M2M the proven standard for wireless smart meter reading

Electricity, gas, water Utility Companies look to M2M  the proven standard for wireless smart meter reading, due to being faced with fierce competition as consumers now want to keep their energy consumption under control and demanding better transparency in pricing.

Remote smart meter reading powered by M2M technology is now enabling Electricity, gas, water Utility Companies around the globe to better predict and meet demand using the most cost-efficient power, and there will be greater flexibility in deploying renewable power into the grid.

M2M technology enables rear real time consumption data which makes billing simpler and less confusing for consumers.  With the introduction of Smart meters, consumers have the ability to track consumption data via the Internet and change energy habits to save money and resources.

M2M is a proven, open, standards-based technology that is ready to support the needs of smart meters without needing additional infrastructure.  M2M Security SIMs  has successfully tested its Global Multi Network roaming Network  for smart meters.   We have found on average wireless smart meter readings, in one meter upload will use just 28KB data at a time, three times per day on average. In this case, the monthly throughput is calculated by: the number of meters × data volume uploaded once × upload times per day × number of days per month.

Global M2M Data Connectivity for Usage Based Insurance

They key part of any wireless meter reading solution finding the right M2M Data Connectivity partner.  For a truly global solution the first choice is M2M Security SIMs with our 420+ roaming agreements allow a worldwide M2M service with the best network coverage option for M2M providers.   We have built a M2M Resilience SIM service that solves the problems of  network dependence and data signal loss, which is the key factor in making your wireless meter reading service work.  Mobile networks do fail, sometimes for extended periods.  M2M Security SIMs Resilience future-proofs M2M deployments through its unique Operator selection and steering capabilities.

Guarantee device connectivity
What happens if your wireless smart meter reading device uses a M2M SIM is out in the field, it has network connection, albeit a weak one. GPRS attachment is not being maintained – despite your M2M operator promising multiple network options in that country. The SIM will not switch networks as it is already successfully connected to a mobile network. This leaves you in a difficult position and renders your wireless smart meter reading device totally inactive and opens you to high risk M2M Resilience you can mitigate the risk of problems like this occuring.

With M2M Resilience when data connectivity falls below a given threshold it will automatically activate an internal matrix is cross referenced with the available networks of not only M2M, but of 2 other global MNOs. A signal test is then performed in order to select the best connection for the situation and location.  Thanks to M2M Security SIMs , smart meters can be rolled out across the globe. This means consumers and utilities will have unprecedented visibility into their power consumption.

Contact your M2M Security SIMS account manager or, if you aren’t already an M2M Security SIMS  customer, find out about becoming a customer by calling +44 (0)1344 388002 or complete the below form.

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