Category: <span>PRIME Newsletters</span>

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...

Presenting PRIME Alliance | Webinar Ibero-America 2021
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Presenting PRIME Alliance | Webinar Ibero-America 2021

PRIME ALLIANCE organizes a webinar, especially aimed at Ibero-American electricity companies, which will reflect on the essential role of telecommunications in the energy transition. Electricity companies are essential agents in the energy transition necessary to contribute to the decarbonisation of energy. On the other hand, digitization is a process that affects all economic activities, also...

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...