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Smart Grid Wireless Solutions


wireless utilities management Raveon’s data radio products are well-suited for wireless meter reading, wireless SCADA and power grid management. VHF and UHF radio frequencies over very long range communication ability, and with the fastest transmit / receive turn around time in its class, hundreds of thousands of meters may be polled or report-in every day on a single radio channel.

Features of Raveon’s Wireless Data Modems for the Smart Grid

  • RS232, RS422, digita, USB, and RS485 serial interface options.
  • Very economical solutions. Raveon has narrow-band radio modems for under $190.
  • Easy to use with built-in smart radio modem. Data In = Data Out.
  • Works with MODBUS, DNP, and most serial SCADA protocols.
  • Tech Series Enclosures have General Purpose IO (GPIO) to control with MODBUS.
  • Internal ARM processor with spare resources to run custom applications and protocols.
  • 1/2-5 watts of RF output in the VHF(136-174MHz) and UHF(402-512MHz) bands. Other bands available.
  • Range of 1-10 miles urban, 5-50 miles rural, 10-120miles line-of-site.
  • Ultra-fast T-R switching time of 3mS
  • Store-and-forward repeater capability
  • Exceeding all FCC part 22 and 90 requirements.
  • Remote “Ping” capability

Private Networks or Internet Cloud uses Long Range RF

Data Radio Modems can link your Slaves to your Master.  If you have a large system, and need multiple base stations, use Raveon’s data radio modems with a Cigorn Gateway to route data exactly like you want it to go. Cigorn is free open-source code. Raveon is welcome to configure it for you.

And save money by using our modems with GPIO, so you don’t have to buy Slave devices and buy radios, just buy  our Tech Series radios with the GPIO interface to read your sensors and control your things.

Products for the Wireless Smart Grid

M7 Wireless Modem

M7s Series UHF Wireless Modems

Ideal for data collection applications, the M7 series of products features: 1/2-5 watts of RF output in the 450-480MHz (other bands available), range of 5-50 miles, ultra-fast T-R switching time of 3mS, store-and-forward repeater capability, remote “Ping” capability, voltage, temperature, and current monitoring, and RS232/422/485 interfaces available.  Perfect for SCADA, remote control, telemetry, mobile-data, and AVL applications.

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M7s Series VHF Wireless Modems

With similar features as the UHF M7 series, the VHF M7 operate in the 136-174MHz band, providing even longer-range communications. The power-efficient design uses less power than any other brand radio modem in its class. It powers on/of very quickly, for very low-power sleep applications.

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Low-cost Embedded Wireless modems.


Raveon has a number of VHF and UHF radio modules that are well suited for monitoring and controlling the smart grid.

Let us customize one of our designs to meet your system and cost goals.

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 radio to IP gateway Cigorn Wireless GatewayRaveon’sCigorn Gateway is an easy to manage gateway/router. It is simple to deploy, data centric, and very bandwidth efficient.  It dynamically assigns wireless bandwidth to operate even when 100% of the subscriber devices need to communicate. It provides a single interface to a wide-area network of radio modems.


Cigorn is optimized for applications such as meter-reading, utility-monitoring, and GPS tracking. The Cigorn Gateway is built using powerful computing hardware, feature-rich software, and sophisticated communication protocols. But because Giga-bytes of RAM are cheap, GHz processors are cheap, and Open Source Linux software is free and reliable, the Cigorn Gatway is more sophisticated than comparable systems, and yet costs very little to deploy.

Use Cigorn Gateways to consolidate all your wireless interfaces, modems, protocols, and links into one manageable device.

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Filed under: Industry information, System Design | Posted on September 25th, 2015 by chris sonnenberg

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