Advanced Metering Software Helps Water Utilities Improve Daily Operations
Master Meter has introduced Allegro and Harmony, a holistic two-way fixed network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution and meter data management and analytics (MDMA) software suite.
Master Meter has introduced Allegro and Harmony, a holistic two-way fixed network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution and meter data management and analytics (MDMA) software suite. Incorporating near real-time event monitoring, detailed GIS integration and automated migration between drive-by and fixed-network modes, Allegro and Harmony represent an intelligent solution for data-hungry utilities.
The Allegro AMI network is a robust, high-powered 450-MHz system. Its fully integral endpoint is built on the company’s Interpreter universal platform, in service across North America - the same “under-the-glass” technology Master Meter has leveraged for 15 years. Likewise, Allegro’s endpoint fully encloses in an IP68-rated hermetically sealed design that houses the RF circuitry, meter register and dual-band antenna, providing consistent performance.
Master Meter designed Allegro around the newest, most flexible data collection network architecture technology available today. Whether it’s a damp pit environment or hidden basement setting, Allegro is engineered to go the distance while reducing complex infrastructure requirements. With the equipment’s bidirectional communication and on-demand read capabilities, the dynamic between utility and ratepayer has evolved to a more efficient customer experience.
|Master Meter’s Allegro and Harmony suite incorporates near real-time event monitoring, detailed GIS integration and automated migration between drive-by and fixed-network modes.|
Accordingly, Harmony is a cloud-based enterprise MDMA software suite that seamlessly links every Allegro endpoint from the utility and city management to the ratepayer across custom portals and a smartphone app. Further, it manages demand read requests, hourly consumption data, performance alerts, and critical alarms - all in near real time.
Harmony simplifies AMI operations while empowering utilities to better manage resources as well as analyze and precisely account for system-wide water consumption. Further, the technology draws insightful conclusions based on Allegro’s timely consumption data. Integrated GIS layers, user-defined dashboards, ratepayer portals, work order management, and metered zone analytics all work together to create a transformational water management solution.
Harmony brings situational awareness to utility managers to clarify where and how water is being used. No longer in a reactive cycle reading and billing mode, utilities are now proactive solutions providers with a renewed consumer focus. Reporting is simple, intuitive and highly customizable, and Harmony is designed to work with billing platforms in a way that enhances meter data, yet doesn’t get in the way.
The Harmony and Allegro platform from Master Meter is an intelligent network interfacing with the myriad systems that water utility managers operate on a daily basis. A comprehensive set of data is collected from the endpoint and transmitted back to the backhaul destination for integration into customer information systems, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, geographic information systems, enterprise billing systems, and various customer relationship management software suites. The result is an intelligent water system with actionable high‐resolution data analytics capable of supporting any operational need.
Master Meter is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of water meters used in millions of homes and businesses throughout North America. The company’s headquarters are located in Mansfield, Texas, with offices in Canada and Mexico. For more information about Master Meter or to learn more about the company’s Allegro and Harmony software suite, visit www.mastermeter.com.