Landis+Gyr announced the DistribuTECH 2013 debut of the advanced two-way residential gas metering solution for use within the Gridstream platform.
The M120 module is a true two-way metering solution, operating within the scalable Gridstream RF mesh network and delivering near real-time data between the gas meter and utility. Consumption and interval data taken directly from the meter index empowers utilities to offer flexible rates and assist with capacity planning.
“Utilities serving electric and gas consumers need a solution with similar data and control capabilities for gas meters,” said Tim Weidenbach, Vice President of Product Management at Landis+Gyr. He adds, “Applying years of experience in gas fixed networking, our latest M120 device answers this call and enables customers to maximize the sure benefits of Gridstream and manage multiple endpoints on a single network.”
State-of-the-art and highly flexible, the module adapts to the existing meter and index. It can be factory installed for new meters or field installed on most common gas meters dating back to 1950. For easy deployment, the M120 module automatically registers itself on the Gridstream network upon installation and eliminates the need for field installation Tools. The two-way communication capabilities support on-request reads while enabling over-the-air firmware upgrades and configurations. Modules are designed with a 20-year battery life.
“The M120 gas module transforms any gas meter into a smart meter, providing information beyond a simple read. Utilities also have the freedom to change configurations and remotely upgrade the module,” said Randy Edwards, Group Product Manager at Landis+Gyr. We are pleased to offer this comprehensive solution to current and potential customers, no matter their existing gas meter deployments.”
DistribuTECH 2013 attendees can see the gas module in action in Landis+Gry’s booth #2315. Contact a Landis+Gyr sales representative for product or order information.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corp. and 40 percent owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.