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RF smart grid network

Eaton’s RF Smart Grid network combines hardware and software components into a single dynamic platform for electric, water and gas AMI, demand response (DR) and distribution automation (DA). Eaton’s RF network solution is an intelligent mesh network offering high bandwidth, minimal latency, ultimate flexibility and end-to-end security.

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BROADCAST CAPABILITIES & MESSAGE PRIORITIZATION
Proven DR and DA support
ADAPTIVE MODULATION
Optimized throughput, lower operating costs
EXTENDED SUPER CAPACITORS AT ALL LEVELS OF THE NETWORK
Superior outage performance

Core features

  • 100% self-organizing, self-managing and self-healing
  • Easily expandable and scalable
  • Secure and interoperable
  • Broadcast capable
  • Utilizes adaptive modulation capabilities
  • True meter independence
  • MDMS and AMI head-end capability on a single enterprise software platform

Reliable and resilient RF network

The RF mesh network delivers highly reliable two-way communications across a license-free 900 MHz spread spectrum (902-928 MHz) utilizing radios with 50 channels for frequency hopping. The solution incorporates adaptive modulation through auto-optimizing data rates and power levels to ensure reliability and maximized performance while optimizing operating costs. Outage detection is performed via AMI endpoints that feed into Yukon’s mapping/geographic visualization tools and third-party OMS applications in real-time

End-to-end solution

Eaton’s solution provides for a single two-way RF network platform and a single software platform for electric, water, gas, DR and DA for true Smart Grid capabilities from a single entity. Powerful, yet easy to use, the modular Yukon ODMS software platform provides the accessibility, network management, security, integration capabilities, redundancy and scalability to support a utility’s smart grid needs.
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