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ERT Meter Reading

The Easy Way to Move from ERTs to AMI: FlexNet EasyLink

EasyLinkWhether it’s gas, water or electricity metering, moving from ERT meter reading technology is expensive and difficult. With EasyLink, it doesn’t have to be.

The FlexNet EasyLink™ mobile communication solution is the simple, cost-effective way to transition from ERT meter reading technology to the FlexNet® Communication Network. One FlexNet EasyLink device reads both ERTs and Sensus SmartPoint® modules at the same time. Migrate at your own pace; keep existing ERTs in the field if you deploy SmartPoint modules to make the switch from AMR to AMI. It’s your choice.

The advantages of ERT meter reading with FlexNet EasyLink doesn’t stop at deployment. SmartPoint modules use FlexNet communication technology, so they transmit at a full 2W over FCC-licensed frequencies. You’ll enjoy significantly better read rates and improved route efficiency. And SmartPoint modules transmit on demand, offering a lower noise threshold for messages―even lower than radio frequency (RF) emissions.

Installation is a snap. Place the transceiver and application (tablet or laptop) in your utility’s vehicle. Drive your routes and collect reads from your SmartPoint modules and ERTs; both wake-up and bubble-up ERT protocols are available. When the route is complete, simply upload your readings via Wi-Fi or cellular to get real-time data transfer and route updates. FlexNet EasyLink also allows you to combine application, mapping and route management as well as optional Field Force Management integration.

Solution Benefits

  • One device
  • Reads Sensus SmartPoint modules and ERTs (GE, L+G, Elster, Vision, Invensys, Itron, Hunt AirPoints)
  • Bubble-up and wake-up ERTs
  • Compatible with water, gas and electricity meters
  • Combines application, mapping and route management
  • Optional Field Force Management
  • Real-time data transfer and route updates

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