Complete smart grid solution with Optisense Network optical sensors and primary measuring units based on TI technology
PMUs utilizing TI embedded processing and analog technology provide utilities with a total monitoring solution
"Our unique combination of Optical sensors and dual processors on a single chip provide power line measurements (voltage and current) in digital format, giving the processor flexibility for system wide grid reliability and efficiency," said Yossi Harlev, CEO/CTO. "TI analog and embedded processing technology enables interface, actuation and power handling with reduced footprint and lower power consumption for a smooth transition from legacy systems to a complete smart grid solution."
"With the integration of TI's C2000(TM) MCU and analog technology, Optisense's highly accurate smart grid solution can execute real-time measurement, analysis and control," said Emmanuel Sambuis, general manager, metering business unit. "TI is committed to providing innovative solutions that enable developers to drive smarter grid solutions for improved accuracy and efficiency."
TI's broad portfolio drives smarter grid solutions
TI's comprehensive utility metering portfolio includes devices targeted at electricity, water and gas metering, as well as power line communications (PLC) and radio frequency (RF) interfaces for advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) that allow customers to design smart grid solutions. From highly optimized application specific embedded processors, low power RF, high-performance analog, power management and RFID to dedicated software support for ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, WMBUS, OFDM and SFSK modulations, TI offers the most complete solution set for smart metering.
Pricing and availability
Optisense's smart grid solution has been installed at Alabama Power and in the city of Bridgeport, Texas. In addition, ten power companies have committed to deployment of sensors and controls. These solutions are available for overhead as well as underground configurations, which enables lower footprint of wind farms and other renewable energy sources. This smart grid solution is currently available and more information can be found by visiting www.optisense.net.
Find out more about TI's smart grid solutions by visiting the links below:
- TI's metering microsite - www.ti.com/optisense-prhome
- TI C2000 - www.ti.com/optisense-c2000prhome
- C2000 tools page - www.ti.com/optisense-c2000prtools
- TI's microcontrollers - www.ti.com/optisense-prmcu
- TI's high performance analog - www.ti.com/optisense-pranalog
- TI's low-power RF solutions - www.ti.com/optisense-prlprf
- MCU tools videos - www.ti.com/optisense-prvid
- TI E2E MCU community - www.ti.com/optisense-pr-e2emcu
- TI eStore - www.ti.com/optisense-prestore
- TI energy blog - www.ti.com/optisense-prtinergy
- Follow TI on Twitter - www.ti.com/optisense-prtwitter
- Register with TI - www.ti.com/optisense-prmyti
Optisense Network, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is located in Bridgeport, Texas. Committed to the Smart Grid upgrade of Electric Utilities, Optisense developed and field tested solutions for sensing voltage based on a patented optical sensor technology for use in Electric Distribution systems of 4,000 to 35,000 volts. In addition, Intelligent Grid Mapping Systems with Remote Terminal Units were introduced that implemented a digital interface and brings the sensor information to the customer's lap top computers. Based on requirements from Electric Utilities a combined Voltage/Current Sensor was introduced, this combined sensor opens applications for Primary Metering, Outage Restoration, Power Quality and Energy Efficiency (Volt/Var).
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