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DSEI – What is it, and why should you attend?
Thomas Edward Binnie
Av Thomas Edward Binnie
Aug 21, 2017 12:29:50 PM

 

For almost anyone in the security or defence industry, this conference in London is a major deal. Let us explain why.

The top 5 pitfalls of AMS roll-outs
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Aug 8, 2017 8:30:00 AM

 

From a Distribution System Operators (DSO) perspective, building huge infrastructure projects is core business. Regardless...

7 reasons to choose RF mesh network in AMS
Ove Bastiansen
Av Ove Bastiansen
Jul 25, 2017 1:35:00 PM

For a distribution system operator (DSO) facing the roll-out of AMS (Advanced Metering System), the choice of platform for...

The best way to plan RF mesh networks
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Jul 19, 2017 3:30:00 PM

What is the best way for distribution system operators (DSOs) to implement automated meter readings (AMR aka. AMS) in their...

Integrated Test Evaluation and Acceptance (ITEA)
Thomas Edward Binnie
Av Thomas Edward Binnie
Jul 12, 2017 3:01:13 PM

 

 

ITEA (Integrated Test Evaluation and Acceptance) is the EUREKA Cluster programme supporting innovative, industry-driven,...

The 4 phases of the CARMEN value chain
Ingar Evjen
Av Ingar Evjen
Jun 15, 2017 3:31:43 PM

Learn how we mapped out and planned millions of smart meters using the 4 phase value chain of our communications planning...

Top 10 Talks to Look Forward to at NDC 2017
Ove Bastiansen
Av Ove Bastiansen
Jun 6, 2017 9:56:26 AM

NDC 2017 is right about to take off, and as usual it’s jam-packed with talks and presentations. It’s not always easy to know...

What is NDC and why should you attend?
Ove Bastiansen
Av Ove Bastiansen
Jun 2, 2017 4:23:07 PM

 

NDC – The Norwegian Developers’ Conference – is as the name would suggest a developers’ conference, started in 2008 by...

What to consider before planning your communications network
Ingar Evjen
Av Ingar Evjen
Apr 20, 2017 10:17:08 AM

 

Well prepared and well performed planning is crucial to secure an optimal communications infrastructure. This is not only...

BYOD - Bring your own device
Thomas Edward Binnie
Av Thomas Edward Binnie
Mar 28, 2017 9:29:25 AM

 

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), like many new tech trends, sounds perfect on paper. It’s a way of reducing workplace costs,...

How do we get good intelligence?
Halvor Nilsen
Av Halvor Nilsen
Mar 23, 2017 9:13:08 AM

 

If you look into manuals, doctrines or just plain google how to get good intelligence, you will sooner or later (rather...

What characterizes good military intelligence?
Halvor Nilsen
Av Halvor Nilsen
Mar 17, 2017 9:50:01 AM

 

Just as a blindfolded boxer would be severly handicapped in a fight, a military commander without intelligence is severly...

What is the Difference Between Knowledge and Intelligence?
Halvor Nilsen
Av Halvor Nilsen
Mar 15, 2017 9:04:51 AM

 

Both knowledge and intelligence play important roles in decision making. Both represent a refinement of pieces of...

Platform Agnostic Development - targeting multiple platforms in parallel
Thomas Edward Binnie
Av Thomas Edward Binnie
Mar 9, 2017 9:25:25 AM

 

How can ISVs cope with the explosion of new platforms such as programming languages, hardware architectures and software...

Command and Control C4IS
Asgeir Myhre
Av Asgeir Myhre
Mar 2, 2017 8:47:23 AM

Command and control is executed by people, (at least until the robots take over completely), but ICT solutions can provide...

KKI 2: Kommando- og kontroll C4IS
Asgeir Myhre
Av Asgeir Myhre
Mar 2, 2017 8:28:25 AM

Kommando- og kontroll utøves av mennesker (i hvert fall inntil robotene tar helt over), men IKT-løsninger kan gi svært...

Command and Control - C2
Asgeir Myhre
Av Asgeir Myhre
Feb 27, 2017 9:06:56 AM

 

In 1994 Microsoft launched a comprehensive and expensive global marketing campaign. One of the elements was the slogan:...

KKI 1: Kommando- og kontroll informasjonssystemer
Asgeir Myhre
Av Asgeir Myhre
Feb 27, 2017 8:35:51 AM

 

Søkebegrepet “kommando og kontroll” gir omtrent 320.000 treff på Google. Disse omtaler for det meste militære...

Which LPWAN protocol to choose for your IoT-project?
Sindre Kopland-Hansen
Av Sindre Kopland-Hansen
Feb 23, 2017 9:05:14 AM

You may have decided you want your IoT project to communicate through an LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Network) protocol....

What is NB-IoT?
Lars Schnell
Av Lars Schnell
Feb 15, 2017 8:58:04 AM

The glamorous side of IoT might be all about interconnected cars, lamps, and kitchen gadgets. But what about when we want to...

