For Smart Water Meters, which has LoRa RF Wireless Module integrated inside, could be upgraded to AMR/AMI solution for Remote Meter Data Collection, Two solutions are optional as follows: Normally in real practical use, we recommend to apply Fixed DCU AMI Solution to areas with concentrated household and Walk-by AMR Solution as a supplement to the areas with dispersed household.
Fixed DCU AMI Solution By adoption of Data Concentrator Unit (DCU), which could communicate with meter via LoRa RF Wireless Com. and the center system via GPRS, Meters’ data could be uploaded to Center System everyday automatically for Customer Monitor, Consumption Data Analyzing, Possible Leakage and tamper situation detection etc.. Walk-by AMR Solution By walking along or driving along the street, basic Meters’ Data could be collected automatically by APP which equipped with Cloud Server Walk-by Data Collection APP, and be uploaded to Center System by GPRS or WIFI.
Function : 1) Automatic Meter Data Upload Compared to traditional Actively Meter Data Collection AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) System, Automatic Meter Data Upload Function has obvious advantages mainly on Power Consumption issue, which could extend the lifespan of battery in meter. It is developed by LAISON Team. The Meters Data like Hourly Consumption Data Record, Battery Voltage etc. could be reported to Center System automatically at defined time interval (every day, week, month etc.). By analyzing these data, Water Authorities could monitor the water consumption and find possible WATER LEAKAGE & TAMPER situation if any.
2) Automatic Real Time Clock (RTC) Calibration RTC (Real Time Clock) in meter is the guarantee of basic meter functions like Hourly/Monthly Water Consumption Record, Event Record etc., thus it is essential to make sure the accuracy of RTC in meter. AMI Smart Water Meter System could realize automatic RTC Calibration via Center System.