Telit to support GB SMIP smart metering infrastructure project

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Telit, a provider of technology to support Internet of Things (IoT), has been selected as one of the technology providers for GB SMIP, Great Britain’s ambitious £11.3bn Smart Metering infrastructure project.

The six-year supply commitment is valued at approximately US$220 million.

Telit IoT cellular modules will be used to power a portion of the nearly 30 million “comms” hubs bridging ZigBee data communication between the smart meters and either RF or cellular networks.

Telit-equipped cellular comms hubs will use a specially developed UE910 UMTS/HSPA module delivering the 3G backhaul communication, leveraging the company’s extensive experience in the energy market, the company said.

Organized and run by the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), the GB SMIP proposes to install smart meters in homes and businesses across the UK canvassing the vast majority of gas and electricity utility customers by 2020.

The system will monitor consumption and provide information to help consumers and businesses use energy more efficiently.

The agency also expects SMIP to deliver a number of direct benefits to consumers including end to estimated billing, better support for microgeneration and exported energy billing, savings from better access to energy tariff price information, more reliable next-day switching and opportunity for new smart consumer products and services.

Yosi Fait, president and finance director, Telit, said, ”Telit has invested solidly in the special SMIP UE910 project as well as the manufacturing and logistics framework necessary to fulfill integration and rollout requirements from government as well as the various vendors involved in the project.”

Rajani Baburajan

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