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Smart Meters

A smart meter is usually an electronic device that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less. It communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing.
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Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. Unlike home energy monitors, smart meters can gather data for remote reporting. Such an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) differs from traditional automatic meter reading (AMR) in that it enables two-way communications with the meter.
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Sony Semiconductor Israel (Sony)
Sony Semiconductor Israel (Sony)
Sony Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (formerly known as Altair Semiconductor Ltd.) is a leading provider of cellular IoT chipsets. The company’s cellular IoT chipsets are the smallest and most highly integrated LTE CAT-M and NB-IoT chipsets on the market, featuring ultra-low power consumption, hardware-based security, and a carrier-grade integrated SIM (iSIM), all 5G ready. Sony Semiconductor Israel partners with leading global vendors, including ARM, G+D (Giesecke+Devrient), HERE Technologies, Murata, and Sierra Wireless, to provide low-power and cost-efficient modules for a range of industrial and consumer IoT applications such as trackers, Smart Meters, smart labels, Wearables, and vehicle Telematics. The Altair chipsets are commercially deployed on the world’s most advanced LTE networks, including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Docomo, KDDI, SoftBank, Telstra, Verizon, and Vodafone. “Altair” is a trademark of cellular IoT chipsets by Sony Semiconductor Israel Ltd. For more information, visit our website. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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