October 5, 2011 - Landis+Gyr, ice.net and Xemex launch a joint communication offering to the Nordic markets based on the radio technology Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 450. The solution will be showcased at Metering Europe 2011 in Amsterdam from 4-6 October 2011before being launched in the Nordic market t cover rural, coastal and mountainous areas in addition to the urban metropolis of the region’s cities.
 
In July 2011, the Norwegian government passed legislation that Norway must complete the mandatory rollout of smart meters by January 1st, 2017. As a result, utilities are currently facing the complicated task of identifying installation, logistics, and technologies that will fulfil the smart metering requirements. The new solution helps network companies communicate with their smart metering network regardless of the meter’s physical location.

CDMA450 is a radio technology based on the global CDMA standard for mobile communication and is currently in use by 575 million end-users worldwide.  The technology works on the 450 MHz spectrum and provides very high and reliable indoor coverage, as well as a more advanced encryption capacity than GPRS. ice.net is the operator of the CDMA450 network in Norway, Sweden and Denmark and has set up a dedicated offering for utility machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.

 To date, Xemex has delivered its CDMA450 communication modules in several countries worldwide and has proven and tested its technology alongside telecom operators and meter vendors.

 Gerard van der Hoeven CEO at Xemex says, “We are proud to announce this cooperation with leading players such as Landis+Gyr and ice.net. Our experience gained in other countries shows that this is a future-proof, cost-effective and reliable communication technology for smart grids. Xemex’ proven gateways add the local AMI application, flexibility and privacy and security to complete the package.”

Demonstration at Metering Europe 2011

Together, the three parties will demonstrate the new technology at Metering Europe 2011, held between 4th and 6th October in Amsterdam. Visit Xemex (booth C02) at the event for more information and to see a live demonstration. Further information is available at respective public relations officers and company websites.