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Product Development for Power Line Communication (PLC/BPL) Systems

The client wanted to develop a product that can acquire data from their meter units installed at the consumer's premises. A system capable of acquiring, transferring and archiving the data had to be in place, replacing the existing traditional method which was error prone and expensive to operate. The system needed to be integrated with the existing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for increasing the operational efficiency.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Prodapt
    Prodapt is a two-decade-old consulting & managed services provider, singularly focused on the telecom/DSP (digital service provider) ecosystem that helps clients transform their IT, products, operations, and networks to meet their strategic objectives.
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Data Management Platforms
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Electrical Grids
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Business Operation
  • USE CASES
  • Energy Management System
  • ABOUT CUSTOMER
  • The client is a leading provider of power line communication (PLC/BPL) systems and solutions, enabling organizations to develop Smart Grid applications over existing electrical networks. They have a highly-integrated electrical network based system, which
  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • Undisclosed
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Other frequency
  • SOLUTION
  • Prodapt designed data acquisition software that enables the collection of data from all the 'Smart' units distributed on the electricity grid. It was implemented using Java Enterprise Edition. The system processes the information received from the 'Smart' units, then transfers it to the Utility OS System for network monitoring, diagnosis, management and control. A web-based user interface has been provided for reporting and administering the software interfaces.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Cycle Times, Operation Performance, Product Lifecycle
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Cost Reduction - R&D]
    Reduced the cost of the product development cycle
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Quality Assurance]
    Improved the product quality
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    Decreased new product release cycle time by 20% ahead of product roadmap

    Benefit #2

    Reduced post-release changes by 70%

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