As the power lines are continuously changing their behavior, Power-C Metering Africa’s Dynamic PLC performs real time analysis and communication adjustments to transfer the data according to the existing real time conditions of the grid.
Dynamic PLC offers real time meter communication (2 seconds) over the existing power lines at a distance of up to 2Km in any environments (industrial, commercial and residential), with low cost implementation.
Any electricity meter can be assigned as a repeater. It is possible to communicate with a meter at a distance of up to 6km from the Concentrator.
Powercom offers high level of integration, using most updated communications methods such as PLC , GPRS & RF (RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other RF) technologies.
The Concentrator acts as a smart gateway from PLC/GPRS (Electricity) or from RF/GPRS (Water & Gas). Each Concentrator can handle 2,048 Meters.
Each meters stores the last 3 months readings. Each Concentrator stores the last 3 months readings of all Meters within its network. The system offers full redundancy at all system levels.
No, when small number of meters are involved, Powercom supplies a Meter with GPRS connectivity.
Yes, Powercom Dynamic PLC works the same on aluminum or copper infrastructure.
Powercom supplies a total solution for customers including development, production, installation & operation. The solution includes all system components under a one stop shop solution.
An internal relay allows connect/disconnect of the customer. The meter can also limit the amount of water or electricity supplied to the customer in case of non-payment.
All Powercom Meters alert against tampering, such as cover open, reverse connection, etc.
Both in water and electricity the system detects and reports on line losses in real time.
PowerCom has a full AMM (Advanced Meter Management) system, capable of offering forecasting software based on self-learning analysis.
When a critical power shortage is detected, it is possible to disconnect any customer consuming in excess than the allowed power.
Yes, any PowerCom meter can be switched between prepayment/credit from the Meter Data Management Software. Powercom simplifies the process by loading the money into the meter once a payment was performed.
Powercom offers Modbus or Wireless M-bus open protocols.
It is possible to communicate with a meters at any world location within 2 seconds.
Yes, as long as the other meters have Modbus communication, Powercom can connect them to our system by using a RS485/PLC unit. This solution will upgrade any ordinary meter to a smart Dynamic PLC meter.
All Powercom software is built in modules allowing modifications as per customer request.
These are appliance monitoring and control devices, enabling the utility company and the consumer to measure & control specific appliances within the customer premises such as air-conditioner, hot water boiler, under floor heating, etc. Each APM/APC includes RF or PLC communication and internal relay to allow connect/disconnect of operations.
Customer Interface Unit or In-Home-Display. A smart tablet running Android with an application and RF communications, allowing the customer to monitor the real time and past consumption, and enable scheduling of individual appliances.
There are two ways. If there is an electricity meter adjacent to the water meter, the electricity meter will act as a gateway to the water meter using RF communication. Otherwise the water meter sends the information to the RF Concentrator and by GPRS or IP to the Server.
The Concentrator communicates with any meter at a distance of 1,000m. With PowerCom’s semi-mesh network, it is possible to communicate to distance of 10 km.
PowerCom was established in 2006, providing state of the art AMR, AMI & AMM systems based on Dynamic PLC (Power Line Carrier) technology.