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Utility & Smart Metering

The once simple world of residential and commercial gas and energy consumption has ever increasing user expectation of smart management through internet connectivity. Let us help you develop a display and embedded solution truly fit for purpose.

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When reliability and connectivity are key

Our metering display and embedded systems are designed with the user in mind. Working with you to understand the needs of your customers, we can help you achieve an innovative display and embedded design fit for increasingly demanding user expectations.

How can I get the optimum display user experience?


Display technology selection

Utility and Smart Metering devices may be exposed to either very bright or dark light conditions, especially when installed outdoors. We can help you select the most suitable colour or monochrome display technology for optimum readability even in the most challenging environment.

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Bespoke backlight design

The display alone may not provide the high clarity and viewability you desire, so we can guide you through additional optimisation, including backlight enhancement or the adoption of specific filters to reduce glare and reflection using our coverlens service

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How can I ensure a reliable display and embedded design?


Longevity 

Utility metering devices are designed to last and therefore long term durability is a critical factor. By selecting automotive grade components (such as the polariser and controller IC) you can achieve a design delivering superior longevity.

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EMC shielding 

Where your meter is situated will effect EMI levels. We can help you selecting the right components for your display and embedded design that will ensure a higher immunity to EMI.

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High thermal management

Temperature fluctuations can adversely affect operation of your metering device. We offer display and embedded components that can cope with wide operating temperature range from -30°C to +80°C to ensure smooth and reliable operation.

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How can I ensure my embedded design is fit for purpose?


Bespoke board design

Reliable data collection and real time monitoring is what smart metering devices are all about. Transferring valuable data out of the home and into the cloud requires CPUs with specific I/O functionality including WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G or 4G data communication protocol – read more about our motherboard customisation services.

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 Embedded design trade-offs

Metering devices often use segment or alphanumeric displays and are driven by small microcontrollers. But if a more enhanced user experience is needed using a colourful graphic display, we can help you manage the various embedded design trade-offs, using high-quality development tools and our experience in coding sophisticated GUIs

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Don't take our word for it!

Discover how we've helped a leading manufacturer of commericial and residential metering systems solution that would collect and smartly display energy usage information for the end users, using a wireless connection.

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