CyanConnode Launches Cellular Metering Products
CyanConnode Holdings plc, a world leader in Narrowband Radio Frequency (RF) Smart Mesh Networks, is pleased to announce the release of new products that provide Cellular capability to its Omnimesh platform.
Omnimesh is an open standards platform and it is currently being applied to the future-proofing of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communications for Utilities. Omnimesh has offered market-leading RF Mesh Networks since its launch in June 2018. The expansion of the Omnimesh range of products with Cellular capability will both complement RF Mesh connectivity and further increase the functions of the communication solution to meet market demands.
The new Omnimesh Cellular products deliver secure end-to-end communication across both public and private carrier networks. To meet a range of market requirements, the products are available in all cellular regions and bands, and support all the 2G, 3G, 4G, and emerging 5G standards, including NB-IoT and Cat-M1 IoT Cellular technologies.
Omnimesh Dual SIM Cellular Network Interface Card
The new Omnimesh Dual SIM Cellular Network Interface Card (CNIC) delivers point-to-point Cellular connectivity and automatically selects the best available Cellular network. The CNIC has been designed to be installed into a standard smart meter so that Utilities can optimise their AMI deployments by choosing the right mix of RF Mesh and Cellular connectivity for their deployment environments and AMI requirements. A single Omnimesh Head End Server (HES) can simultaneously manage both CNIC and RF Mesh enabled smart meters. This approach offers a cost-effective solution that enables Utilities to collect meter data and control meters seamlessly through the integration of a single Omnimesh HES into a Meter Data Management System (MDMS).
Omnimesh Integrated Gateway with Cellular and RF Mesh Capability
The new Omnimesh Integrated Gateway (IGW) supports both Cellular and RF Mesh connectivity and acts as a gateway to the Omnimesh HES for a local population of smart meters. The IGW has been designed to be installed into a standard smart meter which has several advantages, including: strengthened tamper-proofing, ease of integration, increased deployment efficiency, reduced total cost of ownership, and improved network coverage and resilience.
Allan Baig, Vice President Engineering & Operations at CyanConnode, commented:
“We are pleased to announce this expansion to the Omnimesh range of products, providing new deployment options and technologies that satisfy the evolving market requirements in the territories in which CyanConnode operates.
“Omnimesh continues to provide competitive solutions that perform effectively in all smart metering environments and markets, delivering measurable value to customers and helping CyanConnode to maintain its leadership position in its target markets.”