AUTOMATIC METER READING

Automatic Meter Reading

We provide all the metering solutions and perform metering products checking and programming. At Jomsoft we make sure the AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) concept is developed in which automatic collection of readings, transmission and sending bill to customer is done easily.

WHAT JOMSOFT DO

Summary Billing

Some utilities provide master or summary billings to customers who own multiple businesses within the service area. Typically, this requires the utility to hold bills until all the summary accounts can be read for a particular month. While some utilities have routed their system to obtain these reads within a short time period, other utilities are required to wait until all accounts have been read before issuing the master bill. AMR enables flexible reading schedules, thereby avoiding delays in summary billing of commercial accounts.

Billing Cycle Efficiencies

While automating a utility system, opportunities exist for a utility to increase their cash flow. For utilities currently billing on a quarterly or bi-monthly basis, changing to monthly billing will result in increased cash flows in the first year of deployment. Assuming a utility has collections on average of $1 million per month, or $12 million annually, and they are going from a quarterly to monthly basis for billing, they should add approximately two months of cash flow to the first year of automation, for a total of $14 million.

Special Reads

Every utility has specific operating procedures with regard to field work readings and investigations. A utility’s unique procedures need to be explored to discern if more efficiency exists with a mobile AMR or a fixed network system. Some utilities estimate final reads, but most are required to obtain an actual read within just a few days of the request.

Meter Database

Most utilities do not have an accurate, up-to-date database of their meter and module inventory. As part of an AMR roll out, a database can be constructed with pertinent fields and formatting chosen by the utility. Many utilities ‘discover’ service connections as part of the roll out, either from accounts missing from their CIS database or illegal connections that can be corrected