United States : ELSTER to provide smart grid services using CISCO'S technology [TendersInfo (India)]
(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Elster will provide smart grid services for field area networks utilizing Cisco's technology, announced Cisco and Elster. The services will incorporate the Cisco Connected Grid Endpoint reference design with Elster's EnergyAxis System and will showcase Elster's Universal technology. By the incorporation of communications functions into advanced meters, utility clients will be offered with a more flexible, secure and economical Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communications infrastructure.
The merged service will combine the Elster EnergyAxis architecture within the Cisco IPv6 RF Mesh reference design. Also, Elster's EnergyAxis architecture allows smart meters to operate as sensors for Distribution Automation and Asset Management applications like outage notification, voltage monitoring, asset monitoring and loss detection.
Elster is authorizing the Cisco Connected Grid Endpoint reference design and software development kit (SDK) which will additionally expand the EnergyAxis System interoperability and standards-based optimization.
Elster plans to develop EnergyAxis communications firmware that will run within Cisco's 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers and leverage application programming interfaces from the Cisco Connected Grid Network Management System.
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