Technology has transformed our way of life, but our electric grids — which we entrust with keeping power flowing to our homes, schools, workplaces, and hospitals — haven’t been modernized at the same pace. RPMA Networks helps to modernize the aging infrastructure and to better serve citizens’ energy needs. RPMA’s industry grade security and reliable two-way communication capabilities allow the grid to meet growing energy demands, decrease blackouts, easily regulate electricity bills and to proactively maintain the electrical infrastructure.
Smart meters benefit the customers through real-time notifications of outage and restoration, energy usage information and offering the selection of dynamic time-based pricing. Through RPMA technology we avoid the need to deploy costly concentrators in low-density rural areas. Utilities can rely on our technologies to efficiently analyze customers’ data. Enhanced analytics capabilities allow companies to anticipate grid issues, launch predictive maintenance programs, reduce downtime (and associated brand impact) and financial costs. We help utility companies to place themselves at the forefront of the Smart Home and Smart Building revolution, increasing customer acquisition and retention rates alike. The network, exclusively designed for M2M communication, provide valuable information to both utilities and their customers, offering load curve optimization and smart thermostat commands. Customers will be able to better track their own consumption and avoid contract defaults through budget-oriented consumption contracts. RPMA technology has the range needed to connect large systems without complex mesh network hardware. RPMA also offers a low-latency option so that normal multi-tenant networking can be temporarily (or permanently) suspended to transmit priority messages quickly. Municipalities, electric utilities, and co-ops can deploy the RPMA Low Latency Network where demand requires it The additional capacity on the network will allow secondary uses for metering and general M2M networking use.
Use Case: A company wants to deploy tens of thousands of Smart Grid meters. By connecting each grid with RPMA, with a new smart meter or a reader that works with all existing meters, companies can remotely manage, measure, and operate all of their meters at a low cost.