In this ever expanding technological realm, companies are trying their hands on developing novel products specializing in the domain of maintenance operations across the power sector. Supporting the statement, one of the prominent electronics and electrical equipment companies, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation reportedly announced bringing forth a battery powered wireless communication terminal, BLEnDer ICE.
According to official sources, the equipment would be used in sensor networks to collect water and gas meter data and also control sensors in the networks. Apparently, this terminal would allow meters to be read automatically and analyzed and controlled remotely to achieve high efficiency and accuracy in the maintenance operations of infrastructure and utilities operators.
BLEnDer is a packaged software designed by Mitsubishi Electric in repose to the transformations in the power industry and supporting utilities to carry out smarter and more efficient operations. It has been reported that the terminal would work in combination with the BLEnDer Head End software, which controls and manages smart meters via various communication methods, and BLEnDer MESH software, that utilizes wireless multi hop communication to realize expansive smart meter communication network at extensively low cost.
Some of the key features of BLEnDer ICE include wide area network connectivity for monitoring, remote control and metering, battery operation for unassisted operations for upto 10 years, and common interface enabled connection with varied meters and sensors.
Apparently, it seems the leading electronics company has been on a sprint to introducing new and advanced products and technologies lately. Prior to the development of BLEnDer ICE, the company had offered MEMS LiDAR solution in order to achieve safe autonomous driving. According to company officials, the newly designed LiDAR product irradiates objects by making use of a laser and a dual axis MEMS mirror for scanning the reflected light while generating 3D pedestrian and other vehicle images, thereby ensuring and augmenting the security and safety of autonomous vehicles.
Source credit: https://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2020/0316-a.html