The industrial IoT is transforming the way we manage our grid. With dispersing equipment connected to the Internet, we can monitor the status of the whole system anytime anywhere from a single screen, keep track of all the points and conduct timely maintenance. A smarter grid not only delivers an easier life for utility users, but also frees people from inefficient, redundant manual labor.
InHand Networks provides 4G LTE routers and gateways for distribution automation applications. InHand IWOS overhead line system helps utilities achieve fault Detection, Grid Analytics and Preventive Maintenance.
Medium voltage distribution line sensor, concentrator and cloud-based grid AI analytics software for accurate fault detection & location for distribution networks by leveraging big data analytics and artificial intelligence. The system significantly shortens response and treatment time of overhead line faults and allows utilities to improve reliability and efficiency.
By connecting the FTUs and TTUs to the electric power wireless private network, InHand’s industrial cellular modem InDTU ensures reliable and stable data communications between secondary equipment and the main station, freeing technicians from traveling to remote areas. The InDTU is proven by China State Grid and China Southern Grid with more than 500,000 units deployed.
Intelligent substations that are based on high-capacity 4G LTE enable utilities to respond to changing loads, manage brownout and blackouts or even contain grid-wide collapse events with real-time remote monitoring and controls.
Substation is an important part in the power distribution network. The IR900 offers reliable, uninterrupted connectivity to substations, allowing power utilities to observe the power consumption status, detect potential problems, shorten outage duration, thus improving the quality of power supply.
With InHand embedded LTE CAT 1 router, the ConnectDER™ meter enables easy and rapid connection of grid-ready distributed energy resources (DERs), especially solar photovoltaic systems.
Reliable and intelligent communication network is a key component to the success of transmission and distribution of electric power to large areas. InHand’s InSwitch ISM series unmanaged industrial switches offeres reliable communications between field devices and utility’s SCADA system.
Integrating intelligent sensor technology, signal processing, and artificial intelligence, the InHand Wireless Overhead-line Monitoring System (IWOS) helps China State Grid accurately identify fault types and quickly locate the faulty section on power lines, thus largely shortening response and processing time of power line faults, and improving power supply reliability.