RALEIGH, NC - August 5, 2010
BT, the leading networked IT services provider, has announced that it is backing long-range radio and the Sensus FlexNet™ AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) system for the UK’s smart metering initiative. After spending 18 months analyzing the various smart metering communications options available, BT has partnered with Arqiva, the UK communications infrastructure and media services company, and intelligence and security company, Detica, to offer a dedicated and secure long-range radio communications solution for Great Britain.
Sensus and Arqiva have a partnership that enables Arqiva to implement a long range radiobased communications platform using the Sensus FlexNet™ system. FlexNet gives utilities a purpose-built smart meter application which operates over dedicated, licensed radio spectrum. Unlike cellular and power line carrier options, long range radio can provide nationwide coverage and dependable reception for all utility types, regardless of the location of smart meters or other infrastructure.
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