A 'Next Generation' Network
Increased Spectrum and Speed
More Dedicated Channels
Support for IPv6
Increased Security Measures
Learn how utilities can move more data at faster speeds from disparate devices on an IP-enabled network.
Sensus and its electric, water and gas utility customers are proving that an important line of defense against severe weather can be found in a resilient, two-way communication network. Using Sensus FlexNet™ technology, utilities can collect and access real-time data from various smart sensors that provide a critical view of a utility's infrastructure. It's this access to system status before, during and after a storm that helps utilities restore services faster and avoid additional damage.
Watch the "Superstorm Sandy: Lessons Learned" video to learn how our FlexNet system stands up to Mother Nature.
Multiple applications sharing the same channel can often result in interference and increased latency. With more spectrum and higher transmission rates, Sensus can dedicate more distinct channels to specific applications, greatly reducing interference and latency. Utilities can prioritize applications with time-sensitive data requirements such as distribution automation, remote shut off and demand response.Thus it alleviates pressure on the overall network.
The FlexNet system supports true end-to-end IPv6 across all platforms; electric, water, gas and lighting control. IPv6 compatibility transforms the system from a single-application AMI network to a truly interoperable Smart Grid network enabling industry standard addressing and routing protocol to be used between all endpoints and applications.
Sensus is integrating IBM's asymmetric encryption and enhanced key management technologies into its FlexNet™ communications system for electric, gas and water utility smart endpoints, including meters and distribution automation devices. The technology integration includes National Security Agency (NSA) Suite B standards compliant cryptographic logic from IBM in all newer generation devices.