Version RThe VersionR is a range of prepayment energy devices that are simple to install and operate.

They provide the complete cost effective and comprehensive solution for scheme owners and operators.

A modern, stylish design, with a backlit display showing the credit position, in £ and p, allows users to easily monitor their account status.

Designed to be easy to use in the real world, the VersionR packs a high specification with an exceptionally attractive purchase price.


Some of the key features and benefits of the VersionR and VersionR+ include:

  • Back-lit, multi-function display
  • Low operating costs 
  • No prepayment cards 
  • Multiple customer top-up facilities
  • Use of the Pay Point network with over 27,000 outlets 
  • 24/7 automated telephone payment and service facility


The VersionR specification has been designed and developed by people who understand the requirements of prepayment devices. Features such as dedicated "Hot-keys" that allow users’ direct access to the most frequently used commands – the adding credit screen and emergency credit (if available) - are typical of the comprehensive design of the VersionR units.

The VersionR offers a 2-part tariff which includes for a daily standing charge as well as a unit rate. With operator definable "Emergency Credit" and/or the use of "social cut-off" abatement (operator definable hours when users will not be ‘switched-off’ if their credit runs out) which includes Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years’ Day, allows scheme owners and managers flexibility in the services they wish to provide to their customers. With a visual low credit warning, VersionR prepayment devices remind the user that they should promptly add additional credit to avoid cessation of supplies.

All Customer interactions are through a "hard" or real keypad with built in "hot keys" allowing users direct access to the functionality they need. Additional information such as meter reading, current tariff and operational setting can be viewed on the multi-function display.

Purchased credits are added using a security encrypted PIN. Encryption and built-in security (tamper detection) help reduce fraud and improve scheme financial performance. The units connect to either the MBus or pulsed output from a heat (energy) meter which will deduct a prescribed amount of credit from the users "account balance".

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The VersionR+

The VersionR+ adds wireless communications to the standard VersionR unit. Using the GSM mobile network, direct communication to each unit allows for purchased credits to be added directly to the users unit. Meter reading and system operational data can be read back to monitor the performance and integrity of the prepayment energy meters.

Key Prepayment Features

Key Prepayment Features Version R Version R+
No prepayment cards Tick Tick
Multiple customer top-up facilities Tick Tick
Accepts Pulse and MBus inputs Tick Tick
Discretionary "Crisis" top-up facilit Tick Tick
2-Part tariff (unit rate and daily standing charge) Tick Tick
Emergency credit facility (definable values) Tick Tick
Social cut-off abatement (definable periods, plus Xmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s) Tick Tick
"Low-credit" warning indication Tick Tick
Tamper detection with visible indication Tick Tick
Void setting feature Tick Tick
Back-lit, multi-function display Tick Tick
Tariffs input with credit PIN Tick Tick
Key-pad input (all inputs are encrypted to prevent fraud) Tick Tick
Easy retro-fit into legacy systems Tick Tick
Low operating cost Tick Tick
Wireless communication directly to and from the unit Dash Tick
Credit added directly over air Dash Tick
System audit of key operational data (MBus meter installations only) Dash Tick
Tamper alerts Dash Tick
Over-air update functionality Dash Tick


Customer Top-Up Provisions
Version R Version R+
Use of the Pay Point network of 27,000+ outlets Tick Tick
"Online" using dedicated portal Tick Tick
24/7 automated telephone payment and service facility Tick Tick
Bank Standing Order etc Tick Tick

Device Features

Key Device Features
Version R Version R+
Main powered supply at 230 V ± 10%, 50 Hz Tick Tick
One relay which opens upon expiry of credit Tick Tick
Unit accepts one pulsed input or one MBus input Tick Tick
Commissioning and set-up menu Tick Tick
Meter Reading displayed on the unit (MBus Installations) Tick Tick
PPU to retain PIN transaction history Tick Tick
Battery back-up  of key data Tick Tick
230V output from the PPU Tick Tick
Programmed Void setting for scheme operator Tick Tick
Operator defined “emergency or stand-by credit” and/or Social cut-off abatement Tick Tick
Standing charge taken in 1/10th across the day to avoid "sudden disconnection" Tick Tick
Tamper alert with visual notification (Red LED light on the front of the unit) Tick Tick
ENE3 code for sustainable home compliant display Tick Tick
Remote mode change and resetting of units Dash Tick
System audit function Dash Tick
Remote meter reading and system status Dash Tick
Over-air update functionality Dash Tick

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