In one app, Itron Mobile includes keyed data entry for visual reads, walk-by and drive-by advanced automated meter reading (AMR).Data is stored instantly and safely in device memory and periodically sent to the company data center using Itron cloud communications.Anyone equipped with an Itron Mobile device can collect meter readings and other valuable information about company assets and perform a variety of other field activities needed by the company.
Visual Meter Reading
At the heart of Itron Mobile is visual meter reading perfected during Itrons 40 years of experience.A robust read validation process provides an accurate and certified reading to ensure accurate billing.Each reading is compared to high and low limits defined for that meter.For any reading that is outside the limits, the user completes one or more validation tasks as defined by the companys business rules.
Itron Mobile can be used to collect data to improve company operations and fulfill regulatory requirements including photos,surveys,GPS coordinates and more.Get the most from your mobile workforce by also managing basic field service activities such as investigations, meter exchanges, maintenance and service disconnect and connect, which can be completed manually or remotely.
Itron Wireless Communications Modules
Itron Advanced Automated Meter Reading (AMR) ensures accuracy, significantly increases efficiency and improves employee safety by eliminating exposure to hazardous conditions.Itron radio technology has evolved with the rapidly changing needs of the industry. Walk-by data collection is performed with the compact Itron Mobile Radio that uses Bluetooth to connect to the Itron Mobile app on a variety of mobile devices.Drive-by data collection uses a Windows 10 laptop or tablet with the vehicle-mounted MC3 radio.Itron radios support wake-up and bubble-up modules.Using full two-way wireless communications Itron extends capabilities to interval data collection,time-of-use,cathodic protection and remote disconnect and connect for water, gas and electricity.Itron communication modules can be deployed selectively on hard-to-access meters, in select regions or across the entire population and easily migrated to network based communications ensuring a safe and smart investment.