Improving AMR communications


KP Electronics Inc. has introduced the latest improvements to the Mega-Net fixed long-range AMR network. The Mega-Net solution eliminates the expenses related to walk-by or drive-by systems, or the need for expensive DCUs which occurs with short-range AMR networks.

Operating on an FCC licensed radio frequency, the network is free from interference, ensuring that no readings are lost and that the information is received at the control centre instantly. Because it is an automated and privately-owned system, the readings reach the utility with zero operating or communication costs, freeing resources which used to be dedicated to meter reading activities and allowing more efficient and cost-effective resource usage.

The Mega-Net system eliminates estimated billing and provides the utility with real-time accurate meter readings and leak detection capabilities. The network can also incorporate wireless security and telemetry devices.