On-Ramp Wireless, developer of wireless solutions for energy automation and M2M communications, launched its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, which is built on the On-Ramp Total Reach Network.
Through partnerships with meter and meter data management (MDM) system providers, On-Ramp supports smart metering capabilities on the same network infrastructure that supports grid automation and demand response.
GE selected On-Ramp's Total Reach Network for its Grid IQ Advanced Metering Infrastructure Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) solution, which includes GE's residential and commercial/industrial meters and GE's Smart Metering Operations Suite (SMOS).
The On-Ramp Total Reach Network enables AMI network coverage built to realize the promise of the machine-to-machine vision, including AMI. On-Ramp's solution delivers advanced metering features and standard integration with billing, meter data management and other utility systems.
With network-wide security, this simple star topology network enables accurate network planning, rapid and flexible deployment scheduling. With these factors, utilities achieve accelerated ROI as they migrate from manually read or one-way AMR systems, without lengthy or restrictive deployment programs or hard-to-reach meter issues in rural and urban environments.
Once deployed, the high capacity On-Ramp Total Reach Network is designed to manage two-way AMI communications and handles periodic surges in data traffic such as a wide-scale power outage notification.
The capacity of the network means that even a fully deployed electric AMI solution has available capacity to add gas metering, water metering, grid automation and demand response on the same On-Ramp Total Reach Network.