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Automated meter data management software. PrimeRead Software. Better device data access. PrimeRead software gives utilities multi-vendor, automated data collection offers large-scale commercial and industrial (C&I) data acquisition. PrimeRead software provides:

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Automated meter data management software

Automated meter data management software

PrimeRead Software

December 2008

PrimeRead Software


Better device data access

Better device data access

  • PrimeRead software gives utilities multi-vendor, automated data collection offers large-scale commercial and industrial (C&I) data acquisition.

  • PrimeRead software provides:

    • Communications network flexibility

    • Configurable data validation

    • A true Windows interface

    • Meter data management for AMI

    • Validation, estimating and editing


Primeread software summary

PrimeRead software summary

  • A multi-tier, open architecture makes PrimeRead software flexible and scalable

  • Support for industry-standard SQL Server and Oracle databases allows data exchange with other corporate information systems such as:

    • Billing

    • Operations

    • Customer Information Systems

    • SCADA

    • Power Quality Systems

    • Energy Balance and Losses

    • ISO/RTO

  • Securely store information in one central database


Primeread software summary1

PrimeRead software summary

  • Easily read and display power quality information from your meters

  • Import interval data, waveforms, PQ events and more from multiple utility devices (electricity, water and gas)


Primeread software operations

PrimeRead software operations

  • Business Analysis for easy ad-hoc reporting, scheduled reporting, graphing and exporting data

  • Set up call schedules, make on-demand calls and perform troubleshooting communications

  • Configure devices, system parameters, customer information, TOU schedules and groups

  • Unpack data retrieved from meters and store it in the centralized, secure database. Easily troubleshoot and log issues with this tool

  • Configure automatic and user-defined validation routines and schedules, or access the estimation and editing functions

  • *Unlisted modules are Importer and I/O


Key features

Multi-vendor

Multi-networking

Open architecture

Backward compatibility with legacy systems

Advanced user interface

Global parameters

User-defined fields for customer and for devices

Channel, registers, event and waveform download

Advanced port group functionality

Online data analysis

Groups or data aggregation structures

Time of Use

Unlimited scheduled reporting

Automated data collection

Online data validation

Audit log for configuration and validation

Key features


Extensive device support

Elster – ABB

Alpha I

Alpha II or Plus

Alpha 3

AIN

REX – MAS Residential

IEC A-1000 series

Actaris SL-7000

Aldana Enerlux

American Innovations

Cewe Prometer

Circutor

Extensive device support

  • Datapro Datapower

  • Electro Industries

    • Nexus 1250 DNP and Modbus

    • Nexus 1270 DNP and Modbus

  • EDMI

    • K3

    • K6

  • ELO Spectra

  • EMH Elgama

  • First Point TDS-2


Extensive device support continued

General Electric

DR-87

Phase 3

KV

KV2

KV2c

Iskra

MT851

Poreg 2

L+G – Bayard

Altimus

LG-100

S3

S4

S4e

DXMS

DXMX

ZMC

ZMD

ZMU

Nansen Spectrum

PowerLogic

ION7650

ION8600

Quadlogic

Transponder

S-20

Minicloset

Schweitzer

SEL

DNP

Modbus

Hunt Power

Emon IDR

Emon MS-5000

Extensive device support (continued)


Extensive device support continued1

Scientific Columbus – Ametek

Jem10

JemStar

Transdata

Mark V

SSR-5000

Schlumberger - Itron

Datastar Recorder

Fulcrum SL 320

Fulcrum SQ-400

Q-1000

Quantum (Q100 & Q200 series)

Quantum QDIP

Sentinel

Vectron

Siemens

Maxsys 2410

Maxsys 2510

Quad 4 Plus (w/o Superboard)

Quad 4 Plus (Superboard)

Sentry Recorder 200

Triacta

Powerhawk

ZIV

Standard Protocols

IEC 61107

DLMS

IEC 870-5-102

ANSI C12.19

Extensive device support (continued)


Multi networking

Landlines

Cellular (TDMA, CDMA & GSM)

Cellular digital CDMA 1X-RTT/EVDO, GPRS/EDGE

Fixed IPs

Dynamic IPs

CDPD (point to point and TCP/IP)

Satellite (TCP/IP)

Daisy Chain master-slave

Optical Probes

ANSI

IEC

Radios

Utilinet – Cellnet

TCP/IP

Power line carrier (PLC)

RS-232 Direct

RS-485 (multi-drop)

Ethernet

Line Simulators

Line splitters

X25

Multi-networking


Multi tiered open architecture

Multi-tiered, open architecture

  • Flexible enough for application distribution over a network environment or over a geographically dispersed area

