Landis+Gyr adds more automation to new meter data system


Landis+Gyr has put a new version of its meter data management system (MDMS) out to market that aims to further automate the movement of data between utilities and head-end systems.

The integrated energy management provider has extended the automation functionality of Gridstream MDMS 3.3, allowing utilities to establish business rules governing common processes, while keeping detailed audit records that ensure compliance with utility business policies.

The new version also includes embedded IBM’s Cognos software.

Landis+Gyr tested the MDMS on a realistic meter-to-cash scenario that included full validation, estimation and editing processing, in addition to generating estimated reads for a simulated read gap of 10 per cent of the 1.4 billion total reads.

The test was conducted on an Oracle Exadata X3-2 Half-Rack Machine with 30 million meters and recorded sustained processing of more than 427 million meter reads per hour, while only using 50 percent of CPU capacity.

Gary Lutz, director of technical architecture for Gridstream MDM Solutions at Landis+Gyr, said: “In this benchmark, we completed daily processing, including meter-to-cash operations, in just over three hours.

“Gridstream MDMS is proven to consistently handle hundreds of millions of reads per day, well within utility billing windows.”

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