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Upgrade Your Meter to 4G LTE

Monday, May 3, 2021
Categories : Products
Tag : Meters

As technology advances, faster, better options become more readily available. With the legacy 2G and 3G cellular technologies soon going away, it’s time to upgrade your metering application to a 4G LTE cell modem that is securely located inside our JEMStar II High Accuracy Revenue Meter. 

Some providers have already discontinued their 2G and 3G services and many others will sunset soon:

  • T-Mobile
    • 2G: December 2022
    • 3G: April 2022
  • Verizon Wireless
    • 2G and 3G: December 2022
  • Sprint
    • 2G and 3G: January 2022
  • AT&T
    • 2G: 2017
    • 3G: February 2022

The JEMStar II supports Verizon, Sprint and GSM (such as AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.). The 4G LTE cell modem is inside the meter, ‘under the glass,’ which eliminates the need to install and wire a separate unit and provides the added advantage of using the meters secure packaging. This new cell modem also features additional enhancements, including:

  • 8 simultaneous connections
  • Internal or external antenna (dependent on application)
  • Firmware updates over the air (FOTA)
  • Support of access point names (APN) and whitelisted IPs
  • Support for customer SIM’s

The 4G LTE cellular connection can be used for all meter communications, including meter configuration, retrieval of billing information to AMETEK software or third-party software applications and transmitting real-time measurements via DNP. For added security, the configurable ‘whitelist’ restricts access to specific IP addresses and prevents unauthorized access. All other meter communications (Optical, serial ports, dual Ethernet) can be utilized at the same time.

If you’re ready to discuss upgrading your outdated meters to the most accurate 4G LTE high accuracy revenue meter on the market, contact us.

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