Linyang Selected Cinterion For Smart Meters and Power Management Solutions
Cinterion has announced that Chinese base Linyang Electronics is integrating Cinterion's tiny BGS2 in their smart metering products and power utilization management terminals. Cinterion's module provides secure wireless data communications for a range of Linyang products and services including load monitoring and control. These services help power companies and consumers conserve energy, automatic meter reading to simplify reporting and billing procedures, smart grid equipment monitoring and anti-theft and alarm applications to protect assets in the field.
As one of the top 100 electronic information enterprise in China Linyang Electronics is one of the most competitive in the smart metering industry. "BGS2 is reliable in even the most extreme temperatures, it is cost-effective, and it provides highly efficient Land Grid Array surface mounting for easy and precise mass manufacturing - all of these features help strengthen our bids for smart metering contracts throughout China."
According to a recent IHS iSuppli research report, China is investing $250 billion during the next ive years to construct and develop smart grids for more efficient distribution of electricity throughout the country. In keeping with the predicted growth, the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), which drives the majority of power grid construction in China, requested bids for more than 44 million smart meter units during 2011. Linyang Electronics was the largest winner of those bids according to a recent report by ResearchInChina(2).
"The quality and reliability of our products is very much appreciated by our customers, and definitely a key decision criterion in that segment. We are pleased to be a trusted partner of Linyang Electronics, and we're committed to expanding the smart energy applications throughout China and the rest of the world, to optimize power utilization and contribute our innovative solutions to energy conservation," said Norbert Muhrer, CEO of Cinterion.
(1)Source: IHS iSuppli Topical Report - China Research, Q4 2011 (2)China Smart Meter Industry Report, 2011-2012. Source: ResearchInChina, Oct. 2011