Ratna Garapati, MD & CEO, CyanConnode India, in an exclusive conversation with T&D India tells about CyanConnode’s journey in India so far, and the exciting times in store. Garapati also touches upon technical aspects of communication infrastructure, explaining why RF (radio frequency) is the generally the best mode for smart metering, and more so, why Omnimesh RF is best suited for India’s smart metering pursuits.
Let us start with a very fundamental question. In smart metering architecture, is RF one of the modes of communication infrastructure? What advantage does RF have over other alternatives that we understand could be PLC, etc?
RF technology is one of the strongest and most reliable communication infrastructure for smart metering. Unlike other communication modes, RF provides 100 per cent uptime making it suitable for real-time management in the effective implementation of smart grid system. Latency involved in the communication is almost negligible compared to GPRS based system.
CyanConnode Holdings plc (LON:CYAN) is a world leader in the design and development of Narrowband RF mesh networks that enable Omni Internet of Things (IoT) communications.