Landis+Gyr Releases Intelligent Fault Circuit Indicator for Gridstream Network
ATLANTA, GA — Feb. 3, 2015 — Landis+Gyr, a leader in energy management solutions, announced the commercial availability of the S610 Line Sensor for the Gridstream® RF network, a smart grid platform for advanced metering and grid management applications.
The S610 Line Sensor is an intelligent fault circuit indicator that further extends the distribution monitoring capabilities of the Gridstream network. It delivers fault location and accurate load logging from any point on the distribution network, improving visibility of distribution grid performance. Additionally, the device is a power harvesting sensor that generates necessary power from the current flowing in the distribution line making installation simpler and less expensive than traditional devices
"The S610 was designed to be easy to deploy and maintain, while providing fault analysis at the point of installation," said Kent Hedrick, Director of Grid Management Solutions at Landis+Gyr. "The intelligent radio in the device reports fault-specific alerts that enable a utility to pinpoint location and analyze cause resulting in faster outage restoration. This makes the sensor a useful addition to the other grid management tools supported by Gridstream."
In addition to sensing current, conductor temperature and voltage characteristics, the S610 also feature GPS location identification and a precision clock. Since it attaches directly to the distribution line and can be installed with a hot stick, the sensor requires no secondary attachment or power source. A super capacitor in the sensor allows operation during periods of very low current flow in the line and can quickly recharge when current increases.
Landis+Gyr partnered with Sentient Energy to develop the product for the Gridstream network. The S610 Line Sensor is available for order from Landis+Gyr sales representatives and distributors.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,500 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.