Our partners receive a comprehensive solution for metering automatization of all resources at once: electricity, water, heat and gas. Furthermore, as developers and manufacturers of all system components, we always adapt the solution to the specifics of the facility, guarantee compliance with state standards and provide full support in the design, implementation and testing of the system.
Smart meters choose themselves the method of transmitting the readings: if the radio channel is loaded, the PLC communication (power line communication - data transfer is carried out via the existing power supply network) is used and the other way round.
The data from the meters comes to the hub via PLC protocols or radio communication. The device, developed by Nero, automatically creates a wireless network and builds effective routes to each meter to ensure 100% collection of readings.
One hub is installed at the entrance of a multi-family residential house in order to transfer the data received from the meters to a remote server of an energy sales organization. GSM communication is used for this purpose.
The data received by hubs is transmitted to a remote server of an energy sales organization. IPC software, installed on the server, allows you to monitor the energy consumption of districts and entire cities in real time.
Service providers can connect to the server of an energy sales organization, and can receive information on billing systems of banks. Nero Electronics has experience in delivering data to IPC software, which is popular on the Customs Union market.
Owners of apartments and houses can monitor resource consumption readings in a convenient application.
Nero Electronics can develop both certain applications for users and integrate monitoring of consumed resources using the NeroHome Smart Home Application.
Electric communication is often overloaded in house or on air. In this case the number of electric and radio interferences changes over time. The integration of two wireless technologies of Nero Electronics into a single system allows the meters to choose the optimal transmission path and to guarantee 100% collection of readings.
Special software allows you to process meter data and display the current consumption of resources.
If you use traditional meters, the readings may be read and submitted incorrectly. The electricity metering system excludes human factor, and, as a consequence, risk of entering incorrect data into the system. Risks of users’ stealing, fraud are minimized: you won’t be able to interfere in the meter work with a magnet or to remove the body frame.
But it isn’t very easy to organize an operating electricity metering system with complete 100% reading of data: there may be some problems with provision of stable radio or PLC-signal in restrained urban development or using power lines of Soviet times. Having faced the problem of incomplete data bank, the system will be furnished with retransmission units. It results in significant cost estimation increase at the cost of the equipment and installation. Another problem is in transmission systems with the use of a separate communication cable – if it is damaged, the whole blocks fall out of metering. It is not very easy to find the damaged area. So, for availability of smart metering system not only perfect quality of the devices is significant, but also use of the most perfect data transfer technologies.
The Nero Electronics staff, including developers and engineers, has allowed establishing and using the most technological solutions of wireless communications for electricity metering systems, for reliable system performance with the same competitive price:
· Radio protocol with the algorithm of recovering coding, which allows covering large territories with minimum signal.
· Patented PLC-technology, which has better trafficability on low-quality power lines.
· Combined solution, Radio+PLC, in which the metering devices automatically chose the transfer channel – radio communication or PLC – on their own, depending on the situation at a particular time.
Nero Electronics produces devices for wireless smart electricity, water, heat and gas metering, as well as base stations and data acquisition and transmission devices. All that allows establishing an integrated metering system of all resources or any specific resource, for example intelligent system of heat metering. Also, it allows choosing equipment for solution of any problem, for example, developing an electricity metering system for a gardening noncommercial association.