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Smart Metering Operations Suite
For more than a century, GE has provided utilities around the world with robust and reliable solutions that maximize the operational efficiencies of the electric grid. Continuing that legacy, GE offers its Smart Metering Operations Suite (SMOS). SMOS is a head-end solution a software application that communicates with, acquires, stores, processes and publishes data from smart meters.

SMOS has market leading scalability, performance, security and extensibility and provides the tools needed to manage, operate and monitor a utility's smart meter estate.

Key Benefits
  • Improved business efficiency through remote management, operation and monitoring of smart meters
  • Reduced risk through out-of-the-box integration with selected communication technology providers and GE metering products
  • Improved operational metrics through reduced event-to-action delivered by flexible multi-channel event propagation technology
  • Reduced complexity of regulatory compliance through automated reporting
  • Improved business efficiency through automated Key Performance Indicator Monitoring
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership as modular design enables buy what you need licensing
  • Fast track to a low risk, low cost AMI pilot with a secure, multi-tenancy architecture and out-of-the-box integration
  • SMOS 4.1 supports Oracle Database 11g R2, Oracle Linux 5.5 and Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Manage, Operate, Monitor
SMOS provides utilities with the tools to manage, operate and monitor their smart meter estate. These tools provide visibility and functionality to the critical information below.
  • Role based access control
  • Remote meter configuration management
  • Flexible reporting framework
  • Flexible data export framework
  • Flexible SOA interfaces
  • Deployment interfaces
  • Secure, authenticated remote communication
  • Remote over the air firmware update
  • Automated scheduling and on demand operations
  • Automated re-try read process
  • Key performance indicator dashboard
  • Smart data viewer
  • Exception management and reporting
  • Event notification and event propagation
  • User authentication and logging
  • Audit logging
  • Exception logging
Interoperable and Standard Compliant
SMOS reduces risk for utilities through out-of-the-box integration with select products and through compliance with several standards.
  • Interoperable with GE and third-party meters through standard communication protocols including IEC 62056 (DLMS/COSEM)
  • Delivers enterprise integration via a Service Oriented Architecture
  • Supports a standard common information model and data exchange protocol, compliant with IEC 61869-9
  • Supports a broad range of communication technologies including 2G (GPRS), 3G, 4G, wireless PTMP (2.4 GHz)
  • Supports the following GE meters:
  • IEC Smart Electric Meters (SGM3000, SGM1300 and SGM1000 platforms)
  • IEC Smart Gas Meter G4 ZV
  • ANSI Smart Electric Meters (I-210 and KV2c platforms)
Scalable Enterprise Solution
SMOS has been designed and developed by GE as a mission critical software application and has been shown to be incrementally scalable and capable of supporting up to 100 million smart meters. SMOS can be configured to operate on a variety of hardware platforms; SMOS running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine has demonstrated massive scalability and secure high performance data processing (more than 3.4 billion data items per hour).

Components of the scalable SMOS solution include:

  • Modular, head-end solution
  • Extensible architecture enables multi-protocol and multi-communication technology support
  • Multi-tenancy features support Grid IQ Solutions as a Service delivery
  • Can be delivered as a secure, high availability solution
  • Global language support available
Application Example: SMOS as a component of Grid IQ Solutions as a Service
SMOS, as part of GE’s Grid IQ SaaS solution, provides utilities with pre-integrated hardware and software packages that enable an accelerated, low risk, and low up-front cost Smart Grid deployment. To learn more about GE’s Grid IQ SaaS offerings, please click here.