Flow Meters & Metering Systems

Making the Switch to AMI

Automated Meter Reading (AMR) consists of a collection of technologies used to gather monthly meter reading data which is then transferred over to a utility for billing and analyzing. Gathering the data simply involves walking or driving by with a handheld device. AMR provides numerous benefits including reducing meter reading costs, virtually eliminating billing errors, boosting cash flow, and improving employee safety.
While AMR has been a major step forward for utilities and customers, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) raises the bar. Utilizing a wireless, fixed-base meter-to-infrastructure network, smart meters are able to record consumption in short intervals and send that information each day back to the utility for purposes of billing and monitoring. AMI allows for data delivery in a timely manner, utilities can manage outages in real time, and the costs to operate remain low.
It is the timely delivery that serves as a major reason to switch to AMI. With AMI, a utility is better able to identify customers that may be showing unusually high consumption due to reasons such as a leak and respond in a short amount of time, keeping costs down for everyone. When looking for an AMI solution, the network resiliency and scalability are among the key factors to take into consideration.
The Avanti Company was founded in 1977 by Paul and Justine Devlin and is headquartered in Avon Park, FL. We provide water meters, metering systems, AMI support, on-site flow meter testing, sewer flow monitoring, inspection and assessment services for the water, wastewater, agricultural, petroleum and industrial marketplaces. Avanti represents products from McCrometer, Itron, Hach Flow, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, Liquid Controls, and others. Please visit our website at www.avanticompany.com, email us at info@avanticompany.com or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering system needs

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