Smart energy communications firm Trilliant introduced its newest Smart Meter M2M System, allowing utilities flexibility to choose meters and mobile network operators while ensuring a secure and scalable smart meter solution.
With the recent decision by the U.K. government to use mobile networks as a key component of the British smart meter rollout, the viability of mobile networks to connect a smart meter system has been validated, according to Trilliant.
The Trilliant Smart Meter M2M System, which has been deployed for smart metering in the U.K., helps utilities and mobile network operators (MNOs) deploy smart meter and smart grid communications projects.
Purpose built for smart metering and able to link to existing MNO M2M management platforms, the Trilliant Smart Metering M2M System gives utilities integrated connectivity, from commissioning of smart meters to downloading of energy tariffs and requests for meter data. Trilliant is working with industry partners to accelerate the deployment of the Smart Meter M2M System in smart meter rollouts across Europe and around the world.
This new Smart Meter M2M System combines a global 2.4 GHz RF mesh, M2M cellular, broadband mesh and other standards-based technologies to give utilities the flexibility to choose the right technology and rollout strategy for their territory and regulatory environment, all while meeting cost and performance targets.
The Trilliant platform is used by more than 200 utilities worldwide, according to Trilliant.