Enermet, supplier of energy metering and load management solutions, and Elisa, an IT company offering solutions for fixed and mobile networks based in Finland, have developed a mobile data solution suitable for automatic meter reading (AMR). This solution allows cost-efficient transfer of energy metering data over the GPRS network throughout Finland.

GPRS provides a secure online connection between the meter and the meter reading system – the metering site can always be reached without installing a separate connection. The data connection can be set up and protected using common TCP/IP-based tools, and the end result is a secure virtual private network dedicated to meter reading, in which disturbances and data security risks have been minimised.