New digital electricity meter

Invensys Metering Systems has based its new digital electricity meter – the iCON™ Meter – on Analog Devices, Inc.’s energy measurement IC. The ADE7759 provides Invensys with a solid energy measurement technology that optimises the iCon Meter’s capabilities to include ‘smart’ functions in demand by utilities, including integrated electricity/gas/water meter reading and remote data collection.

The iCon Meter boasts easy connectivity to facilitate AMR and access to networked utility data. Other features include end-point device monitoring, network connectivity and Internet access to energy consumption data. The increasing importance of more accurate energy measurement data and real-time access to that data is accelerating acceptance of digital metering technology, which allows companies to offer highly accurate energy management services to their customers. /