Large operations management set ups are constantly under pressure to reduce costs and improve profitability. For this reason whenever a reliable technology enables businesses to opt for automation of processes, they are usually sought after. A similar breakthrough in meter reading has been brought about by Automatic Meter Reading System. Manual entry and record of energy consumption and manual billing systems are time consuming, error prone and expensive. However, using the AMR – an automatic measurement and data collection system has enabled large infrastructures across the world to collect energy consumption data with ease and helps to conduct in depth analysis to find cost centres and opportunities to improve efficiency.
The AMRBox is capable of fetching billing amounts in real time to help monitor the consumption of energy or water in large operations management set ups. It is useful to keep track of expenses as it takes virtually no time to collect and analyse the data – so that the management may have accurate consumption data for further budgeting. When integrated seamlessly through embedded software and service gateways, the AMRBox enables total control and full visibility into data from ERP, management and billing systems whatever and wherever they may be.
One of the biggest advantages of opting for an automatic meter reading system is accuracy. Manual collection of consumption data from energy and water meters is usually prone to human error and is time consuming. The AMRBox is built on an industry leading technology which reads and stores data at distribution points within the utility networks. This data may be accessed on a dedicated network using mobile and hand held devices. One may retrieve the data at any time to being to your information and control systems as needed. This helps to reduce disputes regarding billing and consumption.
When consumption data is being monitored real time, it allows the management to pin point the high consumption centres which are increasing the costs. This may lead to better planning for such entities and may help the management to find simple ways to improve the efficiency of the whole system. Energy conservation is only possible when a system has complete information about the distribution and consumption of energy at different utility points. Thanks to the AMRBox now it is possible to access this information in real time enabling electricity, natural gas and water industries across the country to find more ways to conserve energy and put an end to fraudulent consumption of energy.