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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

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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

 

  

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

 

 

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 )