Water Meter Reading Software
Water meter reading software technology was noticed for the first time in developed western countries. In the 1980s, the United States was the first country to implement smart meter reading on a large scale. With the rapid development of wireless network technology, wireless communication has become the primary mode of data transmission in the smart meter reading system. Wireless transmission solved many problems such as difficult wiring, scattered equipment and high maintenance costs in wired meter reading system.
Today, with the help of micro-controller, the smart meter reading system that transmits data to the data management center through GSM, GPRS, CDMA and other wireless networks is more and more used. In rapid economic development, the one-household, one-meter scheme has greatly increased the volume of meter readings, which has presented challenges to water companies. According to the current conditions, manual meter reading is the main method of meter reading that requires a lot of manpower and mistakes may occur that will cause losses to water companies.
Water meter reading software is a technology for collecting consumption data from water meters and transferring the data to a central database for analysis and billing.
Why does it matter?
There are residential, commercial, and office properties that charge one water bill for the entire building each month, and it’s up to the landlord to split the costs among the tenants. Some properties still do this process based on the area model, but this is not fair to tenants, as they may have different consumption values.
In this way, submeters are installed to measure the individual consumption of the tenant. The process of reading these meters each month is often done on a clipboard, transcribed on spreadsheets, and then to the accounting where the bills are generated. Meter reading software helps to digitize this process, eliminate human error and speed up analysis.
The meter reading data analytics and engagement platform is designed to help water companies reduce the cost of serving their customers, improve operational efficiency and increase customer satisfaction with powerful communication solutions. Water service customers can access the portal for a more detailed analysis of water consumption and a range of solutions. Visual analysis, reporting and customer communication tools are accessible through an easy-to-use interface.
Utility companies are responsible for setting water prices and managing daily water delivery. Historically, facility operations have been laborious and require extensive measurement and action by field personnel.
With the rapid development of electronic technology and information technology, the management level of measuring instruments continues to improve, and people hope that the reading of water meters will be automated as soon as possible. Therefore, the realization of automatic reading of various meters has become inevitable. The shortcomings of the traditional method of manual reading have caused a certain economic loss to the society. Currently, most remote meter readings use GSM/GPRS for regular reporting. The method of meter reading with GSM is relatively backward, high cost and unable to accurately monitor the real-time performance of water meters on site. With the advancement of technology and the expansion of communication ways and by using the GPRS platform, the possibility of real-time reading of smart water meters has been obtained.