TOLUCA, Mexico & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IUSA and EnVerv announced today their collaboration on a number projects for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), revenue protection, prepaid metering and solar applications in which EnVerv’s EV8000 Power-Line Communications (PLC) modem System on Chip (SoC) constitutes the communication engine of these applications.
“We have chosen EnVerv’s technology due to its superior performance under difficult network conditions and the fact that all necessary modem components including line driver, physical layer (PHY), media access control (MAC) layer and 6LoWPAN network layer are all integrated in the EV8000 single-chip SoC,” said Eduardo Neri, Director of Engineering at IUSA. “Combined, these two distinguishing factors, in turn, allow us to offer superior products to our customers.”
“We are very excited to have IUSA as our partner,” said Reza Mirkhani, Chief Marketing Officer at EnVerv. “IUSA is the largest meter manufacturer in Mexico and offers one of the most advanced Smart Meter and Prepaid Metering solutions in the world. We believe this announcement heralds an even deeper relationship in the years to come.”
The EV8000 is a fully integrated single-chip PLC SoC and includes full modem features from line drivers all the way to the network layer and covers CENELEC-A, FCC and ARIB frequency bands without any changes to the chip or module hardware. Furthermore, the EV8000 soft-modem can be programmed to operate in ITU-T G.9903 G3-PLC or ITU-T G.9904 PRIME modes simply by downloading their respective firmware code to the chip.
About EnVerv Inc.
EnVerv is a fabless semiconductor company in the United States with headquarters in San Jose, California and offices in San Diego, Shenzhen, China and Taipei, Taiwan. EnVerv’s PLC SoC solutions enable high performance communications via Low-Voltage (LV) and Medium-Voltage (MV) power lines with the goal of providing efficient and effective communications means for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) as well as other power line-based smart control and monitoring applications. For more information please visit www.enverv.com.
Established in 1939, IUSA Group is a private conglomerate of leading companies in the sectors where it participates, being one of the most important Groups in Latin America. Its tireless work contributed, to Mexico’s electrification.
It has one of the most complete business portfolios of the international market for the construction sector, including materials for the conduction, control and metering of gas, water and energy. The quality of its products has been internationally certified.
IUSA has manufactured electric meters for the national and international markets for over 40 years. Among its most recent breakthroughs is the creation of the Smart Self–Managed Metering System, that uses a smart card to measure electrical power, water and gas usage.
The system was developed to reduce and optimize financial and operating costs of utility companies and to enable improved usage control for consumers, also allowing for more flexible payment options.
IUSA’s Smart Self –managed Metering System has been internationally patented and operates basically by way of a multifunction electronic meter, and a contactless bidirectional smart card. The system allows for either pre-payment or post-payment modes. IUSA’s system is enabled to download credit or units in either a pre-payment mode or by keeping a due date when in post-payment mode. In short terms, the system can self-operate absent of external commands.