The right choice of communication technology depends on numerous factors and the list of things to consider is long, but one place to start is by deciding what you value more: flexibility or control?
Also, the initial investment and the total cost of ownership as well as the possibilities for upgrades as needs change are key issues, not to mention the topology and the location of the meters in urban or rural areas.
As experts in wireless communication technology, we consider it our finest job to help utilities find their answers and tailor the right communication infrastructure.
Communication for every need
Kamstrup’s solution allows power utilities to mix and match communication technologies according to their specific needs.
You can choose to start with the tried-and-tested radio mesh solution and add NB-IoT along the way, if the need for e.g. bandwidth increases. All it takes is an additional module in the meter. You may also start with NB-IoT integrated into the meter, in which case you will be all set for the future from the point of deployment.
Explore the characteristics of the two technologies below.