The benefits of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure have been explored mainly by the electrical utilities. Currently, few gas utilities have adopted the Smart metering systems for gas, relying on manual and infrequent reading or one-way communication as the most wide-spread technology. This, however, requires that a field operator walks close to the gas meter in order to read it. Bidirectional communication offers many beneficial functionalities for the utility and the end customers themselves.
The ARISТA AMI for gas offers a wireless or an M-Bus wired solution. It consists of an ARISTA Management Centre, ARISTA router/DC and the ARISTA communication modules.