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June 2021

An integrated BMS must to transform lives for the better

By |June 14th, 2021|Categories: Building management system, IBMS, Internet of Things|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BMS, as we know, is a system that controls and manages various mechanical and electrical features of a particular building. As opposed to that, an integrated BMS (or IBMS) controls and monitors a set of [...]

Multipoint power connections offer manifold benefits

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Automatic Meter Reading, Multipoint power connection, Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , |

To end the malpractices resorted to by builders and RWAs, the Government decided to provide electricity connections directly to flat-owners through multipoint connections. These are easy to install, cost-effective and have a host of other [...]

Technologies behind AMR-based meters

By |June 3rd, 2021|Categories: AMR, Automatic Meter Reading, Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

AMR systems, meant to obtain energy-consumption data from the user’s end to the supplier, are run on various technologies. Though all these technologies have hosts of features, they also contain carry many drawbacks. Xenius meters, [...]

May 2021

Move over AMR; AMI is here now!

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Automatic Meter Reading, Internet of Things, IoT, Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , |

From mechanical meter reading to automatic to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), the technology that provides two-way communication between the consumer meter and the power utility. AMI-based meters, or smart meters, come loaded with benefits for [...]

Solar panel on the rooftop of house: Here’s a brief guide

By |May 15th, 2021|Categories: Discom, Internet of Things, Solar Power Management|Tags: , , , , |

With bountiful of sunshine available in most parts the country, solar energy can be effectively tapped in India. Moreover, with solar technology becoming more affordable now, rooftop solar installations in residential premises can prove to [...]

Prepaid meters gain global popularity

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , , |

Efficient use of energy and its tracking and conservations are being attempted all over the world. To achieve all this, smart prepaid meters are now replacing conventional, electromechanical meters. Developing countries are, particularly, going for [...]

Countdown begins for STS/TID rollover

By |May 1st, 2021|Categories: Internet of Things, Prepaid Metering, Standard Transfer Specification|Tags: , , , , |

The global countdown has begun for rollover of TID value of all STS meters to zero. Any token generated after November 24, 2024 will be rejected by the meters. This has the potential of causing [...]

April 2021

MSMEs can help push tech growth

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: IoT, MSME|Tags: , , , , , , |

The MSME sector, the second largest in the country after agriculture, has been growing at a robust pace and contributing immensely to the economy. The Government, too, has been pushing its growth. In times of [...]

IBMS Importance in Realty Projects

By |April 16th, 2021|Categories: IBMS, Internet of Things, IoT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A majority of operations in large real estate establishments, as also the smart cities, are now carried out by automated systems and IBMS is the technology that helps manage these systems. Because of its benefits [...]

Cyber-security vital for IoT/M2M devices

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Internet of Things, IoT, M2M, Machine 2 Machine|Tags: , , , , , , , |

M2M communication system that runs devices in various critical sectors is highly prone to cyber-attacks. With most devices backed by old IoT versions, they become an easy prey to attacks by hackers. As a compromised [...]

March 2021

IoT devices prone to many challenges

By |March 31st, 2021|Categories: Internet of Things, IoT|Tags: , , , , , |

The modern, urban lifestyle is highly dependent on IoT devices. The ease and comfort they provide are, no doubt, enormous but these devices are also susceptible to several challenges. To guard against cyber-attacks and other [...]

Move to delicense power distribution is full of challenges

By |March 25th, 2021|Categories: Discom, Internet of Things, Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , |

Following up on the announcement in the Union Budget, the Ministry of Power is proposing to delicense electricity distribution and allow multiple players in each supplying area.  The objective behind the move is to encourage [...]

NBIoT: Going where 2G, 3G, 4G can’t go

By |March 12th, 2021|Categories: Internet of Things, NBIoT, Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Going beyond 2G, 3G and 4G, NBIoT is a technology that enables devices to send data even where there is no mobile network. Also, it is more secure, consumes less energy and provides better efficiency. [...]

Energy audit and its manifold benefits

By |March 6th, 2021|Categories: Energy Management Solutions, Internet of Things|Tags: , , , |

By assessing the equipment and the way it is operated, an energy audit can help a business enterprise know how to optimise its energy usage, cut losses and make the best returns on investment. The [...]

February 2021

RF tech offers many an advantage, and a few disadvantages

By |February 18th, 2021|Categories: Internet of Things, Radio Frequency Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

From everyday communication through varied devices to hospitals and defence, radio frequency technology is used in almost all spheres of life. An easy-to-install and inexpensive technology, RF also has a few disadvantages. But these negatives [...]

Smart meters the best way to tackle power theft menace

By |February 15th, 2021|Categories: Internet of Things, Prepaid Metering, Smart Grid Solutions, Smart Meter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Electricity thefts, besides causing a drain on the power departments’ finances and affecting the quality of power supply, are also responsible for increasing the tariff burden on an average consumer. Installation of smart meters is [...]

Power utilities must gear up for host of challenges in store

By |February 10th, 2021|Categories: Discom, Internet of Things, Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With ever-increasing digitisation of society and recent thrust on e-mobility, the power system’s responsibility has increased manifold. In order to cope up with the spurt in power demand triggered by modern-day living, utilities need to [...]

IoT, M2M better power sector ops

By |February 8th, 2021|Categories: Internet of Things, Machine 2 Machine, Prepaid Metering, Smart Grid Solutions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The use of smart technologies like IoT, AI and M2M has brought an end to Discoms and power consumers’ woes to a large extent. Smart meters have led to an improvement in the efficiencies of [...]

January 2021

Smart Grid Mission: A solution to power woes faced by India

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Discom, Internet of Things, Smart Grid Solutions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Due to a number of reasons, traditional power grids are incapable of coping up with the ever-increasing power demand in the country and they need to be replaced with smart grids. To ensure this, the [...]

SMNP: An essential programme replete with many challenges

By |January 20th, 2021|Categories: Internet of Things, Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited, tasked with implementing the Government’s ambitious Smart Meter National Programme (SMNP), faces an uphill task in creating an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) because of the multiple challenges involved. Yet, once [...]

Rooftop solar panels bring in multiple gains

By |January 8th, 2021|Categories: Energy Management Solutions, Internet of Things, Solar Power Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Even though solar energy is gaining currency in developed nations at a rapid pace, it may take years to replace coal as the primary source of energy. Considering various domestic factors, it is essential to [...]

December 2020

Multipoint connections set to prove a boon for the residents of societies

By |December 18th, 2020|Categories: Discom, Internet of Things, Prepaid Metering|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Over two months after the UPERC’s amendment to the Electricity Supply Code, 2005, multipoint power connections are going to be a reality in high-rise residential societies. The move will certainly be a boon for the [...]

Smart societies lead to transformed lives

By |December 17th, 2020|Categories: IBMS, Internet of Things|Tags: , , , , , , , |

IBMS has brought about a revolutionary change in the lives of people living in societies which use smart devices in their various operations. From power and water management to complaint redress with the authorities, Xenius [...]

Xenius: A one-stop solution for every manufacturing unit

By |December 14th, 2020|Categories: Internet of Things, Smart Solutions|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cost-reduction and upkeep of the machinery is vital for every manufacturing unit and Xenius provides customised solutions for these. The Xenius solutions help monitor and regulate power consumption and identify fault in the installed machinery, [...]

Cities in India need smart infrastructure

By |December 8th, 2020|Categories: Discom, Internet of Things, Smart City|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since the objective of building a smart city is to improve the quality of life of its citizens by using informatics and technology, the same can be achieved in our existing cities also by the [...]

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