2 DMC International was founded in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1997. Since our inception, we have been committed to delivering comprehensive and sophisticated metering systems to our customers. This dedicated focus has enabled DMC International to develop a patented low voltage power line communication technology which is integral to our product development. Reinforcing DMC Internationals position as a unique service provider in the meter reading industry. DMC International has also received ISO 9001:2008 certification and is a member of key industry authorities and regulatory bodies including American National Standards Institute ANSI, American Meter Reading Association AMRA, American Technical Institute ATI, International Standard Institute ISI, International Electro-mechanical Commission IEC, International Water Association IWA and the American meter Reading Association (AMRA). To date DMC International has carried our full-scale projects, pilot projects and supply projects in a multitude of countries and our client base includes government-owned utility companies as well as individual companies from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Indonesia, Brunei, Netherlands Antilles, Russia, Canada and the USA. In order to effectively serve such a widespread customer base, DMC International has a global network of agents and authorized service centers. Currently, DMC International's head office and production line are located in Dubai, U.A.E. Through the coupling of technical expertise and aggressive marketing, DMC has expanded to include sister companies in Canada, Saudi Arabia and China. DMC International is a member of key industry authorities and regulatory bodies
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PLC utomatic Meter Reading System (AMR) Via Low Voltage Power Line Carrier (PLC) Networks A INTRODUCTION
5 1. Overview - Automatic Meter Reading(AMR) System 1.1 Introduction Automatic Meter Reading ( AMR) System via Power Line Carrier: Power line carrier communications take place over the same lines that deliver electricity. This technique involves injecting a high frequency AC carrier onto the power line and modulating this carrier with data originating from the remote meter or central station. Power line carrier techniques Nowadays become a successfully system by a few companies worldwide, In 1998, Florida Electric Co., initiated 212,000 point PLC-based AMR system successfully with big saving and increasing the customer's services without any additional coast. AMR System via PLC becomes a unique solution for utilities worldwide not only because it saving a lot, but also it is managing the bad debit, Theft, power control,etc.. With no extra cost for communication Infrastructure by using the utility existing own network as communication media which making the PLCs AMR more better than other AMR solution as IR,RF and GSM/PSTN or wireless.
6 1.2 Communication: From Meter to meter: Existing LV power line network. Meters To / From Concentrator: Existing LV power line network. Concentrator To / From Utility Central Control Station (UCCS): i. Telephone Line (Excellent: Recommended) ii. GSM (Poor) iii. WIFI / Wireless (Good solution) Commercial Low Voltage PLC Network Industrial Residential LV Feeder Concentrator PLC & Tel. Line SolutionPLC & WIFI Solution
2.0 DMCs AMR System Features AMR System uses the existing power lines to eliminate the need for additional communication cable Remotely reading consumers power consumption in the distribution transformer, eliminating the need for on-site consumer readings by utility personnel Real time monitor consumers power consumption Storing, processing and print consumers data Freezing consumers power consumption Counting and analyzing power consumption for the distribution transformer or the consumer Analyzing line wastage Providing tariff and billing Theft detection (according to analyzing power consumption) Low cost for meter reading Very reliable and robust
11 Features and Benefits of the DMC's SMARTnET® AMR Fixed Network: 5. Billing and Statements. 5.1. Monthly billing 5.2. Consumer statement: Daily, Weakly, Monthly and Yearly. 5.3. District Statement: Daily, Weakly, Monthly, season and Yearly. 5.4. Town/Country Statement: Daily, Weakly, Monthly, season and Yearly. 5.5. Statement of Frozen account. 5.6. Statement of transferring account. 5.7. Statement of deleting account. 6. Reports and analyzing charts: 6.1. Consumption analyzing reports: 6.1.1. Consumer consumption: Daily, Weakly, Monthly and Yearly. 6.1.2. District consumption record: Daily, Weakly, Monthly and Yearly. 6.1.3. Town and Country Consumption record: Daily, Weakly, Monthly and Yearly.
Challenges in energy business Improving customer service and increasing customer loyalty Providing new services and products in a cost-effective way Improving the efficiency of the operations Investing in the future distribution network Meeting regulators requirements 14