Radio Frequency Laboratories (RFL), Part of Aclara, Honored with Utilities Technology Council’s 2019 UTC IMPACT Award
Innovative RFL eXmux 4500 Multi-Service Access & Transport Platform Enables Electric Utilities to Migrate Efficiently from Legacy TDM Infrastructures to IP Packet-based Networks
ST. LOUIS, August 1, 2019 – The RFL™ product line, now part of Aclara’s business unit under Hubbell Power Systems, is the recipient of the Utilities Technology Council’s 2019 UTC IMPACT Award in the hardware category for its RFL eXmuxÒ 4500 Multi-Service Access & Transport (MSAT) platform.
Presented at the UTC Telecom & Technology Conference, the IMPACT Awards honor UTC Associate Member Organizations that are making a great impact on the industry through an innovative and proven solution. The Utilities Technology Council is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory and technological environment for companies that own, manage or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business.
The RFL eXmux 4500 system solves an industry-wide dilemma by enabling electric utilities to migrate from their legacy time-division multiplexing (TDM) infrastructures to Internet Protocol (IP), packet-based networks, upgrading substation communication infrastructures without having to replace legacy applications and while maintaining reliability, operational network performance, and security.
“In discussions with power utilities across the country, it became apparent that they needed a solution to help them bridge the gap between their legacy TDM networks and IP packet-based solutions, which are the future of utility communications,” commented Emmanuel Duvelson, Product Manager, RFL Products, Hubbell Power Systems. “We are honored that the UTC has recognized the ability of the RFL eXmux 4500 MSAT platform to help utilities migrate TDM communications to IP in a planned and seamless way.”
The RFL eXmux 4500 Access & Transport System allows power utilities to migrate to IP by upgrading substation communication infrastructures without having to replace legacy applications or compromise reliability. It features a drag-and-drop user interface that offers a guided approach to provisioning and helps engineers of all experience levels connect TDM to an IP network in a few hours. The system is future proof, allowing an orderly switchover from TDM to IP. TDM payload cards in the equipment can be replaced with Ethernet boards in the same slot.
Learn more about how the RFL eXmux 4500 MSAT Platform addresses the challenges of network migration and infrastructure upgrades for power utilities. For information about product features and benefits, visit the RFL website.
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About Hubbell Power Systems
Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (HPS) is a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated and an international manufacturer of quality transmission, distribution, substation, OEM and telecommunications products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction and electric, gas and water utility applications. With revenues of $1.1 billion, HPS operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. The headquarters is located in Columbia, South Carolina.
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