The Automatic Meter Reading Association (AMRA) and United Telecom Council (UTC) have announced a new resolution to find AMR interoperability solutions for utilities. Both associations recognise the benefits that AMR systems offer to utilities and are working to develop universal standards to encourage adoption of AMR technology.
To achieve this goal, AMRA and UTC will form a task force of representatives from electricity, gas and water utilities to examine, evaluate and recommend a framework for improving data interchange. The task force will examine technology solutions and develop standards that address utilities' common business needs. The aim of such standardisation is to increase the extent of enterprise-wide AMR information use, and to reduce the cost and time required to implement and manage AMR systems.