Monday, December 20, 2010

EtherMeter Eliminate Problem in Pulse Technology

SCADA system integrators have struggled to eliminate the errors which resulted from using pulse-output flow meters. The most common problem with pulse technology is the inevitable discrepancies between the SCADA system and the readings displayed on the physical meters themselves.

SCADAmetrics has eliminated these errors with the introduction of the EtherMeter. EtherMeter is telemetry appliance that can ensure absolute agreement between the SCADA system and its connected meters.

The EtherMeter effectiveness is based upon an embrace of the latest Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology. It works by translating and flow rate signals from modern, encoder based flow meters into industrial protocols which SCADA systems can understand, such as Modbus, Ethernet/IP, and Allen Bradley DF1.

The connection of SCADA signal can be via 10BaseT Ethernet, RS485 twisted pair, RS232 serial cable and the gateway is compatible with most Ethernet switches and routers and most radio, telephone modems, satellite and fiber optic.

The EtherMeter has features with two meter ports, each of which is capable of pulse output flow meters and reading most absolute encoder. The EtherMeter automatically recognizes the connected meter’s communication protocol on the encoders. It would be plug and play. Compatible encoder based flow meters produced by Actaris, ABB, Elster-AMCO, Badger, Rockwell, Siemens, etc.

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