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Press Release -- June 10th, 2024
Source: wirepas

Wirepas upgrades its complete AMI reference, introducing 3rd generation NMS designed for massive scale electricity metering

Tampere, Finland, 10 June 2024 – Wirepas, a global leader in wireless mesh connectivity technology, upgrades its extensive software package for the Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI) of smart electricity meters and introduces a 3rd generation network management system (NMS). The offering, designed to cater to massive scale smart metering deployments, provides utilities and service providers with robust and scalable tools to enable fast rollouts and hassle-free maintenance of the network. 

The upgraded offering, featuring a completely new scalable network management system, Wirepas NMS, is built on Wirepas 5G Mesh and Wirepas Mesh Sub-GHz, both part of the Wirepas Connectivity Suite portfolio. The Wirepas 5G Mesh, using the new non-cellular 5G standard NR+, is designed for global applications while the Wirepas Mesh Sub-GHz supports 865-868 MHz for Indian market. In addition, Wirepas Connectivity Suite features an open SDK supporting multiple radio chipsets, a wireless mesh stack implementation, a gateway software and an AMI reference application for Network Interface Card (NIC) implementing the India smart metering standard IS15959. 

“We have worked with AMI solution providers and utilities around the world for more than ten years. Our comprehensive software package is the result of understanding the market needs and we know this marks a significant milestone in the deployment of smart electricity metering. Our technology provides our customers with unparalleled control and insights into their networks, ensuring ultra-reliability and efficiency at scale,” said Jani Vehkalahti, SVP Smart Grids at Wirepas. “We are in a mission to make AMI rollouts successful worldwide. With 200 patents already granted and more innovation under way, we aim at making our partners’ life easier over the lifetime of the smart meters.”

About Wirepas NMS 

Wirepas NMS, the latest addition to the offering, delivers powerful features that enhance network management and performance. It’s key features and benefits are: 

  1. Scalability: Engineered to handle networks with millions of nodes, Wirepas NMS ensures robust performance and reliability as the network expands. This scalability is crucial for large-scale deployments, providing seamless operation even as the network grows.
  1. Network monitoring on maps: Wirepas NMS offers interactive visualization tools, allowing users to monitor the entire network on an interactive map. This provides real-time insights into network status and performance across different regions, facilitating better planning and resource management. 
  1. Traffic and reliability analytics: Identify areas with connectivity issues, network density problems due to too few gateways or excessive distances between devices, and pinpoint faulty devices requiring replacement. This proactive approach helps improve Service Level Agreements (SLA) by addressing performance bottlenecks early. 
  1. Prioritize Maintenance: Wirepas NMS helps prioritize maintenance tasks by highlighting areas needing immediate attention, thus preventing issues from escalating. 
  1. Over-the-Air software updates (OTA): Plan and execute controlled Over-the-Air software updates area by area, ensuring minimal disruption and maintaining network integrity during updates. 

More than 200 solution providers have already licensed Wirepas’ technology, demonstrating its reliability and effectiveness in various large-scale deployments globally. This widespread adoption underscores Wirepas’ commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving needs of the smart metering industry. 

About Wirepas 

Wirepas is a leading IoT company with a mission to democratize enterprise IoT. It aims to make failure-free connectivity accessible to any enterprise of any size. It makes IoT real through its connectivity software enabling massive decentralized, scalable, high-density, and long-range network applications. Its technology lets any enterprise set up and manage its own network autonomously without operators, separate network infrastructure or subscriptions – at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. Wirepas is also the main contributor to the first non-cellular 5G standard, purpose-built for massive IoT and using a free global spectrum. It serves customers across the world with offices in Australia, Germany, Finland, France, India and the United States, in the areas of smart tracking, smart building, smart manufacturing and smart metering. Learn more on

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