The ChoiceConnect Mobile Collector Lite is an easy-to-use, portable drive-by meter data collection solution that uses the Itron FC300 handheld with an external radio to gather consumption and tamper data from electricity, gas and water radio-based endpoints.
Features + Benefits
Mobile Collector Lite is an innovative combination of mobile and handheld meter data collection that can handle mixed drive-by and walk-by routes for the ultimate in operational flexibility. The Mobile Collector Lite also has the ability to collect time synchronized interval data, or data logging, with Itron’s new endpoints the 100G DL for gas and 100W for water.
Itron’s rugged, industry-leading FC300 handheld computer is the key to Mobile Collector Lite’s flexibility. Utilizing the compact in-vehicle dock and external multi-channel, full-duplex radio, the Mobile Collector Lite collects consumption and tamper data from water, gas and electric endpoints in either “bubble-up” or “wake-up” mode. The external full-duplex radio utilizes advanced signal processing technology to collect reads on up to 80 channels simultaneously, providing the highest level of RF performance in a highly integrated and cost-effective solution.
A single Mobile Collector Lite can read up to 10,000 meters on a single route, compared to the few hundred meters that can be read on the average handheld walking route. Meter readers can collect reads while driving at normal city driving speeds or they can remove the FC300 from the in-vehicle dock to probe reads and collect manual meter reads while reading the normal cycle route. When using the FC300 equipped with optional internal radio (FC300SR), meter readers can also program endpoints and collect data from hard-to-read meters. With the colorful touchscreen display, meter readers can view missed reads and other performance statistics in real time on the route.
When you deploy Mobile Collector Lite, you can:
- Increase operational efficiencies by reading more meters in a shorter amount of time
- Improve customer satisfaction by eliminating intrusive meter reading visits and providing more accurate and up-to-date billing data
- Improve employee and customer safety
- Improve the quality of your billing data by eliminating estimated reads and manual data entry errors
- Identify energy theft and revenue loss due to meter tamper