Revolutionizing Connectivity for Smart Solutions!

Unlock the full potential of connectivity with G3-Hybrid, a groundbreaking communication technology that seamlessly integrates wireless (RF) and wired (PLC – Power Line Communication) technologies in one unified standard. G3-Hybrid sets a new standard by maximizing coverage and connectivity while minimizing the complexity and costs associated with network installation and management.

Key features and benefits of G3-Hybrid include:

Adapts to network conditions: Devices within the hybrid mesh network intelligently utilize either RF or PLC for communication. The system dynamically selects the optimal channel based on real-time field conditions, optimizing network performance.

Enhanced Coverage and Connectivity: G3-Hybrid aims to achieve connectivity levels greater than 99%, overcoming the limitations that each technology might have individually.

Cost-Effectiveness: By combining wireless and wired communication, G3-Hybrid strongly reduces the complexity and cost of network installation and management. It provides a cost-effective solution by avoiding the high costs associated with achieving the last percentages of connectivity when using a single technology.

Compatibility and Interoperability: G3-Hybrid is fully compatible and interoperable with existing G3 implementations. This allows for a mix of hybrid and non-hybrid nodes within the network.

Open Standard: G3-Hybrid is part of the G3 open standard published by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and it is included in the G3-Alliance certification program. The certification program ensures interoperability and multi-vendor implementations for Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and other end-users.

Regulatory Compliance: The technology supports a wide range of PLC band plans and ISM radio bands in the frequency range between 860 and 920 MHz. It includes mechanisms like Frequency Hopping, Adaptive power control (APC), and Duty-cycle handling to meet regulatory requirements worldwide.

Expanded Connectivity: G3-Hybrid extends the connectivity of G3 technologies to RF-only and low-power operation devices, enabling communication with various devices such as In-Home Displays, keypads for prepaid solutions, environmental monitors, lighting controllers, industrial sensors, and communication with water & gas meters.

Industry Support: Chipsets from six leading international manufacturers have already been certified for G3-Hybrid, further endorsing its reliability and industry support. G3-Hybrid certified devices are included in the list of G3-certified platforms and products on the G3-Alliance website.

Experience the future of connectivity with G3-Hybrid – a powerful, efficient, and cost-effective solution for smart grids, smart cities, and industrial applications. For further information, explore the documents provided below and discover how G3-Hybrid can transform your communication infrastructure.


Regional regulations regarding G3-Hybrid

The whitepaper ‘Regional regulations regarding G3-Hybrid’ gathers all the studies performed by the Regional Advisory Working Group in the G3-Alliance. This document provides an overview of regional regulations globally which are relevant for the G3-Hybrid and how the different regions are supported by the hybrid specification.

The whitepaper is available for members of the G3-Alliance.


    EU Regulation using Notified Body for G3-Hybrid products

    In the European Union a G3-Hybrid PLC+RF product is classed as radio equipment and is controlled under the framework of the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU. Therefore, manufacturers and suppliers of these products on the EU market must prove compliance with this directive.

    Compliance is commonly proven by testing against harmonized standards like EN 300 220 or EN 303 204. However, for specific use cases a harmonized standard may not exist, so compliance needs to be confirmed by a Notified Body.  

    To support G3-Alliance members in this process, the Regulatory Advisory Group put together a document describing the role of the Notified Body, the technical documentation to be provided as well as Procedures and Methods for assessment by the Notified Body.

    The document is available for members of the G3-Alliance.

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