Trilliant, a global provider of hybrid wireless communications solutions partners with Manx Utilities to initiate the replacement of their existing prepayment metering system with a new Secure Open Communications platform for the Isle of Man, a self-governing dependency of the British Crown in the center of the Northern Irish Sea between England, Ireland and Wales.
Manx Utilities is a statutory board of the Isle of Man Government and is the sole provider of electricity on the Isle of Man providing its customers with safe, reliable, efficient and economic power in addition to supplying natural gas, clean water, processing waste water and managing a commercial telecoms network.
This partnership brings Trilliant and Manx Utilities together to enable smart capabilities for the Isle of Man by replacing their existing electricity meters with a new advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) platform, which will provide connectivity for nearly 50,000 properties including residential, industrial and commercial clients, with plans to be expanded to enable additional smart grid technologies in the future.
By using Trilliant’s Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology, Manx Utilities can obtain coverage, capacity, network longevity, and overall performance across the Island. The result is a solution that can provide a reliable and strong communications solution for smart grid and smart city technologies.