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05/11/2015

Key4biz:Tiesse, here are the made-in-Italy routers for the Smart Grids of the future

Tiesse is focussing on the development of smart grids and, following the tender won with Enel, is looking to support the growth of the Italian market

by the Editorial Staff | @Key4biz | 5 November 2015, at 12:35

Focus on the development of Smart Grids, intelligent electricity grids that in the coming years will be one of the pillars of the Smart Cities of the future. This is one of the strategic objectives of Tiesse, the Ivrea company specialised in professional connection technologies for M2Ms and routers, entirely made in Italy, for fixed (ADSL, HDSL, G.SHDL, VDLS2) and mobile (GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE) networks. Solutions designed to introduce "intelligence" into networks and convey the enormous mass of data which, with the explosion of the Internet of Things, will be produced by electricity grids.

It is no coincidence that Tiesse is looking with great attention to the development of Smart Grids, a sector in which Italy is at the forefront in Europe in terms of investment in R&D and projects already underway. Tiesse has already developed a wide range of dedicated products, which enabled it to be selected by Enel for an important project recently awarded (read the press release). As a tribute to all-Italian technologies, Tiesse products have given names reminiscent of the beautiful country, such as Imola, Lipari and Levanto. In detail, these are networking solutions that include routers and devices for the remote management and control of Primary Substations, 4G remote control devices via LTE/HSDPA networks; devices for M2M remote control of meters via GPRS and GSM; and, finally, devices designed for Smart Grids, for 4G grid management.

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But what are Smart Grids and why are they important?

Smart Grids are electricity networks that can intelligently integrate the actions of all users connected to them - generators, consumers and those that do both - in order to efficiently deliver electricity supplies in a sustainable, economic and secure manner. With the Smart Grid concept comes the ability to analyse, monitor, control and communicate with the electricity distribution and transmission system in order to optimise system efficiency and help save energy. In this way, the grids become intelligent and produce a huge amount of information that improves the system, rendering it more effective, efficient and sustainable. There is thus a shift from a one-way distribution system, from the generator to the consumer, to a two-way system, which via smart metering of the smart meters allows consumption data to be collected in real time.

The objective is to create a dialogue between the electricity grids and the telecommunications networks which is as fast and smart as possible, in order to multiply the M2M transmission capacity that will be the backbone of the new networks of the future.