Aclara offers two communication networks for gas utilities: STAR RF and Synergize RF. Both of the networks are two-way communications for utilities on licensed 450 MHz – 470 MHz frequencies for all inbound and outbound communications between data collectors and endpoints. Aclara offers three customer engagement programs, namely behavioral efficiency program, customer self-services, and smart grid consumer engagement programs. Furthermore, the company offers a complete implementation service suite, namely, ProField, which integrates EPR tools for smart grid planning, meter deployment management, and post-rollout operations.
Aclara offers gas utility solutions under its smart infrastructure solutions category. Aclara has two software solution offerings under gas utility solutions: iiDEAS and STAR NCC. iiDEAS is a platform for utilities which offers a single, customizable interface for personnel to access the critical data to manage distribution infrastructure, optimize operations, and improve services. STAR Network Control Computing (NCC) is a meter reading system for gas utilities, and it delivers complete meter data through a communication network.
ACLARA TECHNOLOGIES LLC Presence in Smart Gas Solutions
Aclara Technologies has adopted inorganic as well as organic growth strategy. The company has launched
new platforms and products in the field of utilities, and it has acquired business divisions from Apex
CoVantage and Tollgrade Communications to enhance its existing product and solution portfolio. The
company focuses on emphasizing the need to evaluate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) instead of
focusing on the cost of initial implementation while selecting advanced metering and communications
networks. Furthermore, Aclara meters is also known for leading edge meters as the company has signed a
contract with Consolidated Edison, Inc. to supply electric smart meters for an Advanced Metering
Infrastructure (AMI) project covering New York City and Westchester County, and Orange & Rockland