A bridge between AMI and AMR on a single mobile platform
Clevest Meter Reading is a configurable enterprise solution that manages manual or automated meter reading, meter-related service orders and collection activities. Our solution includes a proven automated route control system for managing meter reading routes, a GIS mapping option and a real-time dispatching tool for work orders.
We provide you with choices in ruggedized collection devices, all of which can read Itron ERT, Neptune R900G and L+G Airpoint endpoints. Handheld and tablet devices also support optical probing for interval data capture as well as the ability to capture GPS coordinates.
Works with your existing file layouts
- Eliminating the need for IT groups to re-write interfaces
- Providing significant IT resource savings
Supports hundreds of service order types, including:
- CTVT (current transformer/voltage transformer) work
- Meter installs, exchanges and removes
Flexible deployment options
Clevest offers flexible deployment options for your software implementation, including SaaS/cloud or on-premise. We effectively deliver our utility-specific mobile software suite to ensure you realize the benefits it provides.
- Both private and public cloud hosting options
- Primarily utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its cloud infrastructure
- Clevest is a certified AWS partner
Automated route control
Eliminate tedious and resource-intensive procedures for coordinating route splits and sizes by automating and continually optimizing the management of electric, gas and water routes, especially during lengthy AMI/AMR projects. Leverage the investment in AMI/AMR deployments and decrease the costs of field operations by reducing routes, easily rebalancing routes, automatically identifying the most costly reads in the system and maximizing the productive time of field resources. Use the optional mapping tool for an at-a-glance, geographic view of optimized routes, and automatically generate online reports for improved visibility into route performance.
Use the meter reading solution to process over 100 different types of orders with support for integrated service work such as collections, disconnects, exchanges, upgrades, installs, removes, relocates, current transformer/voltage transformer work, investigates and more for electric, gas and water meters. Send service work wirelessly to crews and easily monitor the progress of orders with real-time status updates. Across the Clevest customer base, approximately 200,000 service orders and 20 million meter reads are currently processed each month with the meter reading solution.
Proactively plan and schedule known and future meter reading, service work and maintenance activities for completion in the field. Easily interface with the back office CIS to synchronize scheduling and future work order assignment with billing cycles. Maximize the productive time of mobile workers in the field and increase back office efficiencies.
Use handheld and tablet devices to collect load profile, time-of-use, load research and meter data in the field via optical probing of electric meters. Understand how much energy is used, when it is used and by who to better balance supply of and demand for resource. With timely access to usage data, evaluate and manage how to deliver resource cost-effectively, reduce revenue losses, create time-based conservation programs for consumers and improve stewardship.
Multiple AMR options
Extend automatic meter reading capabilities by using ruggedized collection devices to read Itron ERT, Neptune R900G, Vision Metering and L-G Airpoint endpoints. Remotely and automatically collect data from radio-based endpoints, deliver data from the field to the office in real time and leverage metering-based data in new ways to enhance operational efficiencies and to achieve higher standards of sustainability in how resource are delivered and consumed.
Dispatch from AVL map
Increase the efficiency of meter reading operations by creating work assignments directly from the AVL map and dispatching them to field workers over Wi-Fi, instead of via Bluetooth or wireline connections. Use the AVL map to find and view the status and workload of field workers and assign orders as required. Provide reliable, real-time communication between the office and mobile devices, and eliminate the need for field workers to stop at a meter service area to begin their day and to upload order details at the end of the day.
GPS meter location
Use GPS technology to capture the physical location of meters during service work. Update back office GIS or mapping systems as work is completed in the field so system models are as current and accurate as possible. Record any hazard conditions that may exist at a specific meter location to improve field worker safety on subsequent visits.