Product Details

Billion SG5000

  • Broadband PLC AMI Low Voltage Module
Billion SG5000 has the same functionality as SG5001R2, a standalone endpoint device that can be connected with a smart meter by using RS485 or RS232. Billion SG5000 provides Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) services to smart meters with serial interfaces. This broadband PLC communication CPE has a state-of-the-art broadband PLC chipset and can offer robust broadband network communication over the electrical grids. Integrating metering systems with an intelligent IP-based network, SG5000 supports the control of load and priority management, power outage notification and alarm information, and historical data and precious every minute readings. Billion SG5000 also delivers grid network to monitor energy consumption, control tariff data, and remotely switch power on/off via the metering interface either through a collector or directly from the communication module.
  • Key Features & Benefits
  • Features & Specifications
  • Application Diagram
Key Features
  • Daughter board
  • 200Mbps physical connection bandwidth
  • 10 / 100 Ethernet (optional) 
  • TTL UART interface
  • DC power: DC 12~18V
  • On board LED status indicator 
  • Automatic repeating and Ad-Hoc networking
  • Automatic re-configuration
  • PnP installation 
  • Backup battery to support last event information. 
  • DES, 3DES, 128-bit and 256-bit AES
  • 802.1P traffic priority classification
  • Power mask management
  • SNMP v1/v2.0 (Simple Network Management Protocol) and Web GUl Support
  • Up to 1536 carriers for better noise immunity
  • FCC part 15, class A certification 
  • Dimension: 70 x 50 x 25 mm

Significant Cost Saving
The initial cost of implementation of Billion Broadband PLC as the AMI communication network technology may be higher compared with narrow-band based PLC or other wireless technologies. However, high bandwidth and scalable functionalities of broadband PLC add significant cost savings to the maintenance of AMI and implementation of future smart grid applications. Broadband PLC also provides a cost-effective alternative solution for last mile broadband access to home and office buildings.
Support Wide Range of Applications and Future Extension
Bi-directional broadband bandwidth offered by broadband PLC supports wide range applications such as real-time monitoring, video surveillance, SCADA, tele-protection and other consumer services, which all aim at improving customer satisfaction.

Ease of Central Control and Remote Management 
The system supports standard–based SNMP network management protocol that reduces maintenance cost tremendously. Secure transmission Like all IP-based networks, there are many potential threats and vulnerabilities within an AMI system. Utilities are now moving from a world of offline meters to a network of smart meters communicating on 7×24 basis. Security measurement is an important task in the planning of AMI. PLC provides enhanced security by leveraging standard based DES/3DES encryption to ensure the protection of consumer data and AMI infrastructure. 

Economical and Flexible Solutions for Low Density Rural Areas
In most rural areas, cellular signals are not readily available as wireless coverage is much less. Narrowband PLC system providesan economical AMR solution but often lacks the real-time communication capability and critical reliability; it takes longer to collect data and failure rates are higher. Infrastructures built with broadband PLC technology can solve many of the issues described above and provide economical and flexible solutions for data collecting for low-density rural communities. 
Type / Topology CPE, Repeater
Application AMI
Modulation OFDM
Hardware Interface
Power source AC 100~240 +/- 10%
Housing (Module)
PLC signal connector Pin header
Interface UART

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