  • Dynamically updates all stored information each time you perform an operation

  • Supports industry-standard SQL Server and Oracle databases

  • A native 32-bit application provides all current Windows operational and connectivity options and decreases the learning curve


Open architecture

Open architecture

Analysis and

Reports

Data

Collection

Data

Collection

Validation

Central Data Base:

Oracle

SQL Server

Client – Server

Multi-tier

Mobile Users

PDAs

W2000, XP, SP2, 2003 Server


Backward compatibility with legacy systems

Backward compatibility with legacy systems

  • PrimeRead software’s relational database provides:

  • Fast import of historical data into the software

  • A universal import and export engine for exporting data as flat files or XML to billing systems, SCADA or data warehouses:

  • Support for specific formats:

    • MV-90 Masterfile import

    • Lotus PRN import/export

    • EU export

    • MDEF export

    • EDI 867 import/export

    • Lodestar export

    • XML

    • CMEP


Advanced user interface

Advanced user interface

  • Outlook-style interface with:

    • Navigation bars

    • Floating toolbars

  • Develop grids that allow you to:

    • Group

    • Sort

    • Filter

    • Select columns

  • Create ad-hoc reports with grid information

  • Grid information can be exported to:

    • Text

    • HTML

    • Excel

    • XML

  • Grids allows volume handling of data


Global parameters with individual customization

Global parameters with individual customization

  • On-line data validation for the following validation checks:

    • Energy Tolerance

    • Interval Tolerance

    • Zero Tolerance

    • Non-Zero Tolerance

    • Time Tolerance

    • Overflow Tolerance


Global parameters with individual customization1

Global parameters with individual customization

  • DST

    • Global parameter that may be customized individually

  • Time Synchronization

    • Global parameter that may be customized individually


User defined customer and device fields

User-defined customer and device fields

  • 50 User-defined fields for:

    • Customers

    • Devices

  • These fields are associated in the database and:

    • Link customer data with external information systems

    • Link device data with external information systems

    • Store custom information


Channel registers and event download

Channel, registers and event download

  • User-defined channel definitions

    • These are associated to the physical channels inside the devices

  • Registers may be downloaded from the devices

    • Registers may be selected for download

  • Events and power quality data may be downloaded


Advanced port group functionality

Advanced port group functionality

  • For serial port data collection only

  • Allows similar ports on several workstations to launch calls

  • Scheduled calls are in the database, not the data collection station

  • Provides load balancing between the data collection workstations

  • Provides a fault tolerant operation

  • Allows specific modem configuration strings to be assigned to port and device combination


Online data analysis

Online data analysis

  • Business Analysis Module features:

    • Online data analysis using decision cubes

    • Based on creation of simple filters:

      • Multiple filters may be applied

      • Unlimited number of filters may be created

      • Filters may be used in other areas in the application

    • Graphs may be generated from the cube data

      • Multiple types of graphs


Groups and data structure

Groups and data structure

  • Unlimited number of groups or data structures may be created thus allowing:

    • Totalization or aggregation

    • Device characterization and data mining functionality

    • Groups, which may be used for:

      • Reports

      • Decision cube in Business Analysis Module

      • Call groups

  • Totalization is accomplished using dynamic tables


Time of use

Time of Use

  • Based on creation of TOU calendars

    • Create an unlimited number of calendars

  • Apply any of the following attributes:

    • Seasons

    • Day types, each day type may have its own TOU rate structure

      • Up to 365 day types for each calendar

    • TOU rates

      • Up to 48 changes per day

  • The calendars are applied dynamically to the database

  • View the calendars applied to the database in the Business Analysis Module


Scheduled report generation

Scheduled report generation

  • Based on Crystal Reports

  • Create an unlimited number of reports

  • Or choose from more than 100 standard reports

  • Schedule report generation

  • Generate reports in a variety of formats including:

    • EU

    • Lotus PRN

    • EDI 867

    • Lodestar

    • Excel

    • HTML

    • Word

    • CSV


Automated data collection

Automated data collection

  • Calls can be permanently scheduled:

    • Individually

    • Using groups

  • Data collection may be accomplished using multiple data collection stations

  • No user intervention is required for data collection


Online data validation

Online data validation

  • Validation is automatic for selected channels

  • The channel data has a flag that allows verification of the validation from an external source

  • Validation may be accomplished on any workstation in the system

  • Interactive data estimating

  • Manual data editing


Audit log for configuration and validation

Audit log for configuration and validation

  • Allows tracking of changes made in both Configuration and Validation modules


In conclusion

In conclusion…

  • PrimeRead software is an easy to use tool

  • Provides multi-vendor, automated data collection for utilities

  • Offers communications network flexibility, configurable data validation and a true Windows interface

  • Makes C&I data collection more flexible, scalable and reliable


Need more information

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    • www.powerlogic.com


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