Understanding coordinate systems in GIS
Ingar Evjen
Av Ingar Evjen
Feb 9, 2017 8:47:14 AM

To use a GIS, you need to understand coordinate systems. Here’s a short run through of how they work.

Part 3: IoT Security – Key Questions to Ask the Vendor
Bendik B. Mjaaland
Av Bendik B. Mjaaland
Feb 6, 2017 8:57:26 AM

 

  As with IT security in general, there is no silver bullet that secures IoT. However, when considering a vendor in the...
Part 2: IoT Security – Main Challenges
Bendik B. Mjaaland
Av Bendik B. Mjaaland
Feb 1, 2017 9:05:00 AM

The technological development regarding IoT is impressive to watch. However, there are a lot of security risks associated...

Part 1: IoT Security – The Insecurity of Things
Bendik B. Mjaaland
Av Bendik B. Mjaaland
Jan 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

The Internet of Things is emerging. Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you are likely to have...

14 terms you need to know when working with SmartGrid
Ingar Evjen
Av Ingar Evjen
Jan 12, 2017 8:16:28 AM

 The benefits of upgrading to SmartGrid are simple: better reliability, better efficiency, and better control. But alas, the...

What is AMS, AMR & AMI?
Ingar Evjen
Av Ingar Evjen
Jan 4, 2017 9:49:22 AM
You may have heard about AMS, AMR, and AMI while reading up on smart meters. But the chances are, you’re probably clueless...
What is LoRaWAN?
Lars Schnell
Av Lars Schnell
Dec 21, 2016 12:36:38 PM

You may have heard the term LoRaWAN™ in the context of IoT, but do you know what sets LoRaWAN apart, and how it really...

Teleplan Globe - A Historic Perspective on IoT
Jørgen Lindeman
Av Jørgen Lindeman
Dec 16, 2016 7:30:00 AM

IoT has transformed the global landscape of the IT solutions provider. All vendors have adjusted their strategies to...

The Internet of Things – What Does It Mean?
Lars Schnell
Av Lars Schnell
Dec 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The Internet of Things (or IoT) is huge. It’s part of what people are calling the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ – the idea...

Smart Metering & Greener Grids
Ingar Evjen
Av Ingar Evjen
Nov 1, 2016 7:00:00 AM

 

A smart grid is a greener, safer, more secure and more reliable grid, and the implementation of smart meters will be...

Top 6 Presentations at European Utility Week 2016
Ingar Evjen
Av Ingar Evjen
Oct 19, 2016 9:33:49 AM

Are you going to The European Utility Week that is taking place in Barcelona from 15th to 17th November this fall? Teleplan...

Soldier Modernisation Solutions for Handheld Terminals
Thomas Edward Binnie
Av Thomas Edward Binnie
Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Change in Market Drivers

In the last century the handheld platform technology was driven by the enterprise and to some...

AMI and Internet of Things
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Dec 20, 2015 3:00:00 PM

The AMR radio networks that are being used as AMI (Advanced Meter Infrastructure) are building on many of the same building...

How can a good radio plan reduce the cost of rollout of Smart Meters?
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Dec 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By planning the radio mesh network before rolling out smart meters you can save time and reduce the number of repeated...

5 recommendations for increased Information Security in AMR
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Dec 5, 2015 1:00:00 PM
Photo: From the frontpage of the Lysnereport
 
This week the Norwegian Government released a new official report on...
Which AMR frequencies can be used in the Scandinavian countries?
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Nov 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Did you ever wonder which radio frequencies can be used for meter data collection?

A good starting point to learn more about...

The drones are coming to utilities
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Nov 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Photo: Coptercraft

For many years, field engineers and service personnel have operated with high risk to build, monitor and...

Trends from European Utility Week 2015
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Nov 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Photo: RWE

European Utility Week is one of the largest conferences for smart meters and smart grids in Europe. This year...

Why are smart meters good for the consumers?
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Nov 4, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Photo: Fujitsu

Following from the EU regulations many countries in Europe now roll-out or plan to roll-out new smart...

Backhaul communication for AMR and AMS in Smart Grids
Ove Bastiansen
Av Ove Bastiansen
Oct 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Having a stable and robust AMI (Advanced Meter Infrastructure) network also requires stable backhaul connections. Regardless...

Top 6 presentations to go to at European Utility Week 2015
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Oct 21, 2015 8:16:51 AM

Are you going to The European Utility Week that it is taking place in Vienna this year from 3rd to 5th of November?

...

How to use GIS tools to analyse terrain and calculate radio coverage
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Oct 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

With a high-end GIS tool at hand, you are able to visualize the obstacles and interference hiding in the terrain where you...

Work order system for effective rollout of AMS
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Oct 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You've got a radio plan all worked out. Now it's time for execution. A large number of old power meters are going to be...

Welcome to the Teleplan Blog
Espen Davidsen
Av Espen Davidsen
Sep 15, 2015 9:20:54 AM

Founded on a EU directive, the rolling out of AMS forces its way through the continent. A few countries have got the job...