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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 9 Issue 5
Utility managers are in a tough spot. At the same time their power lines are being pushed to the limits, they face unrelenting pressure to reduce costs and improve the bottom line.
Within four minutes of exposure to an ambient temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit, the average human hand begins showing signs that all is not well.
Locating, reporting and managing the millions of assets that reside in the field has become a daunting challenge for utility companies due to increased regulatory reporting requirements, decreased investment in IT solutions over the past 15 years, and the need to support an aging infrastructure.
Reliability indices gauge how well a utility uses incremental resources to benefit its customers.
Compared to maintaining non-communicating meters, automatic meter reading (AMR) is quite different for most utilities to manage, especially fixed network systems (advanced metering infrastructures).
The eLAN Universal DNP Gateway, from Bow Networks, combines several of Bow's proven eLAN software modules into an easy-to-configure, off-the-shelf solution to a wide range of DNP communications applications, including data concentration, device proxy server, poll acceleration and many other features.
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