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Smart Concentrator Unit

Smart Concentrator Unit

The Corinex Smart Concentrator Unit (CXP-SGCON series) is our newest system component for AMI and Smart Grid solutions. The concentrator is a remote uplink/downlink communications node that integrates with the low- to medium-voltage power distribution grid to intelligently manage upwards of 1200 meters and/or other devices on the downlink, while providing data transfers between these devices and the utility’s MDMS on the uplink channel.

The Smart Concentrator Unit, combined with IP-enabled communication, allows utilities to quickly modernize and integrate their existing networks by providing AMI, SCADA, and/or Street Lights management.

Note that BPL communications requires the concentrator to pair with a Corinex BPL 5+1 AC coupler (sold separately).

Concentrator three quarter profile
  • Concentrator three quarter profile
  • Side
  • Concentrator open ports

Product Information

Multi-vendor device interoperability achieved through conformity to DLMS/COSEM specification

Efficient backhaul capability with choice of Gigabit fiber/copper or GPRS/3G wireless interfaces

Expandable functionality via remote or locally uploaded firmware updates

Modular design for customizability and extended service life, with replaceable modules for GPRS/3G, power, SFP interface, BPL, and PRIME functionality

Plug and Play functionality with NAT-based routing and DHCP support

SmartGrid functions such as: remotely programmable tariffs; on-demand meter data reads and configuration; event logging; remote disconnect and reconnect; load management via relays and on-demand rate adjustments

Administrative functions accessible via MDMS for load profiles, billing profiles, monthly profiles, and event logs


Processor and Memory

CPU: ARM9™ / Cortex™-A8 @ 800MHz
Flash Memory: 512 MB
Removable Storage: SDHC card (up to 16 GB)


320 mm (L) x 180 mm (W) x 70 mm (H)

Hardware Interfaces
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet: SFP port for 1000Base-X or 1000Base-T

  • 2x RS232 ports: RJ11 connector (isolated)

  • 2x RS485 ports: terminal block connector (isolated)

  • 1x USB 2.0

  • 1x AC input: 90~265 V, 50/60 Hz

  • 1x DC input: 18~60 V

  • 1x AC coupling for BPL

  • 1x AC coupling for PRIME/G3

  • 1x external antenna port for GPRS/3G data module

  • 1x SIM card slot for GPRS/3G data module

Standards and Protocols
  • PLC: BPL, PRIME, G3 (optional), S-FSK (optional)

  • Network protocols: TCP/IP, DHCP, Webservices, HTTP/S, FTP, DLMS/COSEM, SNMPv3 (optional)

  • Wireless: HSPA/UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Northbound throughput

50 Mbps on BPL; 128 kbps on PRIME/G3

Southbound throughput

1 Gbps on SFP port; variable (network dependent) for GPRS/3G

Network scalability

1200 devices max.

Power Consumption

16 Watts max.

Operating Temperature

-30°C to 65°C (-22°F to 149°F)

Storage Temperature

-40°C to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F)

Operating Humidity

20% to 90% non-condensing

Storage Humidity

10% to 95% non-condensing

Standards, Safety and EMI

CE, Class 2 device



Smart Concentrator Unit

External antenna


Smart Concentrator Unit (SCU)