EIG’s Shark® 270 Revenue Meter Offers 4G Cellular Modem
Westbury, NY (Thursday, May 23, 2019) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of an underglass cellular modem for its Shark® 270 0.1% Class accuracy revenue meter. The 4GLTE cellular wireless option adds 4G LTE™ Verizon-certified communication to the Shark® 270 socket form revenue meter’s standard RS485 and Optical port and optional Ethernet communication. This cost-effective solution may supplement or replace costly AMI infrastructure.
The 4GLTE cellular modem can be used both for remotely collecting data and for programming the meter remotely, including performing meter firmware updates. The 4GLTE can be commissioned independently or through EIG for easy installation. It offers secure communication using a virtual private network infrastructure. Using the 4GLTE a customer can collect metering data and power quality waveforms from the same connection, wirelessly.