Frequent meter readings increase the potential value of your meter data. And the more often you read your meters, the more value you will also be able to realise in terms of optimising your operations.
Aside from ensuring a fair and accurate billing, a network also enables you to optimise operations through near real time analysis of the water loss and pressure throughout the distribution system.
By installing one or more fixed data collection units in your supply area, you can read the meters and sensors automatically with data and information on info codes or alarms coming home in daily, hourly or 5 minute intervals depending on your needs.
A data collection unit consists of one or two antenna to pick up the signals from the meters. The antenna is connected to a concentrator that then transfers the data to READy Manager, which is an accompanying Meter Data Management program that keeps track of and stores your meter data for further use.
Installing data collection units and establishing a network is easy to do, but you can also choose to leave the work to us.
The handling of your meters and meter data takes place in READy Manager. You get easy access to your data as well as a broad range of tools that give you an overview of and help you utilize your meter data. Consumption data can be exported to your billing system or an email address as needed, either manually or via automated commands.
READy Manager has a simple user interface with a start screen and icon-based navigation that makes the program intuitive and easy to use. You can group your meters in READy Manager to get an overview of the consumption and other parameters in different parts of your distribution network. You can create groups based on geography or create groups of customers where you wish to follow the consumption closely.
Easy meter reading, new opportunities for network optimisation and improved customer service were the main reasons behind Oppegård Municipality’s decision to upgrade to a future-proof and network-based smart metering solution from Kamstrup.
”With online readings of intelligent water meters, we can detect the leakage in different areas more systematically and this will allow us to stop them more efficiently.” Hossein Karganrood, advisor at Oppegård Municipality.
The value of your smart meter data goes far beyond accurate billing. With the right tools, you can transform your meter data into actionable insights.
Take the next step and fully utilise your network with Kamstrup's analytical tools for water utilities: Water Intelligence and Incidents. With these, you can effectively go from imagining “What if” to knowing “How to”.
Your meter data is automatically organised, visualised and analysed to give you a total overview of your distribution network and to give you the knowledge needed to effectively target your efforts.