ADD GRUP, now a regular member of G3-PLC™ Alliance

Posted on 22 July 2014

Today, we’re glad to announce that ADD GRUP has become a member of G3-PLC™ Alliance.  A worldwide organization formed in order to support, promote and implement G3-PLC™ in smart grid applications, which gathers key companies from the smart grid ecosystem.

G3-PLC™ was developed to meet the industry's need for a potentially ubiquitous power line communications standard that will enable the smart grid vision. G3-PLC facilitates high-speed, highly-reliable, long-range communication over the existing power line grid. With the ability to cross transformers, infrastructure costs are reduced and with its support of IPv6, G3-PLC will support power line communications into the future.

What is the benefit of having ADDAX solution based on G3-PLC™ technology? The specifics is that G3-PLC co-exists with PRIME and S-FSK IEC 61334-5-1 on a single platform, where the switch between these technologies is done only through firmware change without any need for replacement of meters or data concentrators.

Nowadays, ADD GRUP rapidly increases its influence in this particular sector by having already more than 300 000 smart meters based on PRIME technology deployed, and more than 1 000 000 smart meters based on S-FSK  IEC 61334-5-1, both technologies providing an overwhelming performance of more than 99% for 15 minutes interval data readings. We expect G3-PLC™ to deliver the same or greater performance.

With the current overall interest in G3-PLC™, it is believed that in cooperation with ADD GRUP, even bigger progress can be expected. And who knows may be even tomorrow ADDAX meters based on G3-PLC™ Technology can be in your home area, solving all electricity metering issues.