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BC Hydro says that 2000 smart meters can be served by a Single collector antenna.

There will be approximately 1,800 collectors installed across BC

Please Scroll Down to see Maps and Photos of Mesh Collectors in British Columbia

 

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SPECS – Cisco 1000 Series / Itron Routers

MESH Network by Itron, BC Hydro, ROGERS and TELUS

CISCO 1000 Series Cell Router replaced the older Itron model of routers beginning in AUGUST 2012

Cisco GridBlocks Architecture: A Reference for Utility Network Design http://www.cisco.com/web/strategy/docs/energy/overview_gba.pdf Cisco’s New Smart Grid Push www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/cisco-new-smart-grid-push-networks-within-networks/ Cisco launches smart grid field area networking, architecture services and a network management system to manage it all. BC Hydro will be Cisco’s first NMS customer, rolling it out to manage a Cisco-Itron FAN/smart meter system meant to connect 1.9 million meters and thousands of other grid “endpoints” by the end of 2012. Cisco rolls more routers for smart grids rfdesignline.com/electronics-news/4235392/Cisco-rolls-more-routers-for-smart-grids Itron and Cisco deliver IPv6-based smart grid platform www.ebmag.com/Industry-News/itron-and-cisco-deliver-ipv6-based-smart-grid-platform.html “The Itron-Cisco partnership was a real game changer,” said Gary Murphy, BC Hydro’s chief project officer for the Smart Metering Program. “The ability to leverage our infrastructure with Itron’s smart grid solution and Cisco’s Connected Grid networking and security capabilities is a great stepping stone into smart grid. We will be able to leverage it for years to come.” [box type="info"]

Note : ITRON Routers ( Two antennas ) were replaced in August 2012 with Cisco 1000 series Routers which can have up to Eight antennas. Most BC Hydro Cisco Routers currently have Four Antennas[/box]

 

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MESH Network with Cell Tower or Satellite Network found in many locations

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BC Hydro Smart Meter MESH Network with additional MTI Wireless Edge antenna 1.78 – 1.85 GHz

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The Older 2011 model of MESH Network by Itron, BC Hydro and TELUS - Number 1 Road, Richmond BC

Smart Grid Cell Router by Itron

AUGUST 2011

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MESH Network by Itron, BC HYDRO and TELUS - Hwy 10, Langley Bypass, Langley BC Smart Grid Cell Router by Itron

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MESH Network by Itron, BC Hydro and TELUS ,  Port Hardy BC 

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Openway Intergrated Cell Router – PDF

 

 

 

Collector Locations in British Columbia (PDF)

 

Itron releases collector design from March 2012

http://emrabc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/OpenWay_SmartGridCellRouter.pdf
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Itron and Cisco Launch Next-Generation Smart Grid Platform

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

MESH Network Antennas by Itron Itron OpenWay Mesh Network

Mesh Collector – (PDF)   Mesh Repeater – (PDF)   Drive By Collection – (PDF)

Regions using Itron Centron II : California, Conneticut, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia Itron OpenWay Meters that use Mesh networks are sending and receiving signals considerably more often then Drive by Data collectio MESH Network Antenna in Main Street, Vancouver BC  ( WIFI )

 

MESH Network Antennas in Toronto Ontario

Read about the “Keg” antennas used in Ontario

 

 

 

  

Not Convinced it is an Issue?

Watch this video of an active Collector Measured in Richmond BC

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNrRIFkiHKM

 

Measuring an Itron Openway Cell Relay - California

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMasG5EQ340

 

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Itron Openway Cell Relay (Collector) in Michigan

Here is a collector meter located on the corner of Haines and Farnsworth Road in Lapeer, Michigan. Notice how it is almost twice as thick as a regular smart meter. Collector meters collect data from numerous other smart meters. They can be mounted on homes or businesses, or, like the one here, an a utility box. They are receiving more signals than other meters and so being near one can be even more detrimental to your health than being in the vicinity of a regular smart meter. Learn more about collector meters at  http://www.smartmetereducationnetwork.com/smart-meters-what-they-are-and-what-they-do.php#2a4

 

MORE DATA ABOUT CELL RELAYS

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BC HYDRO – Smart Meter ( Wireless / Constant )

BC HYDRO – Smart Meter Router ( Wireless / Constant )

FORTISBC GAS METER ( Wireless Collector networked to Smart Meter )

WATER METERS ( Wireless activated by Drive By Collection )

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Smart Meters - Not In Our Homes and Backyards!

by “Public Exposure” Film Co-Producer Mary Beth Brangan

She encourages listeners and viewers to join the growing nation-wide citizen / ratepayer resistance to this dangerous greenwashed corporate assault on democratic choice, public health, safety, privacy, property rights and national energy security. The industry is paying serious note to the growing pushback.

