The latest version of the Connexo MultiSense, multi-vendor, multi-communication technology meter data collection (MDC) system, developed by Elster, has been announced by Honeywell.
MultiSense is part of Connexo, a unified utility intelligence solution that helps utilities better manage the escalating volumes, types and complexity of smart grid data that they need to meet evolving business, regulatory and customer expectations.
Connexo MultiSense simplifies decision making for utilities, helping them with their daily meter operations, capturing and unifying various types of utility data. From multi-vendor gas, water and electricity meters, to other smart grid devices and sensors.
With MultiSense, utilities can easily add and connect new smart grid devices whether they are directly connected or connected through gateways or data concentrators. MultiSense’s technology agnostic communication framework deals with the challenges modern smart metering networks pose, and keeps the operator in control by providing the necessary monitoring and configuration options. MultiSense is able to deal with a variety of profile data, register readings, alarms and alerts found in modern grid devices, and can also configure and manage device configurations in the field as well as apply advanced security models when required.
Through Connexo’s built-in workflow, MultiSense can automate many processes utilities are faced with in the roll-out and day-to-day management of smart meters, and offers the option to easily interface with other Connexo applications, as well as partner any existing legacy systems.
“Connexo MultiSense goes beyond data collection by providing built-in device asset management and device lifecycle management functionality. It creates a unification through its unique multi-vendor, multi-communication technology capabilities.” said Koen Bas, Head of Product Management Software & Services-EMEA/APAC for Elster Electricity. “Utilities need to meet the various energy demands of their customers; whilst keeping the supply reliable, cost effective and profitable. MultiSense has been designed with meter operators in mind, to make their job as easy and intuitive as possible. By choosing this solution, utilities can be sure that they are future-proofing their businesses in a continuously evolving market.”