Danfoss Sono® energy meters accurately measure the energy consumption in single family houses, apartment buildings and commercial buildings. In most cases the consumption is measured in order to allocate energy costs among the residents or users in a fair way. This means the energy consumption registered by every meter will periodically also need to be read out. Traditionally a person would come by and required access to every meter to list the consumption since the previous read out.
Nowadays more efficient methods to register the consumption are available. Danfoss offers three automated meter reading solutions;
‘Walk-by’ radio meter readout
This is a wireless meter reading solution using a portable radio receiver, SonoRead™ 868, with Bluetooth interface. It can read all OMS standardized meters. Once it is connected to the SonoApp™ a powerful, mobile radio meter reading system is established. Access to the meters is no longer required, saving a significant amount of time for planning and scheduling activities. The radio meter readout is a perfect solution for situations where a manageable amount of meters need to be readed occasionally.
In case many meters need to be read more frequently, the use of a data concentrator, SonoCollect™, is a better solution. The concentrator stores data from up to 80 meters. It comes with a standardized wired and wireless M-bus interface supporting up to 500 meters in one system. The data can be read out at any time with analyzing tools, e.g. on a PC, via IP technology. This solution is recommended for larger buildings and/or for facility managers that are actively seeking for insights that can help them increase their buildings’ energy efficiency.
Smart meter reading Cloud
When there’s a need to access energy consumption data from various buildings, the cloud-based smart meter reading solution can be used. SonoEnergy™ is a smart energy software platform for the overall integration of data, business processes and technologies. It collects the data from different SonoCollect™ (or other) data concentrators. The data can be analyzed and ordered for further processes in other systems such as automatic billing solutions, energy advising solutions, optimization of grid, SCADA, Building Management Systems (BMS) and more. The simplicity of managing large amounts of data saves time and reduces the risk of mistakes in daily meter operations. This solution is recommended for building investors and energy utilities.
Features and benefits
Innovative solutions on 3 levels
Easy to use – plug & play
Compliant with OMS communication standard
Data insight is valuable for energy efficiency improvements
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|Brochure||Energy metering solutions - Product overview||English||Multiple||11 Apr, 2019||1.4 MB|
|Brochure||SonoCollect 110 - Automatic meter reading for maximum convenience||English||Multiple||28 Sep, 2016||261.2 KB|
|User guide||SonoEnergy Control Panel||German||Multiple||19 Jan, 2020||3.4 MB|
|User guide||SonoEnergy Control Panel||English||Multiple||08 Sep, 2016||2.9 MB|
|User guide||SonoEnergy Control Panel||Turkish||Multiple||18 Dec, 2016||3.0 MB|
|User guide||SonoEnergy Control Panel||Russian||Multiple||08 Jan, 2017||3.2 MB|
Easy data handling saves time in daily meter operations
SonoEnergy™ is a smart energy software platform that supports the holistic integration of data, business processes and technologies. It offers users an intuitive interface for reading, storing and analyzing metering data.
SonoEnergy™ is designed on a modular principle. This makes it possible to start small and add functionalities as the user’s commercial, process and technical requirements evolve.
SonoEnergy™ enables the provision of entire service concepts or single end-user products in the field of Smart Metering, energy management and more.
The software platform offers new possibilities for the utility sector by enabling energy suppliers, grid operators and energy service providers to create innovative and attractive services, such as combining Smart Metering and smart domestic functionality.
SonoEnergy™ Features and benefits
Proven smart metering and energy management applications
Supports multiple readout technologies for data collection
Storage and processing of multiple data streams in one system
Scalable, modern, virtualized and compliant system design that meets all security requirements
Can be used as a stand-alone device or integrated into an existing system
Offered as a cloud solution
Standard interfaces and protocols can be expanded via plug-ins
GUI control panel for configuration and monitoring
Successful Heat Meter read-out via narrowband IoT14 May 2018
Energy metering is one of the areas in Danfoss with a high focus on engineering innovative solutions for the future. The team responsible for development, production and sales of Heat Meters and Automatic Meter Reading solutions, is proud to announce a successful test with narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) wireless data communication.