Verizon Wireless and solutions deliverer Trilliant announced today that Trilliant’s next-generation CellReader, the leading cellular wireless Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution for Commercial and Industrial Utility metering, has been certified as compatible with the Verizon Wireless network.
With utilities under pressure to implement a variety of real-time-pricing and demand management programs in order to reduce electricity consumption and technical losses, the CellReader “under-the-glass” communications module combined with the reliability of the Verizon Wireless network gives utilities an easy-to-deploy two-way AMI solution that allows scheduled and on-demand access to all meter data. CellReader modules can easily be retrofitted into existing meters, or fully integrated CellReader-equipped meters can be ordered direct from the meter manufacturer.
“Trilliant’s certification underscores our commitment to developing the Smart Grid for the utility market,” said Mike Brander, vice president, Utility and Industrial Vertical Markets, Verizon Wireless. “Our Machine to Machine (M2M) rate plans and management tools, combined with Trilliant’s CellReader, will enable our joint utility customers to effectively manage large-scale Advanced Metering Infrastructure deployments for the commercial and industrial markets.”