The high bandwidth and scalable functionalities of BPL (Broadband Powerline) add significant cost savings to the maintenance of AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) and implementation of future smart grid applications. BPL ( Broadband Powerline ) also provides a cost-effective alternative solution for last mile broadband access to home and office buildings. Supports a wide range of applications and future extension.
Bi-directional broadband bandwidth offered by BPL (Broadband Powerline) supports wide range applications such as real-time monitoring, video surveillance, SCADA, tele-protection and other consumer services, which all aim at improving customer satisfaction to ease of central control and remote management. The system supports standard–based SNMP network management protocol that reduces maintenance cost tremendously.
Like all IP-based networks, there are many potential threats and vulnerabilities within an AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) network. Utilities are now moving from a world of offline meters to a network of smart meters communicating on 7x24 basis. Security measurement is an important task in the planning of AMI AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) . BPL Broadband Powerline ) provides enhanced security of transmission by leveraging standard based DES/3DES encryption to ensure the protection of consumer data and AMI infrastructure.
In most rural areas, cellular signal are not easily accessible as wireless coverage is much lower. Narrowband PLC system provide an economical AMR solution but often lacks the real-time communication capability and critical reliability as it takes longer to collect data and failure rates are higher. Infrastructures built with BPL (Broadband Powerline) technology can solve many of the issues described above and provide economical and flexible solutions for data collecting for low-density rural communities.