EDMI Builds Tomorrow’s Smart Grid with Sierra Wireless® AirPrime® Embedded Modules

EDMI is a global market leader in innovative energy metering products, smart metering infrastructure and energy management systems. Headquartered in Singapore, the company serves a large and growing customer base in Europe, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and Africa.

Business Challenge

EDMI recognizes the potential of AMI to transform the industry and are extending the company’s leadership to emerging “smart grid” technologies. To accomplish this, however, EDMI must address the demanding requirements of always-on, industrial-grade metering communications. The company believes that cellular connectivity can provide an ideal solution for many deployments.

Sierra Wireless AirPrime Solution

Most recently, the company chose the AirPrime SL6087 EDGE module to support its new Mk7B smart single-phase electronic revenue meter.

EDMI is targeting the Mk7B to serve the global, low-cost and high-volume smart residential meter market. The solution includes an integrated, modular pod-based communication system, with cellular connectivity provided by the AirPrime module. The embedded SIM module combines a compact, ruggedized design with full AMI functionality, as well as an optional ZigBee RF interface to connect a remote display channel. The solution allows EDMI to provide a cost-effective point-to-point wireless connection that can be remotely managed, upgraded and configured over the air, simplifying maintenance in the field.

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