PRIME for 8th Series ADDAX Meters – One Step Forward

Posted on 15 May 2017

ADD Grup is pleased to announce that its smart meters of the 8th Series have successfully passed certification for compliance with PRIME v 1.3.6 by Tecnalia (Spain) on the 2 of May 2017.

For ADD Grup it is another opportunity to showcase superiority over other types of technologies applicable at the moment. Due to company’s purposefulness and desire to be ahead of the world in its’ innovations the developments are always well-thought out and tested in accordance with the globally established standards.

PRIME technology introduces an acknowledged and accessible telecommunications structure which encourages current and contemporary AMI capabilities. The target of PRIME is to produce a complete assortment of international principles which will allow for full interoperability among equipment and systems from different providers.

Having received the Certificate from Spanish TECNALIA, who have more than 1.500 expects in the research field and particularly 230 people in the Energy Unit that is deeply devoted to studies in the energy sector, makes ADD Grup both proud and eager to go on with its progresses.

ADDAX meters based on PRIME have already gained recognition and appraisal in Poland, Latvia and Bulgaria where this instrument has shown impeccable result against rival technologies.

The new generation of smart meters designed by ADD Grup has a wider functionality which combines both measuring and communication parts. With the help of STCOMET platform, a device that integrates a PLC modem, metrology functions and high-performance application core.

The PLC modem architecture has been designed to target compliant PLC applications. Together with the application core, it enables the STCOMET to support PRIME and other narrow band PLC protocol specifications. The metrology sub-system is suitable for various metering applications. ADD Grup has also worked out an opportunity to switch from one technology to another (from PRIME 1.3.6 version onto 1.4 and to G3-PLC).

The new functions were mastered on the following models of smart meters: AD11B, AD13B, AD13A, which are: 1-phase meter, 3-phase meter with direct connection and 3-phase meter transformer connection. 

The news about the certification ADD Grup has undergone through was highly appraised by ADD Grup’s partners who are interested in trying out the new technology and benefits from all the functionalities it grants. It is the beginning of a new chapter that will help to make the world energy market better.