Advanced Walk-by/Drive-by Radio System for Data Collection
Sensus RF is an optimized, license-free radio communication system for battery-powered end points. It is an advanced system for retrieving data from meter endpoints and then providing it for further processing and analysis, creating information for billing and network management.
It provides a pathway to move from mobile reading in walk-by/drive-by systems to fixed infrastructure for remote reading of end points, without any changes to the end points themselves. With our repeaters and gateways, you can extend radio coverage up to thousands of end points.
Sensus RF radio offers two communication modes. It delivers essential information fast and reliably, using a uni-directional, Bubble UP (BUP) data packet, which delivers meter reading and alarm information. Or upon request, we can provide extended data sets with the bi-directional mode (Listen After Talk [LAT]). Using bi-directional communication, it is possible to retrieve selected data including a full data logger history. This capability enables remote configuration of alarm levels, alarm resets and other settings.
Sensus RF is available in both the 433 MHz and 868 MHz free frequency bands. Using our software tools, you can set up devices for installation and reading, and you configure endpoints. Our software lets you integrate tools into existing systems. You can import and export data from end points, and you can read single addresses or broadcasts from the network. The data you collect can be used for analyzing and managing your network and for billing your customers.