Rapid and stable readings using a Wired M-Bus system

A network of meters, which are linked together by cable in a Wired M-Bus network, provides rapid and robust remote reading of meters. 
 
Because of the wired connection, a Wired M-Bus is particularly well suited to apartment blocks where the meters are relatively close to each other or in situations where remote reading through wireless communication is not possible.
A Wired M-Bus network requires minimal maintenance and can both collect data and read meters at high speed. Choosing a wired system ensures that you get optimal battery lifetime from your meters – even when you need to read data frequently. 
 
All of this ensures your flexibility and gives you certainty that your system supports your requirements now and in the future. At the same time, you can operate your network both quickly and reliably.

Building a Wired M-Bus network

To read your meters through a Wired M-Bus network, each meter must be equipped with an M-Bus module and connected to an M-Bus Master unit.
 
The M-Bus Master is easy to install, and since it is resistant to dust, water and humidity, it can be installed almost anywhere. A single M-Bus Master can read up to 250 meters and supports up to 2,800 m of cable. An M-Bus network can be expanded to cover 1250 meters, with a maximum cable length of 14 km. Therefore, the size of the network is flexible and the network can easily be adjusted to suit your requirements.

Choose the correct meter reading system

If a Kamstrup solution with meters that are connected in a Wired M-Bus network is the right choice for you, then you have different options available with regard to which system you want to use to manage your meter readings and data.  
 
If you need a basic solution where you drive out to each single M-Bus Master to read the meters, then our USB Meter Reader is the right choice. On the other hand, if you want to remote read you meter data automatically and also want to be able to analyse your data for the purpose of minimising loss in the distribution network, localising leaks or poor chillers, our popular READy remote reading system is the ideal option.

Read your meters with a READy remote reading system

Kamstrup water and thermal energy meters which support reading via a Wired M-Bus network can be read using the popular READy remote reading system. 
 
READy gives you instant and easy access to your consumer data, and the system also lets you use your meter data to analyse and optimise your distribution network. Using a READy solution, your meters and meter data are managed in the PC programme READy Manager, which has a simple user interface with a start screen and icon based navigation. 

Manual and automatic reading of meters 

Your data is updated automatically on a daily or hourly basis, and you can also manually prompt a reading of your meters with READy Manager directly from the plant whenever you require. 
 
A manual reading from the plant is rapid and gives you full control over which data you need – for example, for analysing irregularities in your distribution network. The automatic readings provides continuous access to alarms and info codes whenever they arise, which enables you to react quickly and limit any consequential damage. At the same time, you get an overview of the consumption over time for correct billing, analysis of consumption patterns etc.
Optimal utilisation of meter data
READy Manager supports many different data formats and provides flexible import and export of data. Integrating an existing customer database into the system is easy, and data can both be exported as required and through automatic jobs for the settlement system or to an email.
 
The optimal utilisation of data depends very much on how the data will be presented and used. This is why READy Manager provides a number of tools that are tailor-made for modern utilities, which easily helps people to utilise and get an overview of the meter data, which can be visualised in columns over time and if required, shown with alarms and info codes. This makes it easier to compare consumption from several meters or identify leaks, poor chillers and other irregularities.
  
A system for both Wired and Wireless M-Bus
A READy remote reading system means that you can both read your wireless meters as well as any meters that are hard-wired in a Wired M-Bus network. In other words, READy is the ideal reading solution if you want to keep your options open or if you have a mix of different meters and need a system that can read meters through both Wired and Wireless M-Bus. 

Technical information

For more detailed information, click the button below to download free data sheets, manuals and brochures about eButler.
 
You can also read or download all of the documents at products.kamstrup.com.

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