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Metrycom reports deployments in South America, Europe, North America and Australia

Tel Aviv, Israel – September 5, 2016

Metrycom Communication Ltd., reported today on additional deployments of its systems in South America, Europe, North America, China and Australia.

The company enables power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, detect and predict faults, and use the acquired online data and the analytics software in order to introduce methods of predictive maintenance. Metrycom’s systems have demonstrated a reliable operation in the field in different environmental conditions, including in frozen locations with extremely low temperatures, and in very high temperatures in the desert. The products demonstrated capability to reliably use diverse powering methods, including by induction from power lines, miniature solar panels, and also powering solely on primary batteries that were designed to operate for more than 10 years in extreme field conditions without requiring a replacement. Metrycom’s wireless product are using a multiple radio types that were optimized to different countries, and the company lately released a long range radio which was design and certified for the USA, reaching more than 10km between sensors.

About Metrycom

Since 2008, Metrycom has been providing rapidly deployed ultra-low power consumption wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. We enable power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations. In 2010 Metrycom teamed up with the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), to utilize the experience and knowledge of both companies for the development of an inexpensive and practical solutions which resulted in a complete sensing and radio solution for high voltage lines that could be deployed live in on transmission lines.

Metrycom’s proprietary sensor solutions are now deployed by the IEC and additional power utilities worldwide for fault locating on long distance transmission and distribution lines, especially in remote rural areas. Through its sensor and data analysis technologies, Metrycom leads high voltage line monitoring and Smart T&D Grids sectors.

 

 

 

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Metrycom has Exhibited at Distributech 2015 in San Diego

Tel Aviv, Israel – February 6, 2015

 

Metrycom Communication Ltd., a leading T&D Grid Monitoring Company participated in the the 2015 edition of the Distributech Conference and Exhibition in San Diego from February 3rd to 5th 2015.

During the exhibition, Metrycom showcased its latest products and solutions, which are now deployed in several key markets. The MetrySense family of remote T&D monitoring solutions have undergone further development during the past 12 months and successfully empower utilities companies with a wide range of remote monitoring sensors and a powerful analytics and visualization platform designed to enhance operations while lowering overall costs.

In addition to their advanced monitoring capabilities, MetrySense solutions are low-cost and integrate seamlessly existing infrastructures, thus allowing for the rapid offsetting of capital expenditure.

Metrycom’s engineers have tirelessly worked to develop a modular T&D monitoring system that has elevated the comprehensive MetrySense family of products and solutions into a class of its own with currently little or no competition in the sector.

Metrycom’s MetrySense products are, amongst other, in operation today with the Israel Electric Corporation, which has implemented our solution for monitoring several hundreds of kilometers of its high voltage electrical grid lines for the purpose of improving reliability and reducing maintenance costs.

Since 2008, Metrycom has been developing and deploying ultra-low power wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. The company enables power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations.

Our objective is to further develop our global client base and we are pleased to be able to participate in one of the world’s leading T&D event.

DistribuTECH is the largest U.S. event that covers the utility industry from end-to-end with 10,000 attendees and more than 480 exhibitors. In past years, San Diego has delivered the event’s highest-ever attendance numbers and the 2015 event is forecast to be no exception.

 

 

About Metrycom

Since 2008, Metrycom has been providing rapidly deployed ultra-low power consumption wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. We enable power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations. In 2010 Metrycom teamed up with the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), to utilize the experience and knowledge of both companies for the development of an inexpensive and practical solutions which resulted in a complete sensing and radio solution for high voltage lines that could be deployed live in on transmission lines.

Metrycom’s proprietary sensor solutions are now deployed by the IEC and additional power utilities worldwide for fault locating on long distance transmission and distribution lines, especially in remote rural areas. Through its sensor and data analysis technologies, Metrycom leads high voltage line monitoring and Smart T&D Grids sectors.

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IEC implements MetrySense4000 for High Voltage line monitoring

Tel Aviv, Israel – May 26, 2014

Metrycom Communication Ltd., a leading T&D Grid Monitoring Company announced today that Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) has implemented its solution for monitoring additional 100km of its high voltage transmission lines for the purpose of improving power quality and reducing maintenance costs.

