Tantalus Systems Corp. designs and manufactures two-way real-time data communications networks to monitor and control energy and water utilities. The company has announced that it is now able to support a variety of single phase and polyphase electricity meters, both electromechanical and electronic.

The Tantalus Utility Network (TUNet®) is a multi-purpose communications backbone, and has now been extended to include both solid state and electromechanical meters. The TUNet wireless meter module fits seamlessly under-the-glass of new and existing commercial and residential meters. The two-way connection between the meter and the utility enables the utility to collect meter reads, monitor voltage, and detect power outages and restorals in real time. Utilities can add new services and introduce smart metering initiatives such as demand response programmes and time of use billing.