Radiocrafts AS, a leading provider of RF modules announced today the new expanded feature set for the 169 MHz Wireless M-Bus module for long range Automatic Meter Reading (AMR). The new module includes all features necessary for secure two-way communication between meter and concentrator. The module contains the industry leading Wireless M-Bus stack, supporting all physical layers, MAC layers and frame formats, transport and security layers. All critical timing for two-way communication is handled by the module, along with very low power features for extended battery lifetime.
The module is fully compliant with the new prEN 13757-4:2011, operating in the new harmonized frequency band for meter reading in Europe. Radiocrafts was the driving force behind the addition of 169 MHz into the EN 13757-4 Wireless M-Bus standard, and was the first to launch a compact 500 mW RF module according to the new standard. The combination of VHF frequency, true narrowband operation and high output power, gives superior communication range and coverage even in urban environments. The typical range is 1.5 km in urban areas and 20-40 km in open terrain with quarter-wave antennas.
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