Category: <span>Member Press Releases</span>

ADD GRUP obtains PRIME 1.4 certification for its AD11A single-phase smart meter
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ADD GRUP obtains PRIME 1.4 certification for its AD11A single-phase smart meter

ADD Grup obtains PRIME 1.4 certification for its AD11A single-phase smart meter ADD GRUP has recently certified its single-phase smart meter for compliance with PRIME 1.4 specification. The meter is designed on a platform that supports multiple communication technologies, like PRIME 1.4, PRIME 1.3.6, support of potential Hybrid PRIME PLC, awaited at the end of...

PRIME Alliance goes Hybrid – The Global Elites 2022
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PRIME Alliance goes Hybrid – The Global Elites 2022

PRIME Alliance goes Hybrid – The Global Elites 2022 The hybrid solution selected by the PRIME Alliance has been realized by integrating both physical (PHY) layers into a common PHY layer that is used by the same media access control (MAC) layer of the previous versions. A hybrid node can use both physical layers and...

IDC Report Highlights Need for Broadband to Digitalize Power Networks
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IDC Report Highlights Need for Broadband to Digitalize Power Networks

PRIME Alliance announces updates on standards to ease adoption of broadband by utilities at ENLIT 2021 Brussels, December 14, 2021 – PRIME Alliance, (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution), a consortium of utilities and companies collaborating to set up real interoperability telecommunications solutions for smart grids deployment, announced the release of an IDC report which found that broadband will soon...

15 Dec – ZIV Webinar – Time to migrate from PRIME 1.3 to 1.4 network
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15 Dec – ZIV Webinar – Time to migrate from PRIME 1.3 to 1.4 network

Time to migrate from PRIME 1.3 to 1.4 network – ZIV Webinar on December 15 at 12:00 (CET) ZIV (PRIME PAD member) organized a webinar last December 15 to explain what the migration from 1.3 to 1.4 implies: – the key evolutions of version 1.4 of the standard. – the robustness optimization of the physical...

FAQs about powerline communication technology by Renesas – Smart Energy International
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FAQs about powerline communication technology by Renesas – Smart Energy International

FAQs about powerline communication technology by Renesas – Smart Energy International Times might have changed, but the key questions with regard to PLC applications remain the same, writes Christos Aslanidis. Around two decades ago, many discussions were ongoing about whether narrowband powerline communication (PLC) technology was appropriate for dedicated applications, with the primary focus being on...

PRIME gateways are the enablers of the LV communications evolution by ZIV – Smart Energy International
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PRIME gateways are the enablers of the LV communications evolution by ZIV – Smart Energy International

PRIME gateways are the enablers of the LV communications evolution by ZIV – Smart Energy International Galder Vizcaya highlights some of the important roles of gateways: PRIME 1.4 gateways are devices that have PRIME PLC communication interfaces, ethernet and cellular interfaces, with the capabilities to redirect traffic from one to another. Galder explains that the...

A stitch in time saves nine by Arkossa – Smart Energy International
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A stitch in time saves nine by Arkossa – Smart Energy International

A stitch in time saves nine by Arkossa – Smart Energy International Arkossa has broad, hands-on field experience with smart meter deployments and an in-depth understanding of the practicalities of deploying, optimising, maintaining, and operating powerline communications networks. Arkossa offers a unique value for providing customized services and solutions to satisfy the needs of our...

ZIV delivers 550,000 smart meters for Saudi Arabia’s smart grid deployment
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ZIV delivers 550,000 smart meters for Saudi Arabia’s smart grid deployment

ZIV Automation and its parent company Alfanar have delivered some 550,000 smart meters for Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)’s smart grid deployment. The smart meters were manufactured locally through the group’s EPC company Alfanar Construction. In addition to the smart meters, ZIV Automation also provided a dual communication technology, PLC-PRIME 1.4 FCC and NB-IoT system. The...

Towards A Truly Smart Grid – The case for Boardband over Power Line
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Towards A Truly Smart Grid – The case for Boardband over Power Line

Prime Alliance, within the activity of its BPL Task Force, commisioned IDC to ellaborate a survey with utilities and vendors to check directly the present and future use of BPL. The results are briefed in this Summary and shows a clear positive attitude to use this technology as an important contribution to the power networks...

Advanced Metering Infrastructure 2021 – Standardisation Panel
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Advanced Metering Infrastructure 2021 – Standardisation Panel

Advanced Metering Infrastructure 2021 – Standardisation panel On February 24, 2021, PRIME Technical WG Chairman, Iñigo Berganza Valmala, participated in the Standardisation Panel and in a live Q&A session at the Advanced Metering Infrastructure 2021 on behalf of PRIME Alliance. During the panel, Mr Berganza Valmala presented how PRIME Alliance is committed to drive Standards...

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