Smart Metering

Comarch Smart Metering

The Comarch solution enables remote reading of water, gas, heat and electricity meters, as well as early detection of anomalies such as leaks, violations, and security alerts. It allows a reduction in network operational costs and automation of service and network maintenance. Comarch Smart Metering can be retrofitted to existing metering infrastructure. Its deployment requires the installation of small devices (Comarch M-BUS - NB IoT Gateway). They collect data from meters periodically, and then use standardized protocols to send this information to the IoT cloud platform (Comarch IoT Platform or the external systems), where it is collected, processed and analyzed. The solution is based on one of two types of LPWAN technology: Narrowband-IoT and LTE Cat M1.

Benefits of using Comarch Smart Metering system

Remote reading of water, gas, heat and electricity meters

Travel to a utilities meter location to get a reading is no longer needed, as every piece of data can be sent directly to the cloud.

Leakage detection

Analysis of ongoing consumption data detects leakages and other problems with the infrastructure.

Automatic billing/invoicing

The system can be integrated with your billing or invoicing system to secure effort-free flow of data.

Predictive maintenance

Based on historical data, you can prevent failures in the future.

Default and custom alarms

Reading default alarms provided by meters manufacturers as well as creating custom alarms based on gathered data.

Retrofitting to already existing devices

System can be installed on any existing infrastructure without stopping day-to-day operations.

How does it work?

Main advantages of NB-IoT and LTE Cat M1

The solution is based on one of two types of LPWAN technology: Narrowband-IoT and LTE Cat M1. They are new radio standard which, in comparison to other GSM technologies, ensure better signal penetration and optimize battery life to guarantee secure information transfer.

Extended long range coverage and deep penetration

Indoors & underground (up to +20dB)

Security & Reliability

Industry standards based

Optimization for low power consumption

Up to 12 years battery life

Easy deployment

Integrates into cellular system

Components of the Smart Metering solution

We develop our solutions END TO END

Comarch Smart Metering is end to end solution. It was entirely designed and prepared in Poland, from the R&D process, through prototyping and producing equipment in our Comarch IoT Plant in Kraków, to software development after integration with the customer's system. This model allows us to maintain the highest standards of quality and reliability.

See the video which shows the process of programming and testing the tiles, which are used in Comarch Smart Metering Modules.

 

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