The client chose Wipro as its strategic partner owing to its proven expertise in Smart energy management and its in-house-developed Smart Meter. Wipro provided end-to-end industrial product design and development solution that included designing hardware, firmware and mechanical, prototype, testing, validation and verification within ten months.
Wipro adopted reliability-centric design approach and ensured standards-driven development. The developed advanced Smart Meter had three-phase power-line and wireless communication modes, Tamper detection, Service disconnect, Optimized memory footprint and Onboard diagnostics features.
Wipro's dedicated Smart energy lab and the best practices knowledge helped the Smart Meter's verification and validation without any disruptions within the timelines.
The immediate benefit that the client achieved was the ability to harness the opportunity of several million meters deployment in a new market.
The client benefitted with a 25% speed up in “go to market” timelines, which in turn resulted in higher market share. This has started impacting the top-line since it has opened new revenue opportunities and markets. Also, the client procured the advanced Smart Meter with desired features and the targeted product pricing with 15% savings on the development side. Thus the client made Wipro a strategic partner and is working hand-in-hand in creating the new Smart Meter variants to cater to emerging markets.