A typical automatic meter reading system (AMR) is consisted of a number of STUF-280T/W heat/water meters and one or several M-BUS concentrators (BACnet bus not explained here.) Each concentrator can be connected to a data center computer directly or through a GPRS transceiver wirelessly.
STUF-280T/W uses M-BUS to communicate with the concentrator. M-BUS simply uses two non-polarized wires to achieve a variety of options for reliable meter reading, remote diagnosis, remote control, incremental pricing, time-based pricing, batch service, prepaid billing, etc. This BUS system is also simple and economical to wire and construct.
Based on many years’ meter reading experience, we have established a hierarchical heat management system architecture that is flexible, scalable, reliable and robust. This architecture has been fully implemented in our Data Center Manager software.
There are four layers in this software topology. The top layer is for the DTU management, upper middle layer for the area management, lower middle layer for the building management, and bottom layer for the client management. A DTU region could have several Areas, an Area could have many buildings, and a building could have many clients.
Hardware System Minimum Requirements
- CPU: Pentium 166 200MHz
- Memory: 64MB
- Hard Drive: 500MB
- Display: Resolution 1024x768, Color 256
Software System Minimum Requirements
- OS: Windows 2000 or above
- Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or above
- Application software: Shenitech Data Center Manager
Main Graphic User Interface
Shenitech’s Data Center Manager software is designed to work with MBus-based BTU meters, water meters as well as electricity energy meters. It is easy-to-use Windows-based automatic meter reading and data management software. It can work with Shenitech’s billing software seamlessly, thus, make the utility management simple, efficient and reliable.