Firecomms fiber optic solutions deliver on the communication needs in the modern smart grid environment, meeting the needs of both utility managers and equipment designers. As utility managers employ the latest techniques to measure and optimize grid load factors to economically manage electricity demand and supply, equipment designers must ensure that the reliability of control and protection information within the modern transmission and substation network not be compromised by the harsh environment in which these applications operate. Firecomms has developed light sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the needs of smart grid transmission and distribution networks. Our light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest optical output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation. Our robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free transmission every time.
Firecomms products with Plastic Optical or Plastic Clad Fiber (POF/PCS) links offer many advantages in smart grid and substation automation applications: