Itron Inc. has successfully installed a new generation of meter reading software for walk-by and drive-by meter reading operations at utility Dayton Power & Light. The Field Collection System (FCS) built on web services architecture, provides utilities with flexibility, scalability and functionality to run Itron handheld and mobile meter reading systems.
Using FCS, meter readers can upload routes faster than many of the applications in use today. FCS also improves route reading times and meter reader efficiency by reducing the time needed to extract load profile data from large C&I accounts. It also incorporates new field service functionality into the same device, enabling utilities to achieve productivity gains by allowing meter readers to complete service work orders while reading monthly routes.