Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream Network Node Receives Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 Certification
Standard represents a milestone for interoperable utility IoT networks
ATLANTA, GA. – Feb. 4, 2019 – Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW) announced successful certification of its Gridstream® Connect network node to the Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 standard for field area networks.
“This is an important next step for interoperability and encourages development of smart infrastructure components utilities can use to extend the value of their field networks,” said Gary High, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Landis+Gyr. “Our customers are already realizing the benefits of deploying best-fit technology in their networks and we have designed our Gridstream Connect platform to provide flexible networking and device integration from the edge of the grid to the back office.”
Field area networks provide coverage for communicating utility assets such as smart meters, sensors and automation devices. With a growing market for grid-edge applications, the use of common standards for FAN connectivity broadens the options available and will help speed development of new devices.
Wi-SUN’s FAN Certification Program provides compliance testing of network components and devices to a communications profile developed from applicable open standards and certifies the product’s ability to interoperate.
Gridstream Connect links intelligent devices with flexible communication options for a variety of functions ranging from advanced metering and distribution automation to consumer engagement and street light management. The certified network node is built to reside on a variety of intelligent grid-edge devices capable of running applications for smart communities, while supporting new energy distribution strategies.
All Wi-SUN certified products are rigorously tested by a third-party test lab to ensure the devices work together effortlessly and securely. Certified devices include a digital certificate to authenticate entry to a Wi-SUN FAN network, which significantly reduces vulnerability to cyber security threats.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, and analytics. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
About the Wi-SUN Alliance
The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit member-based association made up of industry leading companies. Its mission is to drive the global proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart grids and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications using open global standards from organizations, such as IEEE802, IETF, TIA, TTC and ETSI. With more than 200 members worldwide, membership of the Wi-SUN Alliance is open to all industry stakeholders and includes silicon vendors, product vendors, services providers, utilities, universities, enterprises and municipalities and local government organizations. For more information, please visit: www.wi-sun.org.
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