Itron recently released a new electronic handheld computer for meter reading applications, updated specifically for the European meter reading market. The G5R is lightweight, rugged and boasts an internal radio that complies with most European standards for utility meter reading. An integrated 433 MHz Radian radio allows for seamless data collection for faster reads and enhanced productivity.

Itron handheld computer

The compact G5R offers powerful features like a 33 MHz 486 processor, 8 megabytes of DRAM and another 8 megabytes of non-volatile compact Flash memory. The unit is designed to exceed MIL-STD-810E, making it rugged enough to handle knocks, drops, heat, cold and rain.

The G5R power management system chooses from several modes to improve performance and battery life, allowing operators to read more meters without the need to recharge the battery.

The G5R has been updated with an integrated 433 MHz Radian radio to comply with most European standards for utility meter reading. Itron’s optional VIENA software solution provides additional capabilities for the G5R to read meters, manage route allocation, transfer information and more.