G3-PLC certification for the AM550 smart meter platform was awarded to Iskraemeco end of February by an independant testing facility. G3-PLC is a mature PLC technology based on up-to-date modulation techniques and higher layer protocols such as IPv6 and 6LoWPAN. Smart metering roll-outs based on this cost-effective communication technology are already on their way across Europe.
Certification testing for the smart AM550 meters was implemented by Laboratoire des Applications Numériques, an independent testing facility in France. The laboratory has been selected by the G3-PLC Alliance to run certification programs for G3-PLC technology.
G3-PLC Certification Program includes conformance, interoperability and performance testing. The AM550 conforms to the G3-PLC specifications, is interoperable with various G3-PLC certified devices and exceeds required levels of PLC performance.20
G3-PLC is a stable and reliable technology that uses existing power lines to transfer metering data in a fast and cost-efficient way. The technology is also highly resistant to disturbances and easily adaptable to variable network conditions. Since it uses existing electricity networks for communication, operation and installation costs are extremely low.