Since 2008, Metrycom has been developing and deploying ultra-low power wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. The company enables power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from insulator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations.

Following three years of stringent field tests of Metrycom’s solution, IEC has decided to deploy Metrycom’s MetrySense-4000 solution in order to monitor additional 100km of 161kV and 400kV high voltage grid lines.

Grid lines’ Insulator strings get contaminated over time by the accumulation of dust, industrial, coastal and agricultural pollution and lose their isolation properties, resulting in power interruptions and potential power supply failures. Electric companies spend millions of dollars every year in washing operations of insulator strings in order to remove the contamination. Metrycom’s system enables IEC to gain greater visibility on the grid lines, find the location of the contaminated insulators, and direct the washing operations to the exact locations where they are needed. It then monitors in real time the effectiveness of the wash, ensures its accurate application and thereby helps to reduce the overall maintenance costs.

“Following extensive field tests of MetrySense system we are very happy to expand the deployment of MetrySense system that enables IEC to improve quality of service to our customers and significantly increase the efficiency of our maintenance operations.” says Dr. Adrian Bianu, Senior Vice President at IEC.

“The MetrySense-4000 system is unique of its kind, and is the result of many years of research and development and extensive field experience gained by close collaboration with IEC” says Liron Frenkel, founder and CEO of Metrycom. “This is the only system that provide real-time, accurate and cost-effective visibility of contamination level of insulators in high voltage power lines, and allows our customers to apply preventive maintenance scheme that improves power quality and reduces maintenance costs.”

Metrycom has also installed its systems in power utilities outside Israel and is currently getting ready to worldwide deployment.

 

About Metrycom

Since 2008, Metrycom has been providing rapidly deployed ultra-low power consumption wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. The company enables power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from contamination of insulator strings and faults, typically in remote locations. In 2010 Metrycom teamed up with the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), to utilize the experience and knowledge of both companies for the development of an inexpensive and practical solutions which resulted in a complete sensing and radio solution for high voltage lines that could be deployed live in on transmission lines.

About IEC

Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) is the main supplier of electrical power in Israel. IEC builds, maintains and operates power generation stations, sub-stations, as well as the transmission and distribution networks. The company employs over 12,000 employees, has a turnover of approximately $9 billion, and owns a generation capacity of approximately 13,000 Megawatt of electrical power.

Contact: Eran Edri, Metrycom  email: eran.e@metrycom.com

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Israel Delegation Visit to China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI)

Beijing, China, April 3, 2014

Metrycom’s CEO Liron Frenkel participated in a delegation of Israeli Smart Grid companies that visited CEPRI which aimed to enhance the exchange and cooperation on Smart Grid technology between China and Israel. The Israel Delegation comprised of General Managers and CTOs from 5 companies – GridOn, MTR, Nortex, MetryCom and RAD and was led by Mr. Hovov Ref, Counselor (Economic & Commercial Affairs ) and Mr. Elad Shaviv, CEO of the Israeli Smart Energy Association. The delegation also visited the UHV DC test base of State Grid Corp of China. Metrycom and CEPRI discussed possible cooperation between the companies in the field of monitoring contamination of high voltage insulators and fault detection in high and medium voltage power grids.

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Metrycom’s CEO participated in Israeli delegation at CIGEE

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cigee logoBeijing, China, March 2014, The 4th China International Smart Grid Construction Technology and Equipment Expo & 2014 Global Smart Grid (China) Summit (www.cigee-expo.com):

Metrycom’s CEO Liron Frenkel presented its products and innovation in a booth at the exhibition and attracted interested representatives of power utilities from China.

In addition, Mr. Frenkel gave a lecture at the conference entitled METRYSENSE SOLUTIONS, METRYSENSE解决方案 , Low-cost Smart Grid Solutions for High-Voltage Power Grids, 为高压电网设计的低成本智能电网解决方案

 

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Metrycom presents innovative tech at CleanTech Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, USA, March 2014:

The Cleantech Forum:  Metrycom was selected to participate and present its innovative technology during a session titled: Small Country, Big Dreams: Israel and the CleanTech Industry. The session hosted by the Israel Economic Mission to the US boasted Israel’s immense efforts in the general field of Cleantech, clean energy and technologies that enable to upgrade and improve energy infrastructures.

