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Robulink AMI System Technology

  1. 1. Robulink Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. 2012
  2. 2. Robulink TechnologyRobulink is the leading supplier of solutions to the targetutilities who want to take advantage of AdvancedMetering Infrastructure (AMI) technologies.RobuNetTM Mesh Network, is independently developed byRobulink Technology and has been used in more than 3.5million electricity meter points of AMR/AMI deployment inChina and in other countries.Robulink also provides open-interface mesh networkenabled RF modules, devices and aggregators to systemintegrators and meter manufacturers.
  3. 3. Our ValueWhy Our Mesh Network Technology & RF Metering Solutions ? Provide our customers with robust, cost-effective and proven intelligent mesh wireless network solutions and metering products, plus our excellent services to: • promote the efficiency of energy and water metering and management • deliver value-added services beyond AMI, including remote disconnect/reconnect, remote pre-payment, line-loss analysis and much more • RobuNet – is the first Mesh Network used for Smart Grid in China since 2006 • Robulink – is the key member to propose PHY & MAC layer standard of China National RF Metering Infrastructure GB/T19982 2.2.2 • Robulink – proposed a local RF network to China State Grid AMI
  4. 4. Self-forming Wireless Mesh Network & AMI Solution - Overview
  5. 5. Self-forming Wireless Mesh Network & AMI Solution - Overview Continued
  6. 6. Walk-by and Drive-by Meter Reading Solution - Overview Walk-by Meter Reading Drive-by Meter ReadingHandheld Data Collector PC Client Data Collector
  7. 7. Robulink AMI Enabled ProductsRobuNet RF Module Performance Indoor/Urban Range up to 450 m Outdoor line-of-sight Range Up to 2 km w/ dipole antenna Up to 4 km w/ high-gain antenna Throughput Data Rate 38,400 bps, up to 100,000 bps Transmit Power Output 100 mW (20 dBm) – 1000mW (30dBm) Receiver Sensitivity > 118 dBm@1200bps, BER0.1% > 113 dBm@9600bps, BER0.1% General Frequency Range 902-928MHz , 868MHz, 433MHz, 2.4GHz, 470-510MHz or customized to your specifications Spread Spectrum Frequency Hopping, Wide band FM modulator Network Topology Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, Mesh Serial Data Interface UART, RS485 Test Standard FCC Part 15.247
  8. 8. Robulink AMI Enabled Products Single Phase Smart MeterMesh Network Features and RF Specification• Reliable RF communication, high success rate of dailyroutine reading.• Self-forming and self-register.• Real time response with central station or handheld unit.• Sufficient data rate – supporting high-data-volume powerusers.• Remote firmware upgrade – optional.• Frequencies: 433MHz band, 470-510MHz, 902-928MHz, or customized.• Type of modulation: GFSK• Frequency Hopping• Data rate: 9.6 kbps~38.4 kbps• RF output power: 17 to 23, and up to 30 dBm• Receiver Sensitivity: > 110dBm @ 9.6kbps & BER0.1%
  9. 9. Robulink AMI Enabled Products Single Phase Smart ANSI MeterHardware features• LCD display• Optical port• Two batteries for RTC and power outage alarm• 120A contactor inside for disconnection andreconnection• RobuNetTM Mesh Network RF module or ZigBeemodule enabledFunctions highlights• Active and reactive energy measurement from Importand export direction• 3 tariffs and 10 time periods (optional)• Voltage can be from 120V to 480V for single phase• Remote and local disconnection and re-connection• Daily frozen function• 200 days of 30 minute interval energy data recorded• Events log and reports• DLMS/COSEM compliance
  10. 10. Robulink AMI Enabled ProductsThree Phase Multi-function AMI Meter-RobuNet mesh radio network & ZigBee enabled-For Australian Utilities, Victoria AMI Spec 1.1Functions highlights• Various Internal Load Ratings.• Integrated 3P Supply Contactor for DC Meters.• Quality of Service, Under and Over Voltage.• Full 4 Quadrant -30 Minute Interval Data.• Tamper Detection Switch on Terminal Cover.• Full Alerting Capability. 100 Events Log.• Battery Backed "Last Gasp Functionality".• ZigBee In-Home Communications Capability.• High Speed Optical and Serial Ports.• Advanced Mesh Radio Modem.• Normal and Emergency Supply Limiting• Multiple Weekday and Weekend Load Plan
  11. 11. Robulink AMI Enabled ProductsSingle Phase Multi-function AMI Meter- RobuNet mesh radio network & ZigBee enabledFunctions highlights• 200 Days of Interval Data, 240V 100A.• Integrated 100A Supply Control Contactor.• Quality of Service, Under and Over Voltage.• Full 4 Quadrant -30 Minute Interval Data.• Tamper Detection Switch on Terminal Cover.• Full Alerting Capability. 100 Events Log.• Battery Backed "Last Gasp Functionality".• ZigBee In-Home Communications Capability.• High Speed Optical and Serial Ports.• Advanced Mesh Radio Modem.• Normal and Emergency Supply Limiting• Multiple Weekday and Weekend Load Plan
  12. 12. Robulink AMI Enabled Products Smart Water MeterMain Features• Cumulative Recording• Interval Recording• Leak Detection• Operational• The “Sleep Time” is remotely settable to: 30s, 1Minute, 5 Minutes,15 Minutes, 30 Minutes, 1 hour.• The pulses per liter is remotely configured.• Water Meter to send Meter Serial number when communicating with the AMI system.• Low battery Alert• Clock Synchronizations supported• A mutually agreed key will be usedHardware• Estimated lifetime in the field: up to 15 years operation, with nobattery change, depending on the settings used.• Output RF Power: 17-20dBm.• Efficient Internal Antenna.• Integrated 900MHz, 433MHz RF module, or customized
  13. 13. Robulink AMI Enabled ProductsWireless Meter Data CollectorIt is a full-featured RobuNetTM Mesh Networkrouting node, and can be connected to anelectricity meter through meter data port.Main Features II MIU• Supports up to 20 meters through RS485 port. 100*40*50(H*W*L)• No on-site settings needed. I MIU 160*112*71(H*W*L)
  14. 14. Robulink AMI Enabled ProductsCWW185-2j AggregatorSupport PSTN/GPRS/Ethernet or other communication method with NMSSupport RobuNetTM Mesh NetworkSample frequency (Measurement function) • Comprehensive Meter Reading with single Meter and 3P Meters. • Automatic Read and Store Total, Tip, Peak, Flat and Valley power consumption data. • Automatic broadcast clock synchronization. • Broadcast power consumption freezing and meter reading • Accurate line loss computation.
