CloudD offers a completely managed AMI service. Meter connectivity is managed via a cellular communication module buried inside the meter. Bi-directional communication enables full control of meter functions such as service connect and disconnect, power usage, outage detection and software updates. Historical power usage data and customer data is stored in the cloud and accessed via web browser. The service is designed for the utility or coop seeking the benefits of an AMI system without the capital costs of purchasing a system, building and managing a data center, building and maintaining communication infrastructure, and the labor costs of an IT staff.
CloudD's AMI service leverages the investments made by cellular carriers in coverage, leverages carrier networking expertise, and levarages the investments made by large data center providers. CloudD builds on this infrastructure to offer a simpler and more cost-effective AMI service than is possible with the traditional AMI product. CloudD's system does not require a large upfront investment and can be rolled out at your rate.
Cellular meters can provide an enormous amount of data to you and your customers. Our system allows you to receive data readings from your meters as often as you'd like - weekly, daily, hourly, or faster. This data can be forwarded on to your customers so that they can track their usage and cost. When your customers know how much electricity they're using - on a daily basis - they can proactively manage their usage. Additionally, with many utilities now rolling out pre-paid plans, our service makes it possible to immediately notify customers when they are nearing the limits of their purchased electricity.
We install a 4G LTE cellular communication module in an electric meter. This module, together with Cloud Utility District's connectivity platform, enables real-time bi-directional communication with your meter hardware.
4G LTE Cellular Board: A 4G LTE cellular board installed within your meters provides immediate cellular connectivity.
Software Agent Establishes Connectivity: We use an embedded software agent installed on the meter's cellular board to establish connectivity.
Scalable Platform: Our platform was specifically designed for large scale projects, such as smart meter deployments.
Data Stored in the Cloud: Your customer data is stored and accessible 24/7 in the cloud (remote offsite servers that we manage).
Track and Control 24/7: Track customer power usage 24/7. Turn meters on and off and remotely control them over the internet.
Pre-Pay: We offer a web-based service that allows customers to pre-pay for their electricity. This is a managed, automated system, you don't have to do anything!