The tiny AMRUSB-1 Utility Meter Data Receiver receives and decodes energy and water consumption data from many of the 73 million deployed ERT-compatible utility meters and add-on meter transmitters manufactered over the two decades by EnScan, Itron, GE Energy, Schlumberger, Hunt, and others.
The AMRUSB-1 can receive standard consumption messages (SCM) and interval data messages (IDM) from meters that comply with Itron's ERT over-the-air protocol and digital data packet format. The AMRUSB-1 is ideally suited to work with ERTs operating in bubble-up mode, but it also receives signals from active wake-up mode ERTs (although it cannot initiate a wake-up transmission).
Based on independent testing, the AMRUSB-1 can receive signals from all Itron Centron C1SR R300 electricity meters, GE Energy I-210 series and kV2c series electricity meters with Itron ESS module, electromechanical electricity meters fitted with Itron series 45 ERT transmitters, Itron 60W and 100W water meter transmitters, Itron 100G gas meter transmitters, and many others. See the data sheet for a complete list.
Because of Grid Insight's unique position having independently engineered its ERT-compatible receiver technology, our products are not encumbered by third-party license fees and artificial functional limitations.
The AMRUSB-1 receiver outputs a well-documented, straightforward serial data stream that looks very much like the NMEA 0183 protocol used by most GPS receivers. For testing, you can connect to the receiver using any serial terminal program.
In unobstructed range tests, the AMRUSB-1 has been shown to reliably receive signals over a distance of several hundred feet from even low-powered transmitters. However, metal barriers and other radio obstructions can factor into the receiver's practical range.
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Development kits are presently available to utilities, smart grid companies, system integrators, and software developers. The development kit package includes the following:
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