WebGate System: The True Internet-of-Things Advanced Metering System
While there have been periods of transition throughout its 150 year history, the electric utility industry is currently undergoing a new evolutionary period fueled by the technologies and increased expectations of the Digital Age. Just as the Internet-of-Things (IoT), driven by the rapid expansion of digital technologies, has created a virtual web of intelligent, interconnected devices that is transforming way we live and work, it will also transform the way utilities generate and deliver power, monitors and secures physical grid infrastructure and interacts with customers and regulators alike. muNet’s WebGate Advanced Metering Systems have been specifically engineered for utilities, energy service providers and energy technology companies to seamlessly integrate commercial and residential metering into IoT-enabled energy ecosystems.
Historically, utilities looking to implement Advanced Metering and other Smart Grid technologies have been presented with products based on inflexible, closed, proprietary communications technologies resulting in systems that greatly limited utilities’ ability keep pace with an increasingly changing energy ecosystem landscape. muNet WebGate Advanced Metering Systems have been developed around standards-based and IoT compatible communications technologies including Internet Protocol (IP) and ZigBee which enables WebGate meters to plug-and-play on any IP-based broadband network including Fiber-to-the Home, Wireless IP and Ethernet networks.