UK ‘smart meter’ technology company Remote Energy Monitoring Ltd has joined with other leading companies in licensing UMI® (Universal Metering Interface) technology from Cambridge Consultants. UMI® is an open standard for connecting smart metering communications and control modules within the meter.
By adopting this standard, REM is ensuring its metering products are ‘future-proofed’ as new communication modules provided either by REM or by other companies can be added to the REM modular meter either before deployment or when in use in consumers’ homes.
Nigel Rzemieniecki, REM’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Our modular meter design is truly communication system agnostic. This gives our customers additional choice and protects them from technology obsolescence and technology change.”
Because the UMI® communications module is entirely separate from the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID)-approved measurement components of the meter, there is no need to have the meter re-approved when communication interfaces are changed.
UMI® has been developed by Cambridge Consultants and is now available as an open standard for adoption in smart metering products and communications modules.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Remote Energy Monitoring is a smart metering and data management company. It designs, develops and deploys complete end-to-end smart metering solutions which help its customers – the UK’s energy supply companies – to increase consumer retention, improve operational efficiency and develop brand reach, while reducing consumer churn and bad debt. Remote Energy Monitoring is a UK company, with unrivalled experience in deploying smart metering solutions. Its meter development centre is in Australia, systems are developed in the UK and meters are manufactured in China. For more information, visit www.remuk.co.uk.
- UMI® is designed to protect investment in metering installation by standardising the connection of smart metering communications and control modules inside the meter. These modules can be inserted when the meter is manufactured or when it is installed. Smart metering capabilities can then be upgraded during the operating life of the meter. The same meter platform can also be used across a number of countries with UMI modules added according to national legislation, business or market requirements. UMI® has been developed by Cambridge Consultants and is now available as an open standard for adoption in smart metering products and communications modules. For more information see www.cambridgeconsultants/umi or email email@example.com. UMI and the UMI logo are trademarks of Cambridge Consultants Limited, registered in the UK.