In yet another pioneering technology initiative, Fluentgrid is implementing its Unified Head End System (UHES) over NB-IoT communication network for India’s premier private utility Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL). This would go a long way in positioning NB-IoT as one of the scalable alternatives to support India’s ambitious 250 million smart meter rollout program.
Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard that lowers communication cost, has longer battery life, and higher connection density. By implementing the first large scale NB-IoT based smart metering solution in India, Fluentgrid continues to stay ahead of the innovation curve and play a decisive role in the vibrant Indian smart metering landscape.
Fluentgrid UHES is a meter make agnostic, communication technology agnostic, independent, unified, secure, scalable and interoperable meter data collection system, which ensures data collection and remote configuration of meters, non-meter devices and sensors across a distribution utility.
Fluentgrid UHES provides out of the box provision to configure and collect large volumes of data from various makes of meters, sensors and field devices with ease. It ensures two-way communication between meters, gateways and DCUs supporting standard protocols such as DLMS, EURIDIS, MODBUS, IEC1107, and PACT via multiple communication channels such as RF, Optical RS232/485, PLC, GSM, GPRS, NB-IOT and Ethernet.
- First to roll-out IPV6 based UHES
- First to roll out smart meter based pre-paid metering
- First to executive a complete end-to-end smart grid suite in a smart grid pilot
- First to enable AMI for 100% consumers of a utility
- First to conceptualize the idea of Smart Metering Operations Centre (SMOC) solution and bring it to market
Fluentgrid Unified Head End System (UHES)