Smart card prepayment meters manufactured by Malaysian Intelligence Meters Sdn Bhd (MIM) are finding an international market. MIM has already supplied its Metronix meters to several customers in Malaysia, and installations are presently underway in countries like Iran, Thailand and Bangladesh.

MIM is also in talks with utilities in Singapore and Bahrain. The benefits of prepayment - from cutting utility costs to educating consumers on responsible use of power - are encouraging utilities worldwide to adopt prepayment as part of their meter strategies.