A smarter grid begins with our open architecture platforms
Gridstream combines best-fit network technology with an open architecture for connecting the system and data applications that put information to work for utilities.
State-of-the art system architecture provides unrivaled scalability and flexibility. This enables utilities to implement the technology and applications that meet their unique business needs.
User-friendly data management applications ensure you get the right data quality, in the right format and at the right time. They provide the automated meter data and process management that gives you seamless information flows.
Whether there are one thousand or one million metering points to be handled, Gridstream offers a variety of solutions to cost-effectively deliver results. The unparalleled interoperability and flexibility in responding to changing industry standards, systems and technologies, ensure a future proof solution.
Our system architecture offers a fully scalable advanced metering solution that can have one or more communication technologies, depending on the energy company’s needs and circumstances. The modular structure allows optimization of the system, enabling required data to be gathered from each end-customer segment as cost-efficiently as possible. Multiple communication servers can be connected, optimizing performance. It all makes the system extremely adaptable to different environments and requirements.
Our integration adapter enables real-time, automated data transfer, in the right format, between the Gridstream platform and external information management systems. Using universal standards such as XML and Web Services, it acts as a common point through which all process information can flow. It therefore improves efficiency, eliminates overlaps in system maintenance and reduces manual work.
Building a smart grid
Smart grid functionality creates awareness of network status by identifying at which metering points power outages and voltage changes have occurred. This information can be used to increase efficiency by optimizing electricity network capacity. This functionality contributes toward the development of a smart grid.
Specialized software tools
Specialized software tools enable the easy validation of incoming metering data and the processing of profile and tariff calculations. Metering points can also be remotely configured to automatically report any internal and external alarms detected.
There are tools for meter park management that automate meter installation and system set-up. In addition, the tools for utility customer services provide personnel with online access to the latest metering data as well as the control of various processes.