Systems for data consumption
Flexible data readout to the cutoff date
A number of readout methods are in use, depending on customer needs and local requirements. For this reason, the portfolio of meters comprises products that can be easily adapted. A standardized M-bus or pulse interface facilitates the straightforward integration into existing building automation and control systems. Using an M-bus central unit or a network node, different consumption meters can be combined in a network to be read out. Readout can take place on site with the help of a PC or conveniently from a remote location via GSM/GPRS in which case there is no more need for readout personnel to make service visits to the house.
Systems for data consumption: AMR
The Automatic Meter Reading system (AMR) is an innovative system for wireless remote readout of consumption data. It consists of network nodes (data collectors) which form a network within the premises to collect all consumption data transmitted by the metering devices, to store them and to make them available for further handling. The network nodes can be read either locally or by making use of Internet technologies, also from the office. The types of consumption meters included in the AMR system are heat meters, water meters and heat cost allocators. A pulse adapter is available, enabling third-party meters to be integrated into the system.The AMR system excels in versatility, ease of installation and maintenance, and offers a large number of readout choices matched to customer needs. The system components are suited for installation in small premises (e.g. 3 apartments) and in large plant comprising several buildings. Installation of the wireless network is largely automatic, including self-configuration.
Systems for data consumption: Walk-By
Simple, fast and reliable. These three attributes are the most apt descriptions of the walk-by system. After all, it provides values for billing consumption easily, quickly and dependably. And the meter-reader does not even have to enter the tenant's flat - on the reading date, he only has to enter the commonly accessible area of the property. It couldn't be simpler. At the set reading time, the meters send current consumption data at short intervals. The meter-reader only only needs a mobile meter-reading system. This consists of a mobile data collector and a laptop with application software. The data collector collects the radio telegrams and, after a plausibility check, sends them wirelessly to the laptop via the Bluetooth interface. The software on the laptop not only manages the data, it also shows the meter-reader the current progress of the process. After having received all data, the meter-reader can then leave the property. Back at his workplace, the meter-reader only has to export the data saved and read them for example into a billing program.
Within the walk-by system there are walk-by heat cost allocators and walk-by radio adpaters available. More devices on request.
Systems for data consumption: M-bus
The M-Bus Metering System is a proven system used for the remote readout of consumption data. It conforms to EN 1434/3. The system contains all components required for reading M-bus-compatible consumption meters via an easy-to-install, interference-proof 2-wire bus. The consumption meters available within the M-Bus Metering System are heat meters and water meters. A pulse adapter enables third-party meters to be integrated into the system. M-bus-compatible meters of other manufacture can also be read out after appropriate testing. The M-Bus Metering System exels in immunity, ease of installation and maintenance plus sow a large number of readout choices matched to customer needs. The system components are suited for installation in small premises (e.g. 3 apartments) and in large plant comprising several buildings.