Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) incorporates the overall systems that measure, collect and analyse electricity usage. An AMI system extends beyond Advanced Meter Reading (AMR) Technology by allowing two way communications between the utility provider’s system and the meter. This enables demand-response actions or remote service barring or disconnects.
Head End system (HES)
Smart meters measure and record electricity usage in intervals, in blocks of minutes. Smart meters usually have real time sensors that can identify power outage and monitor the quality of the power. The information that is collected such as date, time, usage, voltage, current and total consumption is managed by the Head End System and transmitted back to the electricity distributor that manages and owns the grid. The method of communication can be one of many, such as WiFi, Ethernet, GPRS/3G/4G/Satellite, Radio Frequency (RF) technology or Power Line Transmission (PLC). The Selcomm Meter Head End system is fully integrated with other Selcomm IoT modules or available standalone.
ioT-Billing.com provides a sophisticated, world leading Business and Operational Support application powered by Selcomm, catering for the end-to-end functional needs of providers of meter services. With “Out-of-the-Box” interfaces, ioT-Billing.com supports an unlimited number of smart meters and billable transactions.
The IoT Smart Meter Billing engine is fully integrated with other IoT components, such as IoT CRM, allowing customer service representatives a complete view of meter billing transactions, as well as full life cycle management of utility customer services.