RMU32 - Remote Meter Reading System
Remote Metering Unit (RMU32)

The Epitomy 32 Channel Remote Meter Reading Unit (RMU) has been designed to remotely read any meter with a pulsing contact representing the meter throughput, such as gas, electricity, hot and cold water meters.

A maximum or 32 meters may be connected to one RMU32, and a maximum of 32 RMUs may be connected together into one network of 1024 meters.

Any RMU in the network may be used as the Master and connected to the PSTN, GSM/CSD  and 3/4G networks via a modem, to remotely read all 1024 meters.This is adequate for most installations, however multiple networks may be installed for exceptionally large complexes / sites.

Local meter reading is possible either by reading the Liquid Crystal Display on each RMU32 or by plugging a Laptop PC into any one RMU32 and reading all meters in the network.Local and remote meter reading using a Laptop or Desktop PC is undertaken using a Epitomy developed PC program called WinLog.

Remote Metering Unit (RMU32) features:
  • From 1 to 32 pulsing meters may be monitored per RMU32
  • From 2 to 32 RMUs may be connected into one RS-485 network
  • Remote access to all RMU32 units in a network from  PSTN, GSM/CSD or 3G/4G link
  • GPRS mobile telephone access allows meter readings to be directed onto the internet
  • Local meter reading using a Laptop PC connected to the RS-232 Port
  • Also local meter reading for each RMU32 from it’s front panel Liquid Crystal Display
  • Powered from the 240V AC mains
  • Backup battery providing 15 days of power fail operation
  • Open circuit meter line detection
  • Absolute and Load Profile meter readings are recorded in non-volatile memory
  • Absolute meter readings to a maximum of 4 000 000 000 pulse counts
  • 150 days of 30 minute increment, Load Profile data storage
  • Load Profile time intervals may be set from 1 second to 24 hours
  • Storage of meter parameters, such as meter number, K factor, energy units and resolution
  • Conversion of meter pulses to energy used
  • A Real Time Clock (RTC) to provide date and time stamps for meter readings
  • Access codes provide data access security
  • Simple communications protocol with no licensing fees
  • Two RS-485 Ports for network communications
  • One RS-232 Port for modem or PC connection
  • Housed in a wall mounted metal box 400 x 300 x 160mm in size
  • Bottom cable entry
  • Access for cable termination and maintenance through a lockable front door
  • Automatic reading software to collect data from multiple sites which can then be stored/intergrated with a variety of SQL Databases (inc Microsoft SQL , MYSQL and SAP HANNA).