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BPL MV Pilot for Agri-Energia Exceeds Performance and Pricing Expectations

VANCOUVER, British Columbia & BANYOLES, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corinex Communications Corp., a global leader in broadband over powerline technologies, in collaboration with Agri-Energia Electrica, S.A has launched a successful pilot to evaluate its proprietary MV data backhaul solution for load management and smart metering applications. This demonstration illustrates how the technology can be applied to existing power infrastructure, in less-than-ideal environments and conditions, for reliable transfer of data.

In the pilot, Agri-Energia required a demonstration of reliable data transfer between four point-to-point substations. Despite the challenging geography and terrain, as well as the deteriorated state of the MV cables, Corinex technology succeeded where other communication technologies failed; Corinex deployed a High Density Compact Gateway at each substation, in conjunction with its SmartGrid Netman monitoring software, and the solution proceeded to surpass Agri-Energia’s performance expectations.

CTO and Technical Director of Agri-Energia, Narcís Roca Turró, states: “Corinex Technology vastly exceeded requested parameters of both speed and latency at significantly lower price than other potential suppliers. Despite of the character of the cables in the network, they managed to achieve a lowest speed of 31 Mbps and highest speed of 107 Mbps within [a] point-to-point connection, whereas required parameter was to obtain speeds of at least 1 Mbps as an acceptable criteria. Also, the required parameter for latency to be under 30 ms as an acceptance criterion was easily achieved, whereas the highest latency was only 9 ms and lowest 2 ms. [Furthermore,] Corinex was very supportive and easy to work with.

“During Corinex history we have shipped over 12,000 BPL GWYs,” said Martin Kominek, Senior Account Manager of Corinex in Europe. “We value our success with Agri-Energia due to the very challenging technical conditions of the pilot and proven cost efficiency of Corinex solution versus other industry players.”

“I believe this pilot provides the important evidence of Corinex’s industry leadership in performance and price for other Spanish and Latin American Utilities who currently work with us and/or consider our products for their larger scale deployments within their SmartGrid projects,” said Marco Fernandez-Concha, Senior Director of Sales for Latin America.

Mr. Kominek adds, “I invite all attendees of this year’s European Utility Week conference in October to come by the Corinex booth [1D.52] and see first-hand how our solutions work, with live running demos of the latest Smart Meter and SmartGrid products from our extensive portfolio.”

Corinex provides technology solutions, as well as business consultations on the benefits of its solutions for utilities. More information is available at www.corinex.com.

Contacts
 
Corinex Communications Corp.
Martin Kominek, +421 910 961 176 (Europe)
martin.kominek@corinex.com
 
or
 
Marco Fernandez-Concha, +1 778 371 7538 (Americas)
marco.fernandez@corinex.com

 

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