What is Smart Metering?
A Smart Metering lies in the use of electronic devices that measure and record the consumption of:
- other resources in real time.
Smart meters communicate this information to the utility provider and the consumer, allowing for more accurate billing, better management of energy demand and supply, and greater awareness of energy/water usage patterns. Smart meters also enable two-way communication between the utility and the consumer, which can help with outage detection, load control, and pricing plans.
How Do TEKTELIC Smart Metering Solutions Work?
TEKTELIC smart building sensors gather data about the environment (CO2, occupancy, lighting, air quality, etc.). After that, the data is transmitted to the LoRaWAN® gateway and it forwards packets to the network server, which sends it to the application or E-Ink display, where users can visualize, analyze, and interpret data.
TEKTELIC LoRaWAN® gateways collect data from smart meters placed in maintenance rooms or around the city. Our LoRaWAN® gateways receive data, decrypt it, and transfer it to the network server. The network server, in turn, distributes the data to the application server and converts commands from applications to signals for field sensors. Software applications can then display data on stationary and mobile devices, where end-users can visualize all the measurements and reports.
Our extensive gateway portfolio features both indoor and outdoor units with long-range coverage and deep penetration capabilities. Besides, TEKTELIC gateways are very compact and support plug-n-play installation, which allows deploying them with minimal technical knowledge. Our gateways are also extremely long-lasting and by deploying them, you can be sure that they will serve you for many years.
If you are looking for a reliable and versatile solution for Smart Metering, TEKTELIC offers reliable gateways based on the LoRaWAN® network. We offer the largest selection of LoRaWAN® gateways in the market, suitable for any size and type of deployment (building-wide, citywide, or nationwide):
- KONA Photon - Solar LoRaWAN® Gateway for Autonomous Remote Deployments
- KONA Enterprise - Highly Optimized Cost-Effective Gateway for Enterprise Deployments
- KONA Macro - Scalable LoRaWAN® Gateway for Outdoor Deployments
- KONA Mega - Gateway for operators and enterprises that require a fully-featured outdoor Gateway
- KONA Mega Ex - Scalable Zone 2/ATEX Rated LoRaWAN® Gateway for Extreme Outdoor Deployments
Our outdoor gateways are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, lightning strikes, and unwanted interference from other networks, which can be expected during smart metering in urbanized areas.
Plus, with a coverage range of up to 15 km (9.32 mi), you can connect thousands of sensors to a single gateway and collect data from every corner of your city.
TEKTELIC already has many successful cases with Smart Metering enabling both indoors and outdoors gateways. TEKTELIC has successfully implemented gateways to support smart metering in:
- Czech Republic: learn more
- Austria: learn more
- Switzerland: learn more
- Norway: learn more
- different cities in North America.
Also, we use LoRaWAN® network technology as a primary connectivity method, which is an advantage for utility companies and city management as it allows them to decrease utility costs with minimal investment in hardware (due to long-range coverage) and the network itself (it operates license-free).
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