- 44Mbps physical connection bandwidth
- 10/100 Ethernet x2
- RS485/RS232 interface (optional)
- AC power: 90-250VAC, 50/60Hz
- 802.1D bridging protocol
- Up to 1024 MACs table size
- DES and 3DES encryption
- 802.1P traffic priority classification
- Power mask management
- SNMP v1/v2.0 (Simple Network Management Protocol) and Web GUl support
- Up to 1536 carriers for better noise immunity
- IP67 rugged flexible design for high level of protection against dust and water
- Dimension: 270 x 250 x 78 mm
- Unit Net Weight: 2.3 kg
- Temperature range: -40℃~60℃ (included solar load)
- IP-Class: IP67
- Humidity: Max. 95% (non-condensing)
Significant Cost Saving
The initial cost of implementation of Billion Broadband PLC L as the AMI communication network technology may be higher compared with narrow-band based PLC or other wireless technologies. However, high bandwidth and innovative functionalities of broadband PLC add significant cost savings to the maintenance of AMI and implementation of future smart grid applications. Broadband PLC also provides a cost-effective alternative solution for last mile broadband access to home and office buildings.
Ease of Central Control and Remote Management
Bi-directional broadband bandwidth offered by broadband PLC supports wide range applications such as real-time monitoring, video surveillance, SCADA, tele-protection and other consumer services, which all aim at improving customer satisfaction. Ease of central control and remote management
The system supports standard–based SNMP network management protocol that reduces maintenance cost tremendously.
Like allIP based systems, there are many potential threats and vulnerabilities within an AMI system. Utilities are now moving from a world of offline meters to a network of smart meters communicating on a 7x24 basis. Security measurement is an important task in the planning of AMI. PLC provides
enhanced security by leveraging standard based DES/3DES encryption to ensure the protection of consumer data and AMI infrastructure.
Economical and Flexible Solutions for Low-Density Rural Areas
In most rural areas, cellular signals are not readily available as wireless coverage is much less. Narrowband PLC system provides an economical AMR solution but often lacks the real-time communication capability and critical reliability; it takes longer to collect data and failure rates are higher. Infrastructures built with broadband PLC technology can solve many of the issues described above and provide economical and flexible solutions for data collecting for low-density rural communities.