London, UK – 1 December 2016 – EDMI Europe Limited is pleased to announce that the AICH Standard 420 Communications Hub has been granted Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) certification against the Security Characteristic Smart Metering Communications Hub v1.2 at Foundation Grade by the National Cyber Security Centre.
The AICH Standard 420 Communications Hub has been developed by EDMI on behalf of Arqiva and will be installed across Scotland and northern England as part of the smart meter rollout. The hub will enable communication with electricity meters, gas meters and the In-Home Display (IHD) allowing consumers to effectively monitor and manage energy usage.
The Communications Hub is the first of EDMI’s products to achieve CPA which is a UK Government backed scheme administered by NCSC providing the assurance that a product has met stringent predefined security levels.
Alan Masterman, General Manager, EDMI Europe, commented “The award of CPA for the Communications Hub marks a significant milestone for EDMI and demonstrates EDMI’s commitment to deliver. The CPA process for the Communications Hub was rigorous and the lessons learnt have been invaluable to our business, ensuring a smooth path for certifications for future SMETS2 products. We are also proud to announce that we have commenced supply of live Communications Hubs to Service Users.”
Sean Weir, Director of Smart Metering & M2M at Arqiva, said: “Delivering the infrastructure for Great Britain’s smart energy meter programme is a huge task, and the security of the system is of paramount importance. Our partnership with EDMI is key to its delivery and we are delighted to have worked with them on achieving the CPA accreditation for the Communications Hub.”