Vanishree k Rao, Sri G N Madhu
Abstract: In todays world almost all industrial systems are based on wireless communication, as it has many advantages.The development of a fully Automated Energy Meter which is having capabilities like remote monitoring and controlling of energy meter will lead to transparency in the energy meter reading and billing system. Automatic Meter Reading system (AMR) will continuously monitors the energy meter and sends data on to a server system of service provider through wireless communication where data will be stored as well. Later the bill details will be sent to the customer through SMS. It saves huge human labor. Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) technology is used to communicate between the service provider and the customer. This system avoids the human intervention in power management. If the customer does not pay the bill in time, the user is informed through SMS system using GSM. If still customer does not pay the bill then as per designed late consideration, one alert message will be sent then automatically the power connection is disconnected from the remote server. This developed system provides efficient monitoring of energy meter reading, power control mechanism, avoids the billing error and also reduces the cost of maintenance.
Keywords: Global System for Mobile communication GSM, Short Message Services SMS, Automatic Meter Reading system AMR, Visual Basics VB, Liquid Crystal Display LCD