Real-time Internet metering just became very economical with IP Link, a new wireless to Internet gateway offered by AES-IntelliNet.
Real-time Internet metering just became very economical with IP Link, a new wireless to Internet gateway offered by AES-IntelliNet. IP Link picks up two-way wireless data from electric, gas, and water meters and devices and converts wireless data to TCP/IP for distribution over the Internet. The system operates at a fraction of the cost of telephone, cellular, paging, or CAT-5 wired systems.
Real-time interval data on the Internet facilitates conservation, aggregation, peak shifting and TOU pricing. Energy managers can monitor their electric, gas or water consumption every 15 minutes on their own web site and make changes to limit consumption or shift use off-peak. Built-in algorithms launch wireless messages predicting peaks and providing information needed to curtail demand.
IP Links can be deployed in any city or metro area. Typically in a hospital or mall, an IP Link will be installed in a server room or telecom closet and automatically configure wireless communications to every meter. This saves installation time at both the meter and Internet. An IP Link can concentrate 900 meters on one Ethernet or DSL connection. IP Link will read clusters of meters up to 15 miles from the IP Link using the AES-IntelliNet wireless routers at each meter site.
Real time Interval data is available as a service. Where meters are clustered within a few miles, IP Link will post interval data on your web site every 15 minutes (96 times a day). Details at www.internet-metering.net
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