An automatic meter reading system from Enware Australia advances water and energy management of residential, commercial and industrial developments by providing data including usage patterns, individual consumption and leakage detection.  

Hydrometer automatic meter reading systems, which are suitable for Green Star building projects feature wireless data transfer that can be collected with walk-by/ drive-by technology, IZAR M-Bus or fixed network systems for applications ranging from single point to entire plants, complexes or districts.  

The system is fully compatible with water, gas as well as electricity meters and features flexible data management solutions including [email protected] software that has been developed to interface and adapt to most customer billing systems in addition to providing a powerful database management tool.  

“Climate change awareness and rising energy costs make responsible and efficient handling of resources more important than ever,” says Enware Australia Managing Director Mr Paul Degnan.  

“Easy automatic meter reading greatly simplifies the classic form of meter reading required by conventional meters, saving time and instantly identifying water and energy inefficiencies.”  

Metering systems available with the AMR system include:

  • Walk-by/ drive-by mobile data acquisition unit: This metering system is most suited to applications where meters are more sparsely distributed and where immediate data is not critical, for instance where fortnightly or monthly data is adequate. This system can be used to manually read existing meters without AMR functions at the same time.  
  • IZAR M-Bus: This metering system combines wireless and wired technologies to provide a building-wide network that allows the reading of meters down to one-minute intervals. This system is suitable for complex buildings with multiple meters.  
  • Fixed Network Systems: These metering systems are suitable for applications where meters are not in close proximity but regular data checks are required. Applications could extend up to an entire suburb or city.

Complementary components of the optional systems include the Hydrus ultrasonic water meter with in-built radio transmitter.  

Rugged encapsulated electronics make it immune to all kinds of environmental effects and the meter is suitable for use in areas with high humidity, flooded shafts or pressure surges in pipe systems. This meter is installed the same way as a mechanical meter and requires no configuration.  

M-Bus receivers, located in strategic locations to maximise reading capacity can each collect data from up to 500 meters.  

The IZARCENTER receives meter consumption data via M-Bus receivers and acts as the data logger. It can transmit data via USB, Ethernet, LAN or GPRS modem into [email protected] software.  

The IZAR Receiver Display is a battery-operated radio receiver with data display and USB interface for all radio-enabled water, gas or electricity meters.  

The display is used for the automatic, unattended reading of resource consumption and for leakage detection in water distribution lines for private users. It is ideal for small applications such as the home, office, education and small commercial scenarios.  

User-friendly [email protected] software provides facilities for visualising and evaluating remotely read consumption date for all media including heat, water, gas and electricity.  

Clear graphics and easy operation minimise familiarisation time and several users can access client-server software simultaneously. The powerful Oracle database guarantees safe data archiving and other database management tools.