FIELD TOOLS v2.4
ERT and Meter Configuration Accuracy for Reliable Data Collection
Field Tools for North American Gas and Water ERTs is an Itron app built on decades of programmable metering experience in the gas and water utility markets. Field Tools ensures Itron ERTs are configured correctly, allowing a utility to properly bill consumers and analyze meter data with a head-end system.
Field Tools is designed to improve the efficiency of today’s field worker when installing, programming and checking Itron ERTs. Built on the Itron Mobile foundation, Field Tools enables the use of smartphones and tablets to perform various field tasks related to managing utility meter data collection hardware.
Field Tools includes features such as:
• Configuring device telemetry parameters
• Configuring communication modes
• Changing from mobile to network mode
• Validating network configuration
• Reading Tampers
• Checking meter configurations
• Firmware download on select devices
Note: Not all features are available yet
Field Tools is designed to run on smartphones and tablets allowing a Utility to choose the best and most affordable device for each employee, and working alongside other apps reducing the number of mobile devices carried by a field worker.
The mobile field worker can synchronize new configurations throughout the day using any Internet connection (cellular, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet) from anywhere: at home, in the office, or in the field.
Field Tools connects to a designated head-end cloud server to retrieve customer-specific meter configurations needed to accurately program ERTs and meters in the field.
Field Tools provides the field worker and utility with the comfort and satisfaction that billing will be accurate.
Field Tools enables a smooth transition of ERTs and meters from mobile to network modes, in addition to validating network attach information after an ERT or meter has associated with a network. Some network features not yet available.
Itron Wireless Communications Modules
Field Tools uses the compact Itron Mobile Radio that uses Bluetooth® to connect to the Field Tools app on a variety of mobile devices. Itron radios support Wakeup and Bubble Up ERTs.
Supported Itron Radios:
IMR, IMR2, IMR-FT
40G/GB, 50W, 60W, 60WP, 100G, 100W, OpenWay Riva 500G, 500W and Intelis Gas meter, Gen5 500G and Intelis Gas meter
Supported Feature Set:
Read, Check, Program, Switch to Network mode, Switch to Mobile mode and more
Itron continually works to add more ERTs and features to Field Tools.
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