Automated Meter Reading System (AMR)

Dialog 3G Drive-by Solutions:

The MasterLinx Vehicle Reading System is a portable Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system that can be mounted in a truck and used to capture meter radio frequency (RF) transmissions. These transmissions can be used for reporting input into a utility billing system. The system provides GIS mapping data for your location and supports a GPS receiver that controls the map display. While reading, there are color-coded dots that indicate read meters, unread meters and any reading problems, such as alarms on meters. The GPS receiver and software can also plot meter locations on the reading system map. We will work with your utility billing software company to create an interface for importing the readings as part of the pre-sale planning for your new Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system.

DIALOG 3G is an innovative Automated Meter Rreading (AMR) solution that offers several unique, patented advantages that saves utilities time and expense in their automated meter reading operations. The DIALOG 3G Drive-By System is the solution for specific problems facing water utility and sub-metering customers. A unique miniature transmitter receiver utilizes the most recent technology to provide the meter reader with reliable, accurate readings as well as automatic detection and notification of tampering, leaks, backflow, and other conditions.

3G technology operates in the 902-928 MHz unlicensed ISM bandwidth and complies with FCC Part 15 regulations. It uses direct sequence (DS) spread spectrum technology to ensure accurate, rapid data collection in an Automated Meter Reading (AMR) environment and provide superior mitigation against interference and/or signal collision phenomena.

3G technology provides our Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system data error checking to protect data accuracy and over-the-air encryption for data security while preventing accidental data loss and unauthorized data access to maintain data integrity.

The entire Automated Meter Reading (AMR) endpoint is fully integrated into the register housing, which is hermetically sealed using a stainless steel register base to prevent deformation, wrap around gasket and glass lens tampering. The battery consists of two 3.6 volt Lithium Thionyl Chloride cells, and is guaranteed for a 20-year operational life. There are no external antennas, batteries, or wires on the unit. The register is rated to IP-68 standards. All of our Automated Meter Reading (AMR) electronic system components operate within a temperature range of 4F to 140F, and a humidity range of 0% to 100%.

Each 3G endpoint provides a unique, permanent (nonprogrammable) identification number. 3G endpoints provide full 2-way communication to enable customer-specific programming and/or alarm reset. This optional programming is capable without removing the unit from its location.

The Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system can detect and notify the meter reader of the following conditions:

Our Automated Meter Reading (AMR) endpoint provides over 4,000 scalable data points of which the interval and read resolution is user-defined.

Our Automated Meter Reading (AMR) endpoint incorporates a Dual Real Time Clock (RTC) designed for use in District Metering Areas/Zones (DMA/DMZ), or other synchronized read applications across metered points of delivery and consumption.

Our Automated Meter Reading (AMR) endpoint is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 10 years from the date of purchase. The additional 10-year prorated battery coverage increases the total warranty period to 20 years.

MasterLinx Vehicle Reading Software is Compatible with Windows® 7.