MultiSpeak compliance achieved by MeterSense


Bob Saint,
Program Manager,
Ottawa, ON, Canada — (METERING.COM) — April 13, 2012 – Meter data management (MDM) application MeterSense has become the world’s first to be successfully tested for compliance with the latest MultiSpeak 4.1 specification.

Together with Sensus’ advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), FlexNet, MeterSense is now officially certified to perform seamlessly and optimally alongside other certified vendors’ hardware and software solutions with almost no end-user modifications.

When paired with the FlexNet AMI technology, MeterSense meets MultiSpeak interoperability standards for core functions such as requesting on-demand reads for use by utility personnel in the customer service process, initiating remote service disconnects and reconnects, and gathering real time outage notifications, delivering these to utility personnel and initiating outage response activities.

“The MultiSpeak specification is the most widely applied interoperability software standard in North America for electric distribution functions of both distribution-only utilities and vertically-integrated utilities,” commented Bob Saint, Multispeak program manager. “By choosing MultiSpeak compliant solutions, utilities will be able to integrate applications such as MeterSense quickly, reliably and with a minimal amount of customization.”

Created in 2000, the MultiSpeak specification helps vendors and utilities develop relatively simple interfaces that enable the interoperability of software products from different suppliers.