Brussels | August 19, 2020
PRIME Alliance is pleased to announce the release of its PRIME+ Interoperability Platform. PRIME+ is based on a well-defined DLMS/COSEM Companion Specification with a broad scope covering a wide range of applications and use cases to suit utilities’ needs around the world.
PRIME Alliance encourages all its members to join the PRIME+ initiative through implementation of PRIME+ (that completes the existing PRIME v1.4 standard with the new PRIME-endorsed DLMS/COSEM Companion Specification to form a complete, full-stack solution) in their Smart Meters, Data Concentrators & Head-End systems through product certification at any of two world-leading Test Laboratories (i.e. DNV-GL and TECNALIA).
The PRIME+ initiative represents a significant advancement for utilities around the world since it offers a comprehensive interoperability platform which is tested and proven, together with a list of vendors which are in compliance with PRIME+ and certified for interoperability by leading Laboratories to ensure a smooth mass rollout of Smart Metering projects.
About PRIME Alliance
PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) Alliance AISBL was created in 2009 to define an open and future-proofed communications PLC-based infrastructure to support large scale smart metering and other smart grid deployments. The PRIME Alliance has attracted key industry players, including Sponsoring Members El Sewedy, ZIV, Renesas and Corinex. The goal of the Alliance is to provide a framework in which the smart metering and smart grid industry have access to open detailed technical specifications in order to develop fully interoperable solutions, allowing multiple vendors to be operational within the same distribution network in one common system architecture. Detailed technical specs include Physical PHY layer and Medium Access Control MAC layer specifications.
The PRIME Alliance provides a forum for the definition, maintenance and support of an open and comprehensive standard for narrowband power line for Smart Grid products and services. The mission of the Alliance is to accelerate the demand for products and services based on this worldwide standard and promote the broad adoption and use of the specification while certifying multi-vendor interoperability and compatibility with the global standard. The Alliance is open to all potential partners who agree to actively support and promote an open and public specification for the benefit of the end-user and all industry stakeholders. Visit www.prime-alliance.org for more information or to join the Alliance.