The Cleantech Forum, founded and managed by the Cleantech Group has emerged to become one of the most prestigious conferences in the area of Cleantech.

http://events.cleantech.com/sanfrancisco/

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First Metrycom Deployment in Brazil

During 2014, Metrycom conducted a successful pilot in Brazil and concluded its first sale in this leading smart grid market. “The Brazilian market offers a huge opportunity as many of its distribution networks are extremely long and as a result fault location is a time consuming and expensive process” says Metrycom CEO Liron Frenkel.

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Metrycom has been nominated among 14 companies to watch by Smart Grid News

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Metrycom Communication Ltd., a leading T&D Grid Monitoring Company announced that it was selected to the “14 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2014” by Smart Grid News, a leading provider of news and analyses for the modernization and automation of electric power.

Since 2008, Metrycom has been providing rapidly deployed ultra-low power wireless sensor solutions for large area applications. The company enables power utilities to gain better visibility on their transmission and distribution lines, which suffer from isolator strings contamination and faults, typically in remote locations. Metrycom developed its unique industrial grade solutions in close cooperation with Israel Electric Corporation, Israel’s national electrical utility, which provides access to live grid, actual data and precious experience.

Today Metrycom provides power utilities world-wide proven, resilient, field tested connectivity solutions for monitoring high voltage transmission and distribution grids. Its solutions include low-power, long-lasting, self configurable mesh radio networks, remote units connected to smart sensors, sophisticated detection algorithms for the evolution of electrical arches over contaminated isolator strings and easy-to-use monitoring software to be used in control rooms of power utilities.

Metrycom is committed to become a center of excellence where innovative technologies are developed and combined into sophisticated in-expensive solutions required to solve the needs of electrical utilities in improving grid visibility, reducing maintenance costs, increasing safety and modernizing equipment.

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Metrycom at the Smart Grid Forum 2012

Sao Paulo, BRAZIL, October 17, 2012, Smart Grid Forum

Metrycom held its first booth in an important international Smart Grid event, where it presented its products and their advantage for rural networks. During the event Eran Edri, Metrycom’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing met several Brazilian electrical power companies and vendors. Following this event the company partnered with a Brazilian company through which it began relationships with several potential customers in Brazil. (www.smartgrid.com.br )

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Liron Frenkel speaks on the detection of contamination over HV lines

PARIS, August 2012, International Council of Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)

RO Conference LogoLiron Frenkel, founder and CEO of Metrycom presented the results of the research carried out together with Alexander Levinzon, Dr.Daniel Kottick, and Dr. Roman Kuijnik of Israel Electric Corporation on Online Wireless PD Monitoring System for Detection of Contamination over High Voltage Power Overhead Transmission Lines. (http://www.cigre.org/Events/Session/Session-2012/)

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In the age of Smart Grid, the use of new monitoring sensors in transmission networks, has become vital from a techno-economical perspective. Contaminated insulators in polluted areas may lead to flashovers and outages if they are not cleaned periodically. Resulting voltage sags and interruptions to the supply voltage, can cause considerable loss of capital to industry and penalties to electric utility companies, as there are numerous industries that depend upon the availability of an uninterrupted power supply. Leakage current measurements have been used in the past to predict flashovers over insulators, and Partial Discharge (PD) detection and measurements with corona day-light cameras are now in development and use. This paper evaluates the feasibility of using an online wireless PD sensing system and online wireless sensor network for predicting flashovers over insulator strings of high voltage transmission lines. The paper describes practical considerations concerning the installation, maintenance and functionality of wireless PD sensor systems, discusses the economical benefits of using such a system, and provides results from a field trial of monitoring ceramic isolator strings over 400kV and 161kV transmission lines. (link to the article on this website)