READy
Wired Reading

Remote reading of meters in a wired system

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. Kamstrup water and thermal energy meters which support reading via a Wired M-Bus network can be read using a READy remote reading system.

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.

Manual and automatic meter reading
Your data is updated automatically on a daily or hourly basis, and you can 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.

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. 

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.

Are you looking for more technical information about READy?

You can learn more about READy and the different components in our solution description.

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