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Have you been told that you need to replace your meters?

(Spoiler: You probably don’t.)

Many providers will tell you that you need to replace all your meters — this is not true. Any meter with a readable display can become part of a monitoring and billing solution, depending on the granularity of the required reads.

Find out how to keep your CapEx and make it work with what you’ve got.

COST: A single meter should take about a day to install and get connected to some form of collection device. The cost per meter can range from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on the type and size of meter and the current AMI.

When replacing meters or data collectors, don’t just replace your existing meters with the same meter type without doing your due diligence and research.

For example, an EMON DMON IDR can be replaced with a Leviton Pulse module and you can get extra inputs to expand your system.

There are only two reasons to ever replace a meter:

  1. The meter fails
  2. The meter does not have a readable display or comms connection

Don’t get stuck with only one solution

Always try to upgrade so that you don’t get stuck with only one solution. If you like EMON DMON, specify the meter or IDR to have a second communications protocol, i.e. Modbus or BACnet.

The Dent PowerScout comes with Modbus TCP/IP, RTU and BACnet IP, MSTP as standard.

The Satec BFM136 comes with Modbus RTU, ASCII & TCP/IP, and other options are available.

Many of the EMON DMON range can be ordered with EZ7, Modbus RTU, TCP/IP, BACnet MSTP, IP or LonWorks FT-10 Veris models can be ordered with N2, BACnet or Modbus.

If the examples above are not an option for you then please contact us for information about other solutions. Schedule a demo below and let us show you how you can automate your submeter reading and billing processes with our software.

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