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The Tantalus Utility Network (TUNet®) is a highly efficient communications network that provides the capacity, feature-rich functionality, and scalability utilities need to ensure Smart Grid success.
TUNet maximizes the benefits while minimizing the cost and complexity of grid modernization. It's a hybrid network that allows a utility to choose its preferred WAN transport method (220 MHz & 900 MHz RF, Fiber, WiFi, GPRS), combined with a self-initiating, self-healing 900 MHz LAN that efficiently routes data to and from electric, water & gas meters, distribution equipment as well as in-home energy management devices.
Together this forms a two-way, long range network that is effective, affordable, flexibly deployed, and serves densely populated urban centers, high demand industrial areas as well as tough, rural territories.
Tantalus designed all TUNet products and applications – from meter modules to in-home load control devices to communications infrastructure – to adhere to strict industry standards and function flawlessly in extreme environmental and operational conditions.
Data is delivered in standard formats so that integration with legacy systems such as billing, CIS, GIS, OMS and other mission critical applications is simple. Furthermore, it offers the freedom to implement new networking and data management & analysis technologies so a utility can take full advantage of opportunities as they emerge.