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ADDAX meters and Data Concentrators to be based on a Universal Hardware Platform

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 25 of July 2013 — ADD GRUP is pleased to announce the release of a Universal Hardware Platform of ADDAX meters and Data Concentrators which will support remote switching between PLC technologies/modulations thus making it easier to implement new projects, support the existing roll-outs and streamline the production process.

Part I: Common platform enables Remote Switching between PLC Modulations
In ADDAX IMS the connection between the meter and the concentrator is realized through Power Line Communications, implemented through one of three modulations: FSK, S-FSK IEC-61334 and OFDM PRIME. The first versions of ADDAX used FSK modulation, later ones were based on S-FSK (DLMS compliant) and recently OFDM PRIME has been implemented.
Until recently a specific ADDAX concentrator, and the corresponding meter, were designed to work on one PLC modulation only: either FSK, S-FSK or OFDM. The choice was made together with the client, depending on the grid topology, reading frequency, need for interoperability, etc.
As the new ADDAX Meters and Concentrator will be based on Universal platform, the operator of the AMI system can easily switch between the different regimes (FSK, S-FSK or OFDM), to adjust to changing environment and optimize the data transmission. The shift in the modulation is a matter of remote configuration and does not require any change in hardware, nor the presence of field personnel.
Part II: The Universal Platform is set to streamline the manufacturing process of ADD GRUP and its licensees
The implementation of the Unified platform will streamline the manufacturing and further simplify the choice of the model and the execution of the order.
The Universal Platform with all the existent functionality will be embedded in fewer meter models thus simplifying the business processes of acquisitions and will enable economies of scale.
For interested License manufacturers, the new ADDAX equipment on a Common Platform is the solution to be chosen.
About ADDAX IMS: ADD GRUP’s primary product ADDAX IMS is a turnkey solution, which includes high accuracy metering equipment, a reliable communication network based on open standards and a set of software solutions, offering full control over the system.
ADD GRUP has developed ADDAX – a suite of hardware and software solution for Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Since 1998, ADD GRUP and its partners have manufactured more than 3.2 Million Smart meters based on ADDAX technology. Major projects were implemented in: Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland, Brazil, South Africa. ADD GRUP offers interoperable solutions based on latest industry standards: PRIME, DLMS/COSEM. Having open/interoperable solutions, our clients can optimize the rollout of smart meters. For detailed information about ADD GRUP please visit www.addgrup.com .
For additional information, please contact Nicolae Tarlapan, marketing department of ADD GRUP, email: nicolae.tarlapan@addgrup.com, tel: +373 22 930012, cell: +373 68283444
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