Radiocrafts AS now expands their Wireless M-Bus product line with a new module using the 169 MHz band for long range Automatic Meter Reading (AMR). The module is compliant with the new prEN 13757-4:2011, operating in the new harmonized frequency band for meter reading in Europe.
Based on a proposal from Radiocrafts, a new narrowband communication mode has been defined in the Wireless M-Bus standard. The combination of VHF frequency, true narrowband operation and high output power, gives superior communication range and coverage even in urban environments. The typical range is 1.5 km in urban areas and 20-40 km in open terrain with quarter-wave antennas.
See the press release for more information.