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Adesto begins pilot programme for new smart meter in Africa and the Middle East

Adesto has announced that will work with utility providers in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries in Africa and the Middle East to pilot a new smart meter.

The company’s Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) and Power Line Communications chips are designed into a new G3-PLC smart meter. The new meter is available from SIAME (La Société Industrielle d'Appareillage et de Matériels Electriques), a Tunisian energy metering company. It was developed by SIAME in collaboration with Adesto and I@T (Innov-Alliance-Tech), a Tunisian provider of engineering services.

The new smart meter makes use of Adesto’s configurable, power-efficient G3-PLC Certified SM2400 Power Line Communications (PLC) modem, as well as Adesto’s Quad SPI flash memory. It is based on G3-PLC, a worldwide smart metering standard designed to facilitate highly reliable, long-range communication over the existing powerline grid.

“Quality is part of our company’s DNA, and we look for partners whose products bring the highest quality solutions,” said Monji Jelassi, CEO of SIAME. “Adesto’s SM2400 PLC devices have proven superior performance in providing reliable communication over power lines in challenging communication channel conditions, making them the ideal modem solution for Tunisia’s first smart electric meters. We are delighted to partner with Adesto and I@T as we prepare to roll out the first deployments of this important milestone.”

Janet Wang, vice president of business development at Adesto added, “Across our product lines, Adesto has a strong footprint in smart grid and metering solutions, and we’re excited about the growth opportunity in the emerging Africa and Middle East regions. Our work with SIAME and I@T demonstrates our commitment to supply innovative and reliable products to support the exacting specifications needed for smart grid deployment.”

According to a March 2018 report from market intelligence firm Northeast Group, LLC, smart grid infrastructure development is accelerating in the Middle East and the North Africa region, growing at an anticipated CAGR of 27% from 2018 to 2027. Countries in these regions are expected to invest $17.6 billion over the next decade in smart metering, distribution automation, battery storage and other smart grid infrastructure market segments.

Charlotte Hathway

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