The unit is a multi-function smart meter. Featuring a back-lit display, the unit provides users with real time information on energy consumption, energy cost and related CO2. It is also a wireless automatic meter reading device (Wireless AMR) which will wirelessly transmit meter reading information to the energy provider, eliminating the need for a meter reader to call.
The unit reads the users energy meters via the Meter-Bus (M-Bus) registry system. This information is then reported back to our systems providing a wireless automatic meter reading (wireless AMR) and energy monitoring facility. If metering equipment has been installed which is not M-Bus supported, the unit also has the facility to also accept pulsed inputs.
As a prepayment unit, the system provides for an emergency credit function on each of the monitored utilities independently. All tariffs, emergency credit levels etc. can be remotely set or adjusted allowing scheme wide or individual operating decisions to be made accurately and timely. The addition of credit and other operational functions (for example, following a change of tenancy, resetting the unit or a change in the mode of operation) are also performed remotely. This ability reduces the number of site visits and therefore saves time and operational expense.
The energy monitoring functionality of the automatic meter reading system allows users to easily observe their own energy consumption, to see how much their usage is costing and thus encourages more efficient operation and control and thus helps reduce fuel poverty.
The unit provides three areas of functionality:
The required service support package provides for the operation and control of the system and for on-going data collection and validation, invoice generation, database management, reporting and payment processing.
Various payment options are available:
In the unlikely event that the wireless automatic meter reading systems are unavailable, a backup key code system is also used directly on the unit.
Our range of sophisticated prepayment units give scheme operators security, flexibility and choice.
We can arrange installation into any residential or commercial property.