Utility supplies: 4G radio module for distribution automation devices

Utility equipment: Sensus delivers 4G radio module for distribution automation devices. Supports customers using 4G cellular networks for capacitor bank and fault current monitoring.

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Utility supplies: Sensus has developed a new 4G/LTE radio module for distribution automation (DA) devices that use 4G AT&T GSM/GPRS cellular networks.

“The market requirement is for a robust cellular network solution with maximum service life. We are continuing our customer first commitment by providing support for our 200 customers who rely on cellular networks for their distribution automation endpoints,” said Sensus Vice President of Marketing Greg Myers.

Sensus’ DA customers can remotely communicate with a range of endpoint devices in the field including capacitor bank controllers, reclosers and fault current indicators. These devices support network optimization applications such as Volt/VAR management, feeder communications and fault location isolation and service restoration.

Customers may use cellular networks or the Sensus FlexNet communication network for DA applications. “Giving our customers a choice among a FlexNet system, cellular network or a hybrid of the two means we can deliver the most effective solution to cover their service area,” said Myers.

The Sensus FlexNet system is a long-range radio network that provides a scalable and reliable communications infrastructure that enables smart cities. The range of the point-to-multi-point network reduces the number of access points required to capture and transmit data. Public service providers using the FlexNet communication network can support multiple applications that increase operational efficiency and customer engagement. The large inventory of licensed spectrum ensures that customers have the bandwidth required to support future data requirements.

About Sensus
Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers, from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses, do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services.

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