AMR System using ITRAN'S IT800D PLC Modem IC Introduced by Century Controls in CPRI Exhibition

A Power Line Communication (PLC) Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system, using ITRAN Communications' IT800D High Performance PLC modem chip, has been introduced and demonstrated last week by its developer, Century Controls of Bangalore, India.

A Power Line Communication (PLC) Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system, using ITRAN Communications' (www.ITRANcomm.com) IT800D High Performance PLC modem chip, has been introduced and demonstrated last week by its developer, Century Controls of Bangalore, India (www.centurysystech.com).

The AMR system was demonstrated in an exhibition, during the "National Workshop on Communication Protocol for Power System Automation", conducted on 22nd & 23rd Jan 2004 by CPRI (Central Power Research Institute) Bangalore, a premier research institute under the Ministry of Power (MoP), government of India.
"We were very pleased to introduce the system and already see enthusiastic response from the market. ITRAN'S PLC technology with their excellent in time application support paved way for a smooth implementation of the system" said V.T. Chandra Sekaran, CEO of Century Controls.
The demonstration included a pole mounted metering cubicle and four cluster meters with a comprehensive billing system. Each of Century's pole mounted metering cubicles can cater to 18 single -phase cluster meters and each cluster meter can cater to 4 consumers. The robust Repeater Protocol in each of the pole mounted metering cubicles and cluster meters permits the existing customers to be read automatically without having to change their existing power wiring.
"I am very pleased that our efforts and focus on the Indian market have started to yield results", said Avner Matmor, CEO of ITRAN. "We are looking in India for the same success we have achieved in Japan. The IT800D provides the required performance and communication robustness, and we expect additional customers in India, currently in various evaluation and development stages, to introduce systems and products later this year".
ITRAN is represented in India by Hynetic Electronics (www.hynetic.com).
SOURCE: ITRAN Communications Ltd. (www.ITRANcomm.com)
Notes:
1. The PLC chip manufacturer, ITRAN Communications Ltd., intends to slightly change the spelling of its name to YITRAN Communications Ltd. - this will be announced later this year.
2. All products and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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