Global smart metering solutions provider EDMI has partnered with British semiconductor and software design company Arm to simplify and speed up the secure deployment of smart meters and other devices.
The two companies said EDMI's solutions combined with Arm's Mbed OS(PSA certified) and Pelion IoT platform will enable them to diversify smart metering solutions, with provisions for security and scalability.
“Smart meters can help utilities quickly localize and address an outage, detect power theft, and provide cost savings and new revenue streams, but the deployments need to be scalable and secure,” said Hima Mukkamala, senior vice president and general manager, IoT Cloud Services at Arm, in a news release.
“We are partnering with EDMI to provide utilities with a secure end-to-end solution to develop, deploy, connect and manage smart meters through Mbed OS and the Pelion IoT platform.”
How New Seng, Chief Executive Officer at EDMI, affirmed that the partnership with Arm will bring added value to its customers, through the provision of scalable, secure and IoT-enabled smart metering solutions.
Established in 1978 in Australia, EDMI has deployed metering devices and its Energy Cloud software to millions of endpoints globally, which enable varied applications including end-customer billing, meter data management, distribution network management.
It has also provided solutions for transformer monitoring and power quality measurement, demand response, distributed solar generation monitoring and loss management.
In a blog posted in the Arm website, Mukkamala said Arm's Pelion Device Management and Pelion Connectivity Management provide the secure foundation for utilities and AMI vendors to securely connect and manage the broad range of IoT devices including electric, gas and water meters.
He said this includes secure over-the-air software updates throughout the device lifecycle, optimized support across connectivity protocols (such as NB-IoT, cellular, Wi-SUN, and more) through a single contract.
"The ability to manage devices on-premise is particularly important for smart meters, as these are part of the energy grid, a mission-critical service that needs to reside at the utility company’s data center," he said.