“MESH WIFI means an increase in radiation, Every 2 to 47 seconds”

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Stratford Ontario becomes a “Smart City” with MESH Network

http://www.motorola.com/web/Business/_Documents/Case%20studies/_Static%20files/Stratford%20CS%20FINAL.pdf Smart metering, city wide mesh-enabled wireless broadband connectivity for multiple departments, residents and businesses

Health Effects from the Stratford MESH NETWORK

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Assessment of Radiofrequency

Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters

Sage Associates  Santa Barbara, CA  USA January 1, 2011 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS INTRODUCTION

  • How Smart Meters Work
  • Mandate
  • Purpose of this Report
  • Conditions that Affect Radiofrequency Radiation Levels from Meters
  • Framing Questions

HOW THEY WORK

  • Mesh Network
  • Smart Meter(s) and collector meters
  • Power Transmitters

METHODOLOGY APPLICABLE PUBLIC SAFETY LIMITS

  • FCC Bulletin OET 65 Guidelines (Time-Averaging Limits)
  • ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1992, 1999 (Peak Power Limits)

RESULTS, FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS APPENDIX A

  • Tables A1 – A16 RF Power Density vs. Distance Tables
  • Tables A17-A32 (Nursery at 11” Summary Tables)
  • Tables A33-A48 (Kitchen at 28” Summary Tables)

APPENDIX B

  • Tables 1 – 33 – Data Tables, FCC Violation Tables, Health Comparisons

APPENDIX C

  • Sensitivity of the Eye and Testes to RF Radiation

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Smart meter company buys Mesh WiFi vendor SkyPilot

May 31, 2009 — 12:39am ET | By Lynnette Luna

Smart meter company Trilliant said it acquired WiFi infrastructure provider SkyPilot Network to help it compete in the smart grid market. Trilliant said the acquisition will be a complement to its shorter-range “SecureMesh” technology, which is based on Zigbee, to link meter collection points. SkyPilot has developed a longer range mesh WiFi technology that can propagate up to 10 miles or more. According to Eric Miller, Trilliant’s chief solutions officer, the combination of the two technologies have already been integrated in a project with municipal utility Milton Hydro in Ontario, Canada as well as another unnamed utility. Interestingly, a number of players have been coalescing around several technologies–fiber, cellular, satellite and WiMAX. http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/smart-meter-company-buys-mesh-wifi-vendor-skypilot/2009-05-31

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Information about the Ontario Motorola Keg  ”Mesh Wide Area Network”

 

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Missouri Mesh Network

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Texas Mesh Network

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Montreal Quebec Canada – Mesh Network

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Collector Locations in British Columbia (PDF)

 

 

Vancouver BC - BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Vancouver BC – BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Vancouver 439 Helmcken Street

Vancouver 439 Helmcken Street

Vancouver 439 Helmcken Street

Vancouver 439 Helmcken Street

 

North Vancouver - Civic Place Mews - BC Hydro Cisco Collector Router

North Vancouver – Civic Place Mews – BC Hydro Cisco Collector Router

Surrey BC - BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Surrey BC – BC Hydro Cisco Routers

 

Richmond BC - BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Richmond BC – BC Hydro Cisco Routers

 

Port Moody BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Port Moody BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Coquitlam BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Coquitlam BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Port Coquitlam BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Port Coquitlam BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

 

Pitt Meadows BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Pitt Meadows BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

 

Maple Ridge BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Maple Ridge BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

 

Mission BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Mission BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

 

Burnaby BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Burnaby BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

 

Cowichan BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Cowichan BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

 

Delta BC - BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Delta BC – BC Hydro Cisco Routers

 

 

White Rock BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

White Rock BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Vernon BC - BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Vernon BC – BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Celista BC – BC Hydro Collector

499 Main St. McBride   - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

499 Main St. McBride – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

 

Kamloops BC - BC Hydro Collectors ( Cisco Itron Mesh Network )

Kamloops BC – BC Hydro Collectors ( Cisco Itron Mesh Network )

 

Naniamo BC - BC Hydro Collectors ( Cisco Itron Mesh Network )

Naniamo BC – BC Hydro Collectors ( Cisco Itron Mesh Network )

Dover Rd, Naniamo BC - BC Hydro Collectors ( Cisco Itron Mesh Network )

Dover Rd, Naniamo BC – BC Hydro Collectors ( Cisco Itron Mesh Network )

 

5530 Cherry Creek Road - Port Alberni, BC - BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

5530 Cherry Creek Road – Port Alberni, BC – BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Port Alberni Christian School - Cherry Creek Road - Port Alberni, BC - BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Port Alberni Christian School – Cherry Creek Road – Port Alberni, BC – BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Errington, BC - BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Errington, BC – BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Coombs, BC - BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Coombs, BC – BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Campbell River - BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Campbell River – BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Victoria BC - BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

Victoria BC – BC Hydro Collector Router (Cisco Mesh Network)

 

Victoria - BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Victoria – BC Hydro Cisco Routers

 

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Quadra Street – Victoria – BC Hydro Itron Cisco Router

 

Veteran Street - Victoria - BC Hydro Cisco Routers

Veteran Street – Victoria – BC Hydro Cisco Routers

 

865 Deloume Rd Mill Bay BC - BC Hydro Cisco Routers

865 Deloume Rd Mill Bay BC – BC Hydro Cisco Routers

 

Hollywood Road - Qualicum Beach, BC  - BC Hydro Itron Cisco Collector Router

Hollywood Road – Qualicum Beach, BC – BC Hydro Itron Cisco Collector Router

 

Sidney - BC Hydro Itron Cisco Router

Sidney – BC Hydro Itron Cisco Router

Cordova Bay - BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Cordova Bay – BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Gabriola Island - BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Gabriola Island – BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

 

Gabriola Island - BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

Gabriola Island – BC Hydro Cisco Itron Collector

 

Pender Island - BC Hydro Smart Meter MESH Network with additional MTI Wireless Edge antenna 1.78 – 1.85 GHz

Pender Island – BC Hydro Smart Meter MESH Network with additional MTI Wireless Edge antenna 1.78 – 1.85 GHz

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BC HYDRO – Smart Meter ( Wireless / Constant )

BC HYDRO – Smart Meter Router / Repeater ( Wireless / Constant )

WATER METERS ( Wireless activated by Drive By Collection )
FORTISBC GAS METER ( Wireless networked with Smart Meter )