Smart advanced metering infrastructure

Smart advanced Metering infrastructure

Gain visibility of your utility meter readings in real-time.

Low-Power
Low-Power
Flexible
Flexible
Secure
Secure
Sim-Free
Sim-Free
Battery Powered
Battery Powered
Cost Effective
Cost Effective

Smart technology provides real-time data

Smarter Technologies offers the only battery-powered, sim-free advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) on the market,           enabled by Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™ - our dedicated, secure, meter reading network. Our retro-fit devices and new smart meters allow you to monitor and measure real-time utility consumption without having to physically change the existing meter (no plumber needed) or manually read the meter (no person needed). AMI is simple to install and/or retrofit, simplifying any sub-metering.

With real-time accessible data automatically collected by the AMI and delivered to you via API or accessed on our online platform, you can view live usage data and ensure that your billing is always accurate. Make intelligent, smart decisions, get alerts for leak detection, track usage patterns and highlight efficiency opportunities.

AMI turns simple into smart

For water suppliers

With AMI retrofitted onto existing water meters or the installation of new smart meters, there's no need to spend time and money taking manual readings. 

For water suppliers

For utilities companies
For utilities companies

Smart meter rollouts are made simpler through new AMI technology that transforms utility metering with real-time data capabilities.


For smart buildings

Data from the AMI is sent directly to your dashboard, allowing for more effective decision-making and helping you identify consumption patterns. Take control of your utilities by owning your own data.

For smart buildings

Features of our Advanced metering infrastructure

  • SIM-free SIM-free
  • Wireless Wireless
  • Easily retrofitted Easily retrofitted
  • Easy to install; no engineer required Easy to install; no engineer required 
  • Works underground and above ground Works underground and above ground
  • No disruption to your utility supply No disruption to your utility supply

  • Real-time utility consumption monitoring so that you can see exactly how much you are consuming over any given period Real-time utility consumption monitoring 
  • Leak detection and alerts Leak detection and alerts
  • Visualise consumption control patterns Visualise consumption control patterns
  • Customisable and automated reporting Customisable and automated reporting
  • Predictive energy optimisation Predictive energy optimisation
  • Highly scalable system that grows with your business Highly scalable system 

What are the Benefits of an Advanced metering infrastructure?

Flexible, accurate billing

  • Eliminates human error and billing problems
  • Determines economical usage patterns to inform flexible and cost-effective billing
  • Eradicates the need for estimated bills
  • Real-time data from meters in hard-to-access places
  • An affordable SIM-free solution

Simplified sub-metering

  • Fairer, more accurate sub-metering saves time and prevents disputes
  • Tenants only pay for the utilities they use each month

Access actionable business insights

  • Become a data-driven business Become a data-driven business
  • Real-time data, analysis and reporting allows for better utility management Real-time data, analysis and reporting allows for better utility management
  • Identify wastage Identify wastage
  • Reduce your carbon footprint Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Improve your environmental credentials Improve your environmental credentials
  • Maximise utility efficiency Maximise utility efficiency
  • Forecast and future-proof your products and service Forecast and future-proof your products and service
Cost effective

Cost-effective

  • Save on utility consumption and costs Save on utility consumption and costs
  • Reduce the cost of labour Reduce the cost of labour
  • Streamline business operations Streamline business operations
  • Reduce long-term expenditure Reduce long-term expenditure

How our advanced metering infrastructure works

We provide new smart meters or automated meter readers that can be installed on existing utility meters. Your utility meter becomes a communication device that sends information in real time to a personalised dashboard. Your smart utility meters are connected to a central gateway that communicates with our IoT platform. An internet connection synchronises data storage to the cloud in real time. You'll be able to view all utility consumption data on your central management dashboard, at any time, from anywhere.

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Enabled by smarter technologies' Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™, our advanced metering infrastructure is wireless, easy to install and provides accurate data and reporting.

Read our guide to smart AMR meter reading systems for water, gas & electricity
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What is Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™?

With over 10 years of successful implementations, Smarter Technologies' award-winning Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™ ensures full asset visibility at any time, from anywhere. This technology plays a pivotal role in assisting organisations around the world to manage and track their business-critical assets.

Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™ is a low power, long-range digital data network consisting of Orion™ gateways and tags. Gateways listen, and the tags report on a wealth of data, delivering unparalleled real-time asset viability and security solutions. This military-grade system was developed as part of our long-standing involvement in the tracking and recovery of high value assets.

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Benefits of Orion, The Real-Time Data Network™

Sim-free

Sim-free

No GSM associated costs and smaller devices.

Coverage

Coverage

1-5 kms.

Scalable

Scalable

Easily built out to suit you.

Durability

Durability

Tags last for years.

Safe

Safe

Can't be jammed.

Remote Configuration

Remote Configuration

Data can be passed to and from monitoring devices.

Lower Frequency than GSM

Lower Frequency than GSM

Data signal can be exported anywhere.

Rapid Deployment of Infrastructure

Rapid Deployment of Infrastructure

Due to the wireless nature of Orion.

Recovery Ability

Recovery Ability

Can switch from digital to analogue to increase recovery capabilities and accurate asset location.

Multi-functional

Multi-functional

Track assets, record temperatures, motion and more.

Advanced metering infrastructure System Use Cases

Retrofitted to existed meters

Automated Meter Readers can be easily retrofitted to old utility metering technology, providing real-time consumption data without having to replace the entire meter. We can also supply new smart meters. Smarter Technologies’ AMI is SIM-free, affordable and wireless. Governments and utility suppliers can use AMI technology to remove the need for manual meter readings. This improves accuracy and safety and saves time, resources and money.

Using AMI provides businesses with the opportunity to better control their utility usage and potentially cut their costs as a result. With an up-to-date record of electricity, gas and water consumption, business owners and facilities managers can monitor their usage and alter their behaviour where possible to reduce consumption. With an accurate insight into exactly how much you’re using, you’ll eradicate the need for estimated bills and gain control over your expenditure. Our AMI creates a flow of detailed information from customisable, pre-defined data sets. You can turn these into actionable business insights for more efficient and cost-effective utility usage.

Utility monitoring forms part of your comprehensive building management solution. Smarter Technologies provides an end-to-end advanced metering infrastructure solution connected to our privately-owned Orion Data Network. Our AMI solutions comprise a system of automated meter readers within an advanced metering infrastructure and industry-standard supervisory control and data acquisition. This includes the Orion Data Network and a backend data management system that facilitates two-way communication between the utilities and the customer.

With advanced metering infrastructure, you will be able to pinpoint the energy consumption of each tenant, area, room, or piece of equipment at a glance. This allows for accurate, simple sub-metering without the need to manually read each sub-meter and is particularly useful in apartment blocks, malls and shopping centres. AMI technology allows landlords to bill business owners and residents individually and fairly, according to their actual consumption.

Contact us today to see how our advanced metering infrastructure can benefit your business

Our experts are on-hand to advise you on the most efficient and cost-effective AMI smart metering system for your business' needs.

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