Featured for the first time at Autovation 2012 will be the RF Savvy Series, patent-pending Nona-band radio frequency (RF) coupler from Alpha Micro Wireless. The high 10kV electrical isolation enables safe routing of the RF signal from the network interface card (NIC) or wireless modem to a remote external antenna via a bulk head RF connection in the meter base.
Unlike other inefficient RF coupling schemes and isolator solutions on the market, the RF Savvy series Nona-band RF coupler offers an ultra-low loss (less than 0.5dB @915MHz), extremely high electrical isolation (> 10kV) and operates universally over nine (9) frequency bands.
RF input and output terminations are via gold plated 50-Ohm MMCX jack connectors for rugged and easy installation. The RF coupler has been designed with a low profile (1.0mm) generic form-factor, suitable for use within the enclosure of most residential and commercial/industrial electric utility meters.