CellReader® Digital AMI Cellular Solution

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CellReader  is one example of the Trilliant’s M2M Smart Metering System, which provides Machine-to-Machine (M2M) smart metering communication capabilities using cellular/mobile networks.  Purpose-built for Smart Meter deployments, the Smart Metering M2M system is secure, scalable and flexible.

The CellReader solution is a network interface card (NIC) that is installed under-the-glass of solid-state C&I electric meters providing two-way communications over public cellular networks.

Since 2003, Trilliant has been the leading provider of digital cellular communication products for AMI and Smart Grid remote data applications.  The CellReader products are a system-wide complement to Trilliant’s industry-leading wireless SecureMesh products offering customers a broad selection of Smart Grid communications technology.

 “Our partnership with Trilliant creates another flexible communication option for customers like CDEEE and demonstrates the benefits of interoperability.”

Lou Gust, 
SVP, Channel Businesses, Itron

CellReader module for GE kV2EPS meter

Trilliant’s CellReader products are compatible with the following C&I meters:

  • GE’s kV2 EPS meter
  • Itron’s SENTINEL meter

CellReader products are certified and in operation on most North American CDMA/1xRTT networksas well as international UMTS/HSPA networks.  The CellReader communication modules are truly plug-n-play, employing the ANSI C12 open standards to support remote data access to the C12.19 data tables within the meter through the TCP/IP connectivity provided by the cellular network.  The CellReader module supports all three levels of the meter’s ANSI password security in addition to the security provided by use of the WAN Access Control List.

With a CellReader module, a utility can use existing operational assets such as Itron’s MV-90xi or Trilliant’s Unity Suite Head-End Software without requiring any additional software, as well as native meter tools such as:

  • Itron PC Pro+ Advanced

    CellReader module for Itron SENTINEL® meter

  • GE MeterMate

CellReader-equipped meters can be used to create a new AMI deployment of C&I meters, extend the coverage of existing mesh AMI or Smart Grid networks to unreachable C&I meters, conduct specific load research projects, or to replace meters previously supported over analog cellular services or telephone lines.  Easy to install, with no external power supply or batteries, CellReader modules provide a cost-effective way to remotely access load profile, register and diagnostic meter data.

CellReader modules can be easily retrofitted into your existing meter inventory, or fully integrated CellReader-equipped meters can be ordered direct from the meter manufacturers.

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