Aclara’s New Through-The-Lid Antenna Couples Flexible Installation Options with High Performance
ANAHEIM, Calif. – June 8, 2015 – Aclara, a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure solutions to electric, gas and water utilities globally, introduces a robust through-the-lid antenna that provides a solution for every meter site, reaching 100 percent of meters in pits and vaults while providing exceptionally high read rates.
Aclara’s through-the-lid antenna offers utilities a flexible and complete solution for installing communications modules in meter pits and vaults. With the unit’s exclusive design and advanced technology, utilities can elect to reuse their existing metal lids or replace them with lids that radio frequency signals can penetrate. Modules installed with Aclara’s through-the-lid antenna provide equivalent communications performance to those mounted under composite-material lids.
The through-the-lid antenna installs easily through an industry-standard-sized hole drilled in the pit-lid. It attaches seamlessly to the Aclara STAR® network meter transmission unit, which, in turn, is connected to the meter.
The unit complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and delivers road- and traffic-rated performance. The antenna operates with single- or dual-port, standard- and extended-range meter transmission units.
For more information about the Aclara through-the-lid antenna, please visit Aclara at ACE 2015, Booth 438.