Tantalus, a provider of smart grid communications, announced the availability of TRUCheck, a transformer metering and monitoring solution designed electric utilities. This application joins the full suite of TUNet (Tantalus Utility Network) products for residential and commercial applications for public power.
TRUCheck will allow utilities to use real-time meter data to address the highest-value levels of electric transformer monitoring.
TRUCheck is designed as a meter vendor agnostic device that incorporates ABB LVS sensors with an ANSI-standard socket that accepts data collected by any 4S or 9S smart meter.
This advantage allows any utility with existing investments in AMI to further leverage their smart meters for advanced applications such as asset monitoring and protection, theft detection/reduction, blink detection, tampering notifications, all from a single device.