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Mobile Meter Reading RF Modules, Hand Held Terminals, Software The need for remote water meter reading is continuously increasing. Meters which are read frequently or "hard to read" require a reliable and economic solution. The challenge is to optimise the entire reading system to meet the customer’s needs. From the index transmission, to the data integration into billing software, all aspects in the value chain need to be taken into consideration. The modular structure of the portfolio guarantees a maximum flexibility by choosing just the essential system components. Reliability, total system costs, time to operation and compatibility into the future are the decisive factors Actaris has taken into account.

Actaris can offer its customers a complete range of equipment - from a radio module up to a turnkey offer including the route software and hand held terminals. A hundred years of experience in advanced metering technology has enabled Actaris to capitalise on its knowhow. Our mobile meter reading system by radio frequency is a high-performance response to the market’s needs.


Cyble Target Index transmission technology 100% correct meter reading guaranteed. Pulse emitters based on reed technology have been known to be less reliable for billing applications. Only systems which can be upgraded in the field protect the Utility’s investments for the future. Actaris invented Cyble® a proven and patented technology, used for years in several hundreds of thousands water meters worldwide. All Actaris water meters from DN15 to DN 500 are pre-equipped with the Cyble® target at no additional costs. All current and future remote reading modules can be retrofitted without breaking any metrological seals.

Cyble RF 433 MHz Radio Module Read your meter wherever it is Cyble RF is a fully integrated volume detection and 2-way Radian-compatible radio interface module. It requires no external wiring, eliminating a potential risk of tampering and failures. Cyble RF is the most advanced and intelligent radio module on the market. It includes enhanced micro-processor features like 13 monthly fixed-date readings, leakage and back flow detection. The module has a typical battery lifetime of 15 years. It is boxed in an IP 68 casing and allows the reading even when your meter is installed in a completely flooded pit.

RF Master Radio Interface Unit Open for system integration The RF Master interface unit connects any Radian-compatible RF module to any DOScompatible computer with RS232 communication port and 5 VDC power supply. This allows the highest possible flexibility for the integration in an existing IT infrastructure. Actaris is offering its customers the complete documentation and files to have a perfect integration into their billing system. The status of the communication between the reading terminal and the meter is directly displayed by three LED's.


DAP 9800 Real on-site hand held terminal Hand held terminals for meter reading applications require the most rugged hardware technology. Robustness, battery capacity and display readability are key to efficient reading in hard environmental conditions. Actaris is offering the DOS-based DAP 9800 because of its high performance and low maintenance costs. It resists a 2 m drop on concrete as well being submerged under 1 m of water for 2 hours. For the DAP 9800 an integrated RF Master interface is available.

EasyRoute Custom-made reading software The Actaris EasyRoute Mobile software is available for the DAP hand held teminal series as well as for any normal DOS-based computer such as a laptop. It allows the comfortable route based radio reading or by direct keyed reading. The EasyRoute Host software is designed to manage the data transfer between the billing software and the hand held terminals; it also manages the routes and comments given by the meter reader.

Mobile Meter Reading Architecture

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EasyRoute

Mobile Route software for portable computers

EasyRoute Mobile is the new easy to use route software which can be installed on any computer with Dos OS*. Reading is performed on Radian protocol compatible radio interface modules as well as on keyed reading. Advanced functions increase the value of walk by reading:

starts the Route

The possibility to set a number of pre-defined comments to document reader feedback of certain incidences e.g. a meter is damaged or not readable. This function supports also the permanent monitoring and statistical evaluation of the meter park. RFCT is the integrated software tool to set the parameters to Radian compatible meter interface modules on site.

EasyRoute Host V 2.0

Route management Software

EasyRoute Host helps create and edit routes and meter data. It also manages the data transfer between the billing software application and the portable computer equipped with EasyRoute Mobile. The installation of EasyRoute Mobile into the DAP 9800 HHT is done directly via EasyRoute Host. The reading data can also be exported using the common .csv data format. EasyRoute Host is compatible* with Win 9x, 2000, NT and XP.

*Please refer to system requirements

PT. Mecoindo Plot 6B-2 East Jakarta Industrial Park (EJIP) Lemah Abang, Bekasi 17550 Indonesia t e l +62 21 897 0270 fax +62 21 897 0271

Metertek Sdn. Bhd. No. 4, Jalan Sejahtera 25/124, Section 25, Axis Premier Industrial Park, 40400 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia t e l +60 3 5121 2833 fax +60 3 5121 2849

Actaris Singapore Pte. Ltd. 12, Lorong Bakar Batu, #06-11 Singapore 348745 Singapore t e l +65 6 848 7955 fax +65 6 746 2145

Actaris Pty. Ltd. 8 Rosberg Road Wingfield, Adelaide 5013 South Australia Australia t e l +61 8 8359 0444 fax +61 8 8359 1441

Actaris China RM 2310, Golden Tower No. 1, Xibahe South Road Chaoyang District, Beijing 100028 People’s Republic of China t e l +86 10 64403188 fax +86 10 64403129

Actaris India 4 th FI, The Capital Court LSC Phase III, Olof Palme Marg Munirka, New Dehli 110067 India t e l +91 11 2610 6711 fax +91 11 2610 5977

For more information, see www.actaris.com

WA-0047.0-GB-10.02 - Š Copyright 2002, Actaris. All Rights Reserved. - Actaris reserves the right to change these specifications without prior notice. - Photos: Mohamed Khalfi.

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The last meter reading can be automatically compared with the actual reading and if a certain consumption deviation is exceeded an alarm is displayed to the reader. This way the reader can immediately investigate the problem e.g. check if the meter is broken or if there is a leakage.

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