CyanConnode has signed a $3,2 million deal with Larsen & Toubro for the provision of a narrowband radio mesh network.
The IPv6 communications technology will be installed to enable data telemetry within an advanced metering system to be deployed by Madhya Pradesh Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company (MPWZ).
MPWZ provides services more than three million in Indore and Ujjain.
The IoT network canopy will be integrated with Larsen & Toubro's (L&T) IS 16444 smart meters set for delivery by the end of 2018 and for rollout over a period of two years.
Integration of the the two solutions will enable with L&T’s IS 16444 smart meters to comply with Bureau of Indian Standards meter protocol.
The network canopy will cover 15 zones of the Indore circle and will provide connectivity to up to 250,000 devices.
The smart metering system will enable MPWZ to remotely monitor and control energy usage to reduce distribution losses.
The standards-based narrowband mesh technology supports build-as-you-go networks hence it will allow the utility to implement its smart meter programme in phases.
CyanConnode will provide Larsen & Toubro with hardware, services and head end software licences to build, operate and maintain the communications network.
The software will be charged on a per meter per year basis with an annual maintenance contract, delivering a recurring revenue stream over the initial five-year contract term.
Larsen & Toubro has previously supplied 25,100 smart meter units across India.
This is the second order for CyanConnode’s new Omnimesh Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution in India.