Radiocrafts and Kamstrup Announce Interoperability for New Low Power Metering Standard
Oslo, Norway / Skanderborg, Denmark, 2011-06-07 -- Radiocrafts AS, a leading provider of compact RF modules,
and Kamstrup, a leading manufacturer and provider of utility meters, now announce interoperability for the new
C-mode in prEN 13757-4:2010.
The new C-mode ("Compact mode") has been specified to reduce the power consumption and increase the lifetime
of battery operated utility meters. Kamstrup and Radiocrafts have actively taken part in the revision of the EN
13757-4, the only European Norm for wireless meter reading. This work has lead to a very efficient communication
mode for battery operated utility meters.
Compared to previous modes the new C-mode offers a new physical
layer with optimized data coding giving an increased throughput of more than 50% for meter transmissions and over
200% for communication to the meter. A new optimized link layer and compression of data in the application layer
gives further increase in data throughput, and hence increased battery lifetime. And a new optimized encryption
scheme has been implemented to increase the security of the data communication and ensure privacy of the consumer.
The new C-mode is supported in the MULTICAL®21 ultrasonic water meters from Kamstrup, and the RC1180-MBUS
module from Radiocrafts.
“By announcing support for the new C-mode in our industry leading Wireless M-Bus
stack, we have again demonstrated our technological leadership in embedded wireless solutions for AMR. We are
happy to bring the benefits of the new low power mode to the market by showing interoperability with Kamstrup, a
leading provider of utility meters”, says Peder Martin Evjen, Managing Director of Radiocrafts.
“Achieving interoperability with Radiocrafts has been important for us to show acceptance of the new standard,
which truly demonstrate a remarkable increase in the lifetime of battery operated meters in AMR systems”, says
Lars Bo Kristensen, Division Director of Kamstrup.
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For further information please contact: Tom Sjølie, Sales and Marketing Director,
Radiocrafts AS: Tel: +47 906 55 358, email:
Radiocrafts is a leading RF module design and manufacturing company. Radiocrafts’ standard RF modules
provide compact, easy-to-use, low cost, low power and high performance RF solutions for a large number of wireless
applications using license-free ISM bands. Using modules OEM manufacturers without RF design knowledge can easily
add wireless technology into their design, reducing time-to-market, cost of design, test and compliance approvals.
Radiocrafts also offers custom and application specific product development, supporting customers from initial
project ideas to volume product delivery.
Kamstrup is a high-tech company and among the leading manufacturers of innovative solutions for metering
heat/cooling electricity, tap water and natural gas. Solutions include hardware, software, operation and support
within the area of metering, automatic data collection (AMM), analysis and surveillance of energy consumption.
Kamstrup serves energy and utility companies with long-term stable technology that enables simple and cost
effective metering, collection and management of energy consumption data.
Peder Martin Evjen, M.Sc.E.E. Managing Director Radiocrafts AS Sandakerveien 64 NO-0484 OSLO NORWAY
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