CalAmp, a provider of wireless products, has won a contract for deployment of its Dataradio Integra-TR wireless radio modem for a nationwide Smart Grid network with the Provincial Electric Authority in Bangkok, Thailand. The initial contract is for 5,000 units that are scheduled to be deployed over the next 18 months.
According to CalAmp, the Provincial Electric Authority (PEA) is currently in the process of upgrading its data communications infrastructure with the deployment of a new distribution management system specifically designed to address its operational requirements including distribution network modeling, connectivity and power flow analysis, fault isolation and system restoration, trouble call management and control functions.
These systems will allow PEA to manage the operation of the distribution system in real-time, and provide the tools to optimize the network and improve the quality and the reliability of service, said CalAmp.
Rick Nozel, senior vice president of sales and marketing for wireless networks business at CalAmp, said: The Dataradio Integra-TR overcomes limitations of traditional non-licensed spectrum radios such as limited range or susceptibility to interference and therefore is the ideal solution for critical telemetry communication. Utility customers appreciate the Integra-TR’s quick and easy deployment, the flexibility it offers to adapt its configuration to customer-specific applications, and its outstanding RF performance.