Wide-area, Centralized Automatic Meter Reading

Wide-area, Centralized Automatic Meter Reading

The STAR system by Hexagram provides true centralized reading of gas, water and electric meters. Installed equipment costs are comparable to typical walk-by or drive-by systems and meter reading costs are estimated to be less than two cents per meter, per month. Each meter is read daily and the data is automatically sent to a central location using high-power, narrow-band transmitters. In a typical urban or suburban area, the data collector can support several thousand meters. Battery-operated modules contain a microprocessor and a radio transmitter and are easily installed on meters. Radio operates on a licensed UHF frequency. The network can service multiple utilities and support many secondary alarm, monitoring and reporting functions. Features an open architecture and data collectors can be interfaced to a broad range of existing wide-area networks.

Hexagram Inc.–Inquire R.S. 164

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