Landis+Gyr validates three AMR modules for extended range FOCUS meter platform: DistribuTECH update

Tampa, FL, Feb. 8, 2006 — Landis+Gyr has completed its second-level performance and compliance (PAC II) testing for three automatic meter reading (AMR) technology modules on the FOCUS extended range meter platform, releasing each module/meter endpoint for commercial production and shipment. The first three AMR modules validated for the FOCUS K-base meter include Cellnet’s Interleave high/low radio frequency (RF) technology module, the EMT-3F powerline carrier module from DCSI by TWACS and Hunt Technologies’ TS1 powerline carrier module.

FOCUS 2K self-contained meters are designed for Class 480 installations and are said to be capable of metering intermittent loads up to 600A. With the 2K self-contained meters, no Current Transformer (CT) installation is required because the CT is contained in the meter base and current diversion associated with external CT secondary is eliminated.

The FOCUS meter’s single-circuit board design, with fewer connectors and fewer parts, promises to increase reliability and contribute to better overall endpoint performance. Landis+Gyr says endpoint diagnostics are accomplished more quickly and more accurately because the FOCUS metrology and the AMR communication module are separated.

Class 320 FOCUS 2SE meters are also available from Landis+Gyr.

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