The measuring device initially requires a pulse or S0 interface. If this is not available, it may be possible to retrofit it as an accessory to the meter model. These are usually adapters that are mounted on the meter. The adapters recognize the activity of the meter clock and generate corresponding pulses per consumption unit. It is not possible to read out the absolute meter reading digitally via the interface. However, the pulses can be counted so that a meter reading can be generated separately from the measuring device.
The Honeywell EEM-Convert is a module with 4 pulse/S0 inputs. The module manages four meter readings that are incremented via the pulse inputs. The values of the counter readings can be written via the Modbus interface in order to adapt them to the value of the measuring device. It is also possible to specify how many counting units are incremented per pulse. The module can thus maintain an identical counter reading parallel to the reading of the measuring device. Up to four measuring devices can be connected. The type of metering device (water, gas, electricity, etc.) is irrelevant here. All that is required is an interface.
Modbus Cloud Connect
Modbus Cloud Connect reads the meter readings via the Modbus RTU interface and transmits them via NB-IoT or LTE-M, depending on availability. Configuration is conveniently carried out remotely via the self-service portal. The meter readings are then transmitted to any end point via HTTP or MQTT.
Connected end-to-end with ease
With the appropriate additional hardware, many types of meters can be connected and a digital infrastructure created to provide transparency in energy consumption. The above-mentioned hardware components form a transmission path that provides the meter reading for a platform. This can be a visualization platform from our partners Device Insight or Datacake, for example. This combination of all components represents the entire end-to-end infrastructure for realizing the use case.
Modbus Cloud Connect makes it easy to use, flexibly connectable and broadly applicable. Your device, directly to the cloud.