 S0 outputs, and 2 external tamper inputs.
- AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) based security for communication and enhanced security
- Super Cap option that provides backup power for real time clock and tamper monitoring
- UC3 compliant load disconnect contactor
Another of the exciting new features of the meter platform is its ability to support cellular point-to-point communications, which complements the NES power line communication (PLC) infrastructure. The meter’s capabilities include future proofing features such as over the air upgrades for modem and meter firmware and field swappable communication module capability without switching off power. The cellular point-to-point solutions also has system capabilities, such as SMS shoulder tap and last gasp outage alarms that create operational savings.
“This is an outstanding milestone for us because we designed our Gen 4 meter as the platform to support future market requirements, various use cases, and to satisfy increasing security requirements,” said Michael Anderson, President and CEO of NES. “It is a straightforward transition for us from the previous generation of NES meters because it is fully interoperable with the existing head end system and other NES devices.”
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligence use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.