Open Smartflex meets advanced meter data requirements outside of traditional meter-to-cash process, regardless of what meter is installed. The solution supports the storage and management of interval consumption , Validation, Editing, and Estimation (VEE) , events management, and usage aggregation, and other features required for large-scale deployment of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and the associated vast amount of data.
The solution is a key enabler for the deployment of utility smart grid technologies to meet the challenges of market transformation, emerging disruptive technologies, and data-driven innovation. As a technology-agnostic solution, Open Smartflex incorporates the Multispeak protocol to be interoperable with various vendor head-end systems , including industry leaders such as Itron, Landis & Gyr and Sensus. By communicating with the head-end system, Open Smartflex collects data, such as meter reads and network events, and can issue commands to smart meters, including remote connect and disconnects.