Data collection solutions help you get the most out of installing meters and does so in the most cost-effective way.
Our data collection solutions allow your meters to be read remotely on the frequency needed for your application. We support applications from billing purposes to energy efficiency monitoring and government subsidy claims.
We design our solutions to be open-protocol, meaning you’re not locked to Sycous, or anyone else to access your data – it’s your data, you own it, and you control it.
Data collection can also be achieved through our PAYG solutions, where meters are connected to a PAYG unit for additional functionality such as debt-risk reduction and insights.
If you already have a data collection system installed and need help operating it, or resolving issues, our experts can also help, just Get in Touch.
How Does It Work?
The most common method for accessing meter data that we provide, and support is through OMS MBus.
OMS MBus is an open-protocol wired or wireless solution allowing you to select the data collection and AMR infrastructure that most suits your application. The heart of this solution is the central data collector, where cables or wireless signals terminate. This data collector can be 4G, GSM or TCP/IP (broadband) connected, allowing data to be remotely accessed through applications such as our Mabdeck software, or another 3rd party application.
MBus and Wireless MBus is ideal for use on heat networks and private utility networks as it is simple to install and robust in operation. This is also ideal where metering locations need to be localised such as on a heat network, in a single building or area, allowing meters to be connected together, or where wireless signals are possible.
If you need an alternative solution, covering a wider geographical area, with lower density properties, or where greater signal penetration is required, then an IoT solution may be ideal. We support IoT solutions such a LoRaWAN, NB-IoT. Our IoT solutions can interface with your existing gateways and network servers, or be stand-alone. We supply and support a range of gateways, have existing network server capabilities and we’ve definitely got the application server sorted allowing data to be made available to our Mabdeck software or another 3rd party application.
How Can Sycous Help?
Our experts can help select and specify the right data collection
products for your application, listening to and understanding your
business requirements, as well as contributing our knowledge and
industry best practise.
We can design a wired or wireless system that best suits your
application, undertaking all necessary surveys to ensure our
recommendations will work effectively to your requirements.
As well as simply supplying the products, we can also support with
optional training, installation and commissioning services. And we don’t
just leave it there, we provide maintenance, our Mabdeck software or
our Customer Billing Services that enable you to get the most out of the data you
collect from energy efficiency insights to billing.
We’re a Premium Partner and the largest partner in the UK of Elvaco, a
world-leading manufacturer of data collection solutions, including
Meter Communication Modules (MCM) for leading meter manufacturers
including Diehl, Kamstrup and Landis & Gyr.
This Premium Partner relationship means that not only can we sell at
the lowest prices but we provide the best solution for your application
and the exceptional levels of technical support both remotely and
on-site to make sure it’s delivered effectively.
As well as Elvaco, we can supply infrastructure from the likes of
Adeunis and Diehl among many more. When it comes to our IoT solutions we
bring together Elvaco products and solutions with the know-how and
experience of Zenner. Zenner are leading the transformation from a
traditional metering solution to an IoT solutions provider, having
invested in developing the infrastructure around IoT use-cases.