Automatic Meter Reading

CIMCON has the most technologically advanced AMR technology that addresses the specific needs of individual electricity boards, wind power generating units or private electric utilities of all sizes and service types. It has the most economical solution that competes with even the cheapest labor costs involved with manual meter reading. It offers several cost effective ways to eliminate manual data entry or double data entry problems being faced by almost all electric utilities. In the most cost effective option, a hand held reader unit is available that can read the meter data without any manual interface very quickly and once back at the office, can download all this data to the billing software, thereby eliminating any manual data entry errors. In more advanced options, the AMR system can wirelessly transmit data to the utility using cost effective text based messaging option using cellular mobile network at predefined reading cycle frequency or in the event of any abnormal consumption patterns.

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Automatic Meter Reading

Benefits

  • More Accurate Measurement: It is a common problem that during planned manual reading visits, the meters are inaccessible due to non-availability of the tenant or meters being located inside secure property. In such situations, normally billing is done based on past consumption data which is prone to error and customer complaints. This situation is totally eliminated by AMR solution from CIMCON.
  • Reduction in Operating Costs: Wireless meters are read remotely thus eliminating the need to send a person to each meter.
  • More Frequent Measurement: The AMR system can be scheduled to take readings daily or even hourly. This helps in better long-term and short-term planning and allows for better consumption balancing among different consumer groups.
  • Reduced Billing Delays: The manual reading method generally results in delays ranging from few days to weeks in actual billing due to the long reading cycles. Further, most utilities only bill once in two months due to the costs and delays involved with manual reading. With AMR, utilities can bill right on time, every time and billing can be on a monthly basis. This will help in improving the bottomline and accelerate cash flow.
  • Improved Employee Safety: In many situations, meters are located in areas that present significant hazards to the safety of meter-reading personnel. AMR eliminates the need to visit those hazardous locations, thereby improving employee safety.
  • Settling Consumption Disputes: "High Bill" complaints are common. The AMR solution from CIMCON provides the consumption data that will help settle such disputes based on consumption pattern matching for duration under compliant.