Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent Introduces Smart Metering Solution

Alcatel-Lucent introduced a smart metering solution targeted at the utility market. The solution will make it possible for utilities to provide consumers with detailed, near real-time information about their personal energy consumption.

As a part of the solution, Alcatel-Lucent is delivering a real-time data processing system based on its Open Service Platform (OSP), offering meter reading, meter management, infrastructure and data management. Alcatel-Lucent's OSP is widely deployed by hundreds of telecommunications operators. The solution is scalable and field proven in gathering call data on hundreds of millions of telephone calls. The smart metering release of the OSP adapts the system to the requirements of the utility providers, counting kilowatt hours or gallons per minute instead of call minutes.

Alcatel-Lucent said its solution is not limited to monitoring only electrical energy and can be adapted to intelligently monitor any electronic meter, including water and gas meters.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com