At M T S we are
fully equipped to retrofit AMR devices into a your meters. We
offer full test, installation and calibration services to ensure the
reliability of your AMR investment.
AMR System Analysis and
We know change can be a
challenge and keeping up with your new system can be hard to
manage. With this in mind we have developed a team dedicated to
taking the burden off and ensuring you get the most out of your AMI
investment. Please see our section dedicated to this aspect of our
System Analysis and Maintenance<
What is AMR?
Automatic Meter Reading,
or “AMR” technology has been used to monitor utility use for more
than 15 years. It is the best method to quickly and accurately gauge
consumption. AMR equipment allows remote monitoring of
water, gas, and electric meters by transmitting meter readings to a host
computer. It saves time, increases efficiency, and eliminates the need
for estimated reads.
How AMR Works
First, an AMR device is installed along
with the meter. Readings from the AMR device are transmitted to a
reading unit which could be a walk-by, drive-by, or fixed network
system. The AMR receiver retrieves these reads to generate customer
energy bills. The reads are also published to web reports on the
manufacturer's web interface software and can easily be accessed online
via your login and username.
Meter readings are transmitted in a
variety of ways, including:
RF radio signals
- Touch Pads
- Power Line
Benefits of AMR
Easy to Implement: AMR
technology is easy to implement and is extremely dependable. An AMR
system can be installed with new meters or adapted to existing meters.
Immediate Savings: You will be
able to see the difference remote monitoring makes when you look at your
first utility bill under an AMR system. Instead of relying on readings
that approximate actual energy consumption, you will save money by
enjoying more accurate reads.
AMR as Watchdog Service: Early
detection of suspicious spikes in energy use means you have more time to
find and stop the problem. AMR technology also improves that chance of
detecting theft of service or current diversion.
Fewer Complaints: Accurate meter
readings may reduce customer complaints. Your customers will be more
likely to trust that their utility bills are based on accurate reads
rather than estimated reads.
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