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Sagemcom Unit Lands Smart Grid Deal

Sagemcom subsidiary will provide 36,000 communication gateways for smart-grid pilot in Belgium

November 22, 2011

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HAMBURG -- Dr. Neuhaus Telekommunikation GmbH has been selected by EANDIS and INFRAX to provide smart communication gateways for a Smart Metering pilot project in the region of Flanders, Belgium. The communication gateways will enable automated two-way communication between central systems and electricity- and gas meters from multiple vendors. The pilot project is scheduled to roll out approx. 36.000 smart communication gateways in 2012.

EANDIS and INFRAX are Flemish distribution grid operators. EANDIS operates about 2.5 million electricity metering points and 1.5 million metering points for gas; INFRAX operates about 700.000 metering points for electricity and 280.000 metering points for gas.

Both companies have been engaged in Smart Metering projects since early 2009. The pilot project is a next step towards the goal of a large scale roll out of Smart Metering services to their customers. The communication gateways to be developed and manufactured by Dr. Neuhaus will enable EANDIS and INFRAX to set up wide-area communication via power line (PLC), DSL/LAN networks and mobile networks (GPRS). The architecture will merge proven technology and components, as deployed e.g. in Dr. Neuhaus MUC-Controller, with new concepts developed by EANDIS such as filtering and "multiple gateways" for PLC-communication.

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