This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Vilicom Provides Vital In-Building Mobile Network for Smart DCC

04 May 2020

Vilicom, has today announced it has installed a robust, in-building advanced cellular network at Smart DCC’s new Manchester office, Brabazon House, which will be an essential tool in the rigorous testing of the latest smart energy technologies and initiatives at the new site.

 The wireless connectivity will be relied on by 19 labs, which will host 2,400 smart meter testing banks; making it one of the largest radio frequency test facilities in Europe.

Every month 70 million messages are transmitted across the national smart meter network and the data helps identify individual smart installations and pinpoint issues.

“This is the critical test bed for smart meter operations in the UK,” says Marc Ibanez, Managing Director, Vilicom UK.

The new network will provide the infrastructure to support innovation and growth for Smart DCC and its continued efforts in developing smart meter, home automation and electric vehicle projects.

The network will allow experimentation and testing to be done in a secure, sandbox environment.

“Brabazon House improves the way the DCC works, accelerating the programme to digitise Britain’s analogue energy industry. Our labs are fitted with robust cellular technology allowing us to test thousands of smart meters in a safe and secure way.

"This facility enables the DCC to deliver on its purpose of making Britain more connected so we can all lead smarter, greener lives.” states Dan Lambert, Chief Operating Officer of Smart DCC.

“Our work with Smart DCC reinforces our commitment as a business to support other like-minded companies in achieving a common goal of making low-carbon energy accessible and sustainable,” says Marc Ibanez, Managing Director, Vilicom UK.

“We are proud of the work we have conducted with Smart DCC to deliver a secure network for their new hub of operations.

"We have given Smart DCC the tools to be able to test, understand and innovate their service to their customers,” adds Ibanez.


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

www.fsifm.com
https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/?utm_source=PFM&utm_medium=MPU%20Banner&utm_campaign=Everything%20you%20need%20banner&utm_term=Clicks&utm_content=Feb%2021


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Management buyout at Arcus FM includes independence from Sainsburys

Strategic investment has been secured to fund the management buyout of Arcus FM as the company seeks to further extend its £150m turnover business....
Article image

Launch of PFM Partnership Awards 2021 categories

Today sees the launch of the PFM Partnership Awards 2021, all of which are listed below with the relevant criteria for each one....
Article image

Focus on cleaning set to continue throughout the year ahead

Responses to the question on how service providers can continue to build on the gains made in 2020 and increased demand to tackle Coronavirus issues....
Article image

Budget includes extended support to assist UK business in Covid recovery

FM industry organisations and leaders are continuing to assess the details of yesterday’s Budget revealed by UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his address to Pa...
https://www.uhubglobal.com
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?PBID=78915b1c-0f11-4b5e-9468-ba601ad89761