CyanConnode, a provider of narrowband radio mesh networks, has received an order from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for a smart metering deployment-based solution.
It is designed to enable a secure, IoT network canopy covering 15 zones of the Indore circle from the Indian state-owned utility Madhya Pradesh Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Ltd (MPWZ) worth $3.2 million (€2.72 million), to commence deployment in the current financial year.
This is a further order from L&T for whom it has already delivered 25,100 units throughout India. Importantly, this is the second order for CyanConnode’s new Omnimesh Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution, highlighting the strong value proposition of the Company’s advanced IPv6 standards based product, which is now becoming the requirement in certain territories around the World.
The purchase order is for an IPv6-based smart metering implementation for MPWZ in Indore. The smart meters will be deployed over the next two years with initial delivery commencing before the end of the current financial year.
MPWZ operates in Madhya Pradesh and serves a consumer base of more than three million in Indore and Ujjain, providing substantial scope for follow-on orders in the future. CyanConnode will supply its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) standards-based hardware, services and head end software licenses to L&T. The software will be charged on a per meter per year basis with an annual maintenance contract, delivering a recurring revenue stream over the initial five-year contract term.
The IPv6-based solution
CyanConnode’s IPv6-based solution will enable a secure, IoT network canopy covering 15 zones of the Indore circle, with a capacity to connect up to 350,000 devices. The standards-based narrowband mesh technology supports build-as-you-go networks, which will allow MPWZ to rapidly scale its smart metering implementation across its consumer base.
CyanConnode’s technology, which meets the technical requirements for AMI in India, will be integrated with L&T’s IS 16444 smart meters to comply with Bureau of Indian Standards meter protocol. The integrated solution, which includes meters, RF mesh communication and head end meter management will enable MPWZ to remotely monitor and control energy usage to reduce distribution losses
John Cronin, CyanConnode executive chairman, commented: “We are pleased to announce such a significant order from our strategic partner, L&T. During 2017 the company continued its positive momentum in the region and this second contract win for CyanConnode’s new Omnimesh demonstrates the suitability of the product as well as the growing demand for standards-based solutions.
“CyanConnode are working in partnership with L&T, collaboratively addressing the evolving needs of the Indian utilities sector. L&T is a leading provider to the Indian utility sector and the integration of CyanConnode’s standards-based communication technology with its smart meters demonstrates the strength of the partnership as well as the suitability of our award-winning technology for the Indian market.”