World’s first battery operated Wi-Fi-based power and gas reader

World’s first battery operated Wi-Fi-based power and gas reader

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By eeNews Europe

The reader is Wi-Fi-based and transfers the collected meter consumption to the NorthQ portal every 15 minutes. Home and apartment owners can track consumption, view their estimated annual bill and take advantage of all the services it can provide.

The Wi-Fi Power & Gas Reader is an ideal retrofit solution and can be easily integrated into existing installations. It is compatible with around 98 percent of electricity meters and around 86 percent of gas meters on the market. The reader supports most Ferraris type electricity meter models with rotating disc and electronic meters with flashing LED, among others. Depending on the version, the device measures the amount of rotations per kWh (mechanical meters), the amount of pulses per kWh (electronic meters), or the magnetic input field on gas meters. The measurement accuracy is on average 97 percent for Ferraris type meters, 99.8 percent for electronic meters and 99.5 percent for gas meters.

The Wi-Fi Reader submits the collected consumption data to the online portal every 15 minutes. Meter data can then be visualized in the form of graphs, allowing consumers to closely monitor electricity or gas consumption. The forecast and alarm function analyzes historical consumption and estimates expected annual or monthly electricity/gas expenses and alerts consumers before they exceed their allocated power budget. Users can also set and receive alerts in the event of over-consumption, unusual behavior or atypical consumption patterns. The “Elderly Care” alert service is also available, allowing users to track the activity and routines of elderly loved ones.

All services can be remotely accessed from any Internet-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet or PC.

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