International collaboration (Tangent IP)
Calgary, Canada; New Delhi, India
Firmware Development, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Cloud Services, Software Engineering, Prototyping, Manufacturing
SMART METER NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
Tangent is working on the development, deployment, and commercialization of a novel enabling infrastructure for wireless smart meters. The wireless smart meter platform is intended to be deployed throughout India and will be a key enabling technology in the country's modernization of their electrical grid.
The solution produced by Tangent has a wireless Network Interface Card (NIC), an Edge Router, and a Head End Server. Tangent's hardware and software solution represents a next generation wireless platform focussed on scalability, interoperability, and security. Building an economically feasible solution that will stand up to the harsh Indian environment was a challenge readily accepted by Tangent and Tangent's partner in India. The solution is based on IEEE 802.15.4g, 6LowPAN, and other wireless standards suitable for end to end long range low power wireless communications. The Head End System has advanced analysis capabilities aimed at improving the overall network health and identifying conditions that could potential cause critical failures and network faults.
The system is currently scheduled for trialing in India in 2018.