Synergize® RF Electric
The Aclara Synergize RF Electric communications network for electric utilities offers unmatched performance and expandability while providing dependable, two-way communications reaching over 99% of endpoints during outages. With limited maintenance needs and high reliability, Synergize RF offers the best total cost of ownership solution for electric utilities.
The Synergize RF point-to-multipoint network lets each meter communicate directly with at least two data collection unit (DCU) to create efficient paths, resulting in faster and more reliable meter reads.
Reliability through Redundancy
The system uses a licensed 450-470 MHz spectrum that transmits farther than 900 MHz systems with reduced signal path loss. Signals at this frequency propagate better in and around buildings and other obstructions to provide consistently dependable coverage ideal for urban, suburban and rural service areas.
Faster, Less Costly Deployment
Enhanced signal propagation means fewer DCUs are required, resulting in faster deployment and lower capital investment.
The utility-controlled, private network operates on its own, independent FCC-issued channels. Security features include NIST-compliant authenticated messaging utilizing DTLS protocol with high level AES-256 encryption for high data integrity.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Compared with many RF networks, the Synergize RF network multipoint design and use of licensed spectrum requires up to 35% less operational and capital costs, reducing project cost across the entire system lifecycle.