September 4, 2016

Technology

Networks using existing power lines - designed from the ground up for long range, secure, reliable communications based on G3-PLC protocols

Control and monitoring of remote lighting, sensors and devices on existing power lines - without the need to add any new wired or wireless infrastructure

Simple installation

Simple

  • No new wires
  • No wireless setup
  • No installation headaches
  • Auto connecting, auto healing mesh network

 

Secure Communications

SECURE

  • Not connected to the internet
  • No cloud connection needed
  • No third party servers needed
  • Patented cipher stream encryption on top of industry leading 256-bit Elliptic curve cryptographic security

 

Reliable

Reliable

  • G3-PLC has an installed user base of over 50 million metering points and is a field tested technology
  • G3-PLC is a global standard and is the most common power line technology in use
  • Based on the IEEE standard 1901.2 and ITU-T-G.9903 , it is compliant worldwide
  • Designed by a team of engineers with over 30 years of combined design and development experience in the areas of embedded systems and smart grid technologies
  • Power Line Systems network, based on G3-PLC (ITU-T G.9903) architecture, consists of multiple NC1 network nodes and a single network data concentrator- DC1.
  • The network nodes can exist on any of the three phases of the low voltage (80 – 305VAC) side of the power grid.
  • The network automatically installs and is self-healing; there is no field installation necessary other than mounting and wiring of the NC1 node.
  • Each NC1 can be as far as 3 miles out from the nearest NC1 and maintain network connectivity.
  • The data concentrator, DC1, connects to all three phases of the power grid – again on the low voltage side, at a suitable location. This is typically either the substation for the neighborhood or a pole mount medium voltage to low voltage transformer.
  • Each DC1 can support up to 255 network nodes. Each DC1 has the capability to communicate with the central SCADA terminal via secure ethernet, WIFI or LTE /CDMA/GSM cellular network.
  • OFDM based physical layer [ BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK] 

  • CENELEC B Band - compliant with world regulatory bodies

  • IEEE, ITU, IEC/CENELEC standards based 

  • Two layers of forward error correction for robust data communications in harsh power line channels

  • Adaptive tone mapping for optimal bandwidth utilization

  • Channel estimation to select the optimal modulation scheme between neighboring nodes.

  • "Robust" mode to improve communication under noisy channel conditions.

  • IEEE 802.15.4-based MAC layer well suited to low data rates.

  • 6LoWPAN adaptation layer to transmit IPv6 packets over powerline channels.

  • Multi layer encryption : Patented Cipher-Stream encryption on top of 256-bit Elliptic Curve Cryptography

  • Coexistence with older S-FSK (IEC 61334), and broadband IEEE P1901 and ITU G.hn standards.

  • Supports IPv6 to allow Internet-based energy management systems and applications.

  • Mesh routing protocol to determine the best path between remote network nodes