The energy meter solution encompassed the deployment of energy meters, sensors for electricity and voltage signals, and a robust communication system for transmitting data to the energy settlement system Erex.
The successful implementation of this new energy meter solution necessitated close collaboration between railroad companies and Bane NOR. Their joint efforts have been driving innovation and bringing significant advancements to the railway sector, improving operational efficiency, data accuracy, and overall safety.
The introduction of the CENELEC-protocol signified a new standard for communication between electronic measuring systems onboard trains and ground systems. This standardization has been enabling streamlined integration and compatibility between various data collection systems. Com4's ability to adapt to this challenge and deliver a comprehensive solution played a pivotal role in their selection by Bane NOR as their preferred IoT connectivity provider.
Stein André Larner, CEO of Com4, commented on the collaboration, saying, "The SIM cards from Com4 will be incorporated into the new energy meters, currently in the roll-out phase at Norwegian railroad companies. Our advanced solution enables efficient communication and data exchange between the meters and ground systems, enabling real-time monitoring and analysis."
Com4's delivery includes custom-made SIM cards specifically designed to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40 to +105 degrees Celsius, as well as jolts, vibrations, and humidity. These robust SIM cards ensure reliable and uninterrupted communication, even in the harshest railway environments.