Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Gain visibility of your utility meter readings in real-time

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Retrofitted technology provides real-time data

Smarter Technologies offer the only battery-powered, sim-free advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) on the market enabled on the Orion Data Network—our dedicated, secure, meter reading network. Our retro-fit AMI allows 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 retrofit, and simplifies any sub-metering.

With real-time and 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.

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For water suppliers

With AMI retrofitted onto existing water meters, there’s no need to spend time and money taking manual readings.

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For utilities companies

Smart meter roll-outs are made simpler through new AMI technology that transforms any meter into a smart meter with real-time data capabilities.

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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.

Features of advanced metering infrastructure

  • SIM free

  • Wireless

  • Easily retrofitted

  • Easy to install; no engineer required

  • Real-time utility consumption monitoring so that you can see exactly how much you are consuming over any given period

  • Works underground and above ground

  • No disruption to your utility supply

  • Leak detection and alerts

  • Visualise consumption control patterns

  • Customisable and automated reporting

  • Predictive energy optimisation

  • Highly scalable system that grows with your business

How Advanced Metering Infrastructure works

AMI can be installed on an existing utility meter to become a communication device that sends information in real time to a personalised dashboard. AMI is 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.

Enabled by Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network, our Advanced Metering Infrastructure system is wireless, easy to install and provides accurate data and reporting.

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What is the Orion Data Network?

Smarter Technologies’ privately-owned Orion Data Network is a low-power, long-range, real-time tracking and monitoring network being used the world over. Orion’s proprietary, military-grade communication technology runs on low-power radio. With a set of smart sensors, tags and gateways, the Orion system sends real-time, automatic updates to your bespoke management dashboard.

Read more about the Orion Data Network.

Why choose Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network?

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SIM Free

No GSM associated costs and smaller devices.

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Lower frequency than GSM

Tags can be seen inside everything.

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Reduced power requirement

Tags last for years, not days.

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Track, indicate temperature, movement, shock and more.

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Remote configuration

Can receive messages in all locations.

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500m to 10km per gateway.

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Recovery ability

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

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Rapid deployment of infrastructure

Due to the wireless nature of the Orion Data Network.

Benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Flexible, accurate billing

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Eliminate human error and billing problems

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Determine economical usage patterns to inform flexible and cost-effective billing

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Eradicate the need for estimated bills

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Real-time data from meters in hard-to-access places

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An affordable, SIM-free solution

Simplified sub-metering

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Fairer, more accurate sub-metering saves time and prevents disputes

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Tenants only pay for the utilities they use each month

Access actionable business insights

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Become a data-driven business

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Real-time data, analysis and reporting allows for better utility management

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Identify wastage

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Reduce your carbon footprint

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Improve your environmental credentials

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Maximise utility efficiency

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Forecast and future-proof your products and services


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Save utility consumption and costs

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Reduce the cost of labour

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Streamline business operations

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Reduce long-term expenditure

AMI Use Cases

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Retrofitted to existing meters

AMI can be easily retrofitted to old utility metering technology, providing real-time consumption data without having to replace the entire meter. 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.

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Monitor utility consumption

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 advanced metering infrastructure create 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.

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Commercial utilities management

Utility monitoring forms part of your comprehensive building management solution.

Smarter Technologies provides an end-to-end AMI solution connected to our privately-owned Orion Data Network. Our AMI solutions comprise a system of automated meter readers (AMRs) 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.

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Simple sub-metering for multi-occupancy

With AMI, 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.

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