A communication platform designed for Smart Grid applications. The platform comprises three major subsystems:
* Head End (HE) / Communication Server
* Data Concentrator Unit (DCU) / Data Collector (DC)
* Communication Module (CM)
to provide an energy infrastructure network between application and sensors / devices. The three subsystems can be mapped to application gateway, sensor gateway and sensor network, which connects the terminal devices in the field and the application server in cloud.