  15. 15. RobuNet Solution for HAN Energy Management -Based on ZigBee and Mesh TechnologyHome Area Network (HAN) • Solution Overview – continued
  16. 16. RobuNet Solution for HAN Energy Management -Based on ZigBee and Mesh Technology In Home Display (IHD) for HAN Main Features• Measures power consumption of electricity meter anddevices plug on smart power points in customers’ house.• Monitors the working status of electricity meter andother home appliances or devices. Stand-alone Type• Provides statistical data of monthly, weekly, daily andhourly energy/cost.• Receives messages/notice from Utilities online.
  17. 17. Robulink Solution for General-MarketRobuNet TM Mesh Network Solutions, Mesh RF Modules and ZigBeeModules with open interfaces can be integrated into 3rd party devices andsystems for many different areas.• Smart Metering• Smart Home• Security• Building Automation• Wireless Data Communication• Intelligent Logistics• Intelligent Transportation & Vehicle
  18. 18. Features Highlights of RobuNet Mesh RF Network• Solution for “Last Mile” Legacy Problems• Intelligence – self-forming (ad hoc), self-register of meter/node• Robustness – frequency-hopping, redundant routes, self-healing• Reliability – overall reading success rate ≥99%• Responsiveness – real-time, in seconds between NMS & remote meter• Data rate – local mesh network 38.4K-100Kbps• No on-site setting needed• “Signal Cross Transformer” is no longer a problem• Firmware upgrade through wireless – protect investments of utilities
  19. 19. Value-added Functions and Services – beyond AMI • Remote Disconnect, Arm & Reconnect, Remote Tariff Change • Tamper Detection and Signaling • Remote Prepayment / Debit – removal of IC-card • Line-loss Report, Analysis & Monitoring • Power Loss & Outage Signaling • Load Control by Grouping • Support Interval Meter Data
  20. 20. RF Bands, Certificates and Implementationsú Frequency-hopping sub-1GHz RobuNet mesh network – Multi-country RF bands: North America 902-928MHz ISM Australia 915-928MHz Hong Kong 920-925MHz China 470-510MHz Customized to your specifications – FCC15.247 test report from Intertek Test Lab – Hong Kong 1049 OFTA Cert – China National Regulation Certú 2.4GHz ZigBee extends community area RobuNet to Home Area Network (HAN) – In Home Display (PC dongle or stand-alone) – Smart RF Power Plug (metrology + RF)
  21. 21. RF Bands, Certificates and ImplementationsWe are the key member to propose PHY & MAC layer standard of China National RF Metering Infrastructure GB/T19982 2.2.2
  22. 22. Snapshot – Network Management System
  23. 23. Gateway Server Capability¨ Supports 5000+ Aggregators concurrent connections¨ Supports more than 200 clients connect, gather application & COM+ components client data request.¨ Supports ORACLE (9i, 10i), DB2 or MS SQL Server (2000, 2005) database server as data storage environment¨ Gateway server provides serial port, 3G, GPRS, CDMA, Ethernet
  24. 24. Deployment CasesRobuNet Mesh Radio AMR / AMI in Hong Kong • AMR Project completed in Aug, 2009 • AMI Project completed in Aug, 2011 • Meter data acquire success rate > 99%. Stand-alone Type
  25. 25. Deployment CasesRobuNet Mesh Radio AMR / AMI in Hong Kong• First project (AMR) completed (Aug, 2009) – RF data collectors, aggregator and NMS• Second Project (AMI) completed (Aug, 2011) – 920-925MHz & 2.4GHz dual-band mesh network data collectors connected to 30min interval meters – 2.4GHz ZigBee Home Display Unit (stand-alone product) – GPRS long haul communication and NMS
  26. 26. Deployment Cases RobuNetTM Mesh Radio AMR/AMI in China• Over 3 million meter points covered in 10 provinces• Early deployments running for 7 years• Mesh Radio meters, data-collectors, aggregators, and NMS
  27. 27. Deployment CasesRobuNetTM Mesh Radio AMR/AMI in China• More than AMR: Remote disconnect/re-connect; Remote debit/pre-payment; Residential-industrial mixed areas; High-rise buildings, high-dense, suburb & rural.• Meter Reading Performance: ≥ 99.5% success rate of overall routine reading (exclusive human damage, power outage etc)
  28. 28. Robulink Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.www.robulink.comContact: Miss Jessie JuTel: +86 755 21673756;Fax: +86 755 26780901;Mobile: +86 18688755226;Email: jessie.ju@robulink.com

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