"All you have to do is drive"
Bjarne Hermansen estimates that when the entire meter fleet can be read with READy mobile reading, it can be done in five to six hours as opposed to the approximately 16 hours it takes today. In addition, he does not need to do anything except drive the car around the supply area, as the READy app on his mobile phone automatically reads the meters that are nearby: "The reading takes care of itself while I’m driving around, so literally, all you have to do is drive."
In other words, the difference compared to reading meters with a handheld terminal is significant, explains the utility manager: "It is completely different than before. With the previous meters, you had to stand right outside the front door of the house, and even then, the hand terminal would often still not detect the meter. With READy mobile reading, you can drive by at 50 km/h and you catch pretty much all of them right away."