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Smart Card enables information transfer between authority company and the meter. 6. Traditional meters have a long history but its a reality that they won’t stand the technological developments about metering systems. Smart Cards used in electronic meter and prepayment systems are manufactured and programmed according to international standards in line with customer requests. 7. 2. Subscribers may install purchased credits easily to your meters and do not get effected by energy and water price increases. This feature makes meters user friendly. 9. Worldwide. Subscribers may buy as much credit as they want and whenever you want from credit sales points. By this new system. 3. Electronic chip integrated smart card operated prepayment meters are used in many countries for years. When backup credit finishes and new credit is not installed. and these numbers are increasing every day. 1 www. both authorities and subscribers save time and money. Purchased credit information is transfered from authority to the meter and consumption information is transfered from meter to the authority. Meters displays subscribers consumption and information messages.com.elektromed. Every meter has its own smart card. 4. they have auto-control feature. meter allows subscriber to use back up credit. 8.tr GENERAL FEATURES OF ELEKTROMED PREPAYMENT METERING SYSTEMS 1. the number of prepayment meter subscribers reached the high figures. Electronic meters replace mechanical meters at a great pace. Elektromed prepayment meters do not let users to make errors. stores this in memory and close the meter and stop electricity and water usage. Research and Development activities continue with an unbelievable speed to make people’s life easier. Meter warns the subscriber before the credit finishes. As a result. By using prepayment system. It is impossible to copy the smart cards. Backup credit is an advance credit with an amount defined by the authorities. features other then metering consumption amounts are not taken into consideration. On the other hand. commercial and industrial facilities accurately. Meter detects illegal use attempt. Subscribers and utilities get rid of forgotten payment of bills or follow-up of last payment dates and will have a fixed price guarantee. Provides a better customer service for the authorities. When the credit in the meter finishes and new credit is not installed. Lately high security requiring banking system also switched to electronic chip integrated smart cards intead of magnetic tape system for credit cards. 5.When getting started. System works according to prepayment credit basis and gives the subscribers usage right according to the purchased credit amount. meter close its relay/valve and stop electricity and . classical mechanical meters are now giving place to prepayment smart card operated new technology electronic meters. The word “meter” is used for devices for measuring the amount of energy and water in residential. In this traditional definition. System is completely safe.
If the subscriber loose his/her card. 18.elektromed. Authorities tariff changes are transfered to all sales point instantly and tariff informations are updated. Subscriber is warned by display message before meter battery ends. Battery Low. it can not be used again. Subscribers have the fixed price waranty in the prepayment system. 16. Cancelled. Battery. 2 www. as it is no more registered to the system.%90 saving on transportaion costs.gas usage. Meter messages are displayed on the LCD. Buy Credit. 5. Smart card system provides below benefits to the authorities: • Eliminates first and last reading operations • Eliminates sealing/opening and meter uninstalling/installing operations because of unpaid bills • Eliminates billing and bill distribution operations • Eliminates bill and payment follow-up operations • System has high security level • Elektromed prepayment electronic water meters understand the leakages on the network and inform the authority via smart card. Service. Authority may apply different tariffs at different zones. Wrong. 13. “ Credit Low. 12. 2. 11.%50 saving on stationery costs. authority provides a new card and cancels the previous one. Error” etc. 10. Information provided by the meter: • Amount of consumption • Remaining credit • Total consumption in certain time frame • Latest meter energy cutoff time • Latest unauthorized intervention date • Latest credit loading date • Real date and time information • Meter type and serial number • Battery status • Authority may reach any information anytime 15. meter store all information to the memory.com.tr 14. . General Benefits: 1.%25 financial gain by prepayment system. Penalty. Control. Electronic smart card becomes out of use if it is tried to be used for another meter. prepayment meter system amortize investment costs in short time. 3. economical and secure system is set. 4.All consumptions may be followed by credit sales point terminals Besides these benefits. If the subscriber do not take necessary actions and battery ends.%85 savings on personnel costs. 17. “BUY CREDIT” message is displayed on the meter screen. By this way meter and consumption information is protected.Unpaid bills problem is solved 6. Battery Off. Subscribers are not effected by price increases till the previously purchased credits end. If someone find the card. Modern.
controls LCD. closing unit and card reader unit.ELECTRONIC METER Electronic meters are energy and water consumption metering devices consist of semi-conductor components. • There is no need to leave smart card on the meter. controls LCD.Electronic Meter B . • If the subscriber does not take this messages into consideration. meter record these intervention details (date. valve in heat. Subscriber should remove the smart card after loading credit. • When battery runs out. In order to use energy and water. Subscriber is warned to buy credit by the messages. 3 www.com.Smart Card C .tr ELECTRONIC METER FEATURES • Electronic meters in the system have automatic open/close units. meter close itself and stop subscribers consumption. After installing of credit. type etc. • Occupancy rate of battery is reported to the subscriber by the LCD. time.consumption information is saved to the non volatile memory.elektromed.Credit Sales Points and Central Computer A .ELEMENTS OF PREPAYMENT METER SYSTEM A . cut off unit is activated. Elektromed prepayment water and gas meters shutdown itself and stop consumption when the battery runs out. Occupancy rate of the battery is also reported to the authority by the smart card. • LCD SCREEN The unit that analyse all consumption and status information. meter only opens by the auhority service. consumption is stopped automatically. • Meters have two security switches. These switches are under main body cover and battery cover. Cut off unit is a relay in electricity meter. ran out batteries are followed up and changed by the service. Subscriber should purchase new credit and load to the meter via smart card. closing unit and card reader unit. Credit is easily loaded to the meter when the smart card is inserted to the card reader unit. cutoff unit gets activated when the remaining credit is finished. Subscriber should remove the smart card from the meter. If any of these covers are opened by unauthorized personnel. • When the loaded credit in the meter drop below a predefined level. • ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT The unit that analyse all consumption and status information. When credit finishes. In this case. “CREDIT LOW” message is displayed on the LCD. Elektromed prepayment electricity meter use network energy when the battery runs out. . gas and water meters. • CUT OFF UNIT Meter has a cut off unit for usage control. Consumed energy and water amount is deducted from the loaded credit. credit must be loaded again.) in to the memory and active cutoff unit to close itself and stop energy and water consumption. This way. When credit finishes or unauthorized intervention take place. Purchased credit is transfered to the meter via IC smart card. there is no need to leave smart card on the meter. In the system subscriber pay before consumption. Energy and water meters’ open/close feature is used by the subscriber’s smart card. • CARD READER The interface that smart card is inserted to and provide communication between meter and smart card.
Meter’s batteries are also isolated from the mechanical units. This way subscriber is warned and reminded to buy new credit. • Subscriber can not change the battery. • Every subscriber have their own smart card.tr . Returned credit value is paid back to the subscriber. They have to call the service. Lithium battery life is around 10 years. “PENALTY” message is displayed on the screen. Transfered credit is first loaded to the backup credit location in the memory. This credit is transfered to the meter when the smart card is inserted to the meter. Energy and water consumptions is stoped. After this process no credit is left at the meter. • When subscribers purchase credit. • “PENALTY” message continues till battery cover is closed. it can not be used. battery runs out and “BATTERY FINISHED” message is displayed on the screen. • When the backup credit ends before the subscriber loads new credit. • If subscribers want to return smart card and the purchased credit for any reason. Subscriber’s meter does not accept other subscriber’s smart card. Meter checks for this ID number in each process and compares with the matching of the meter number. • Meter’s energy source is 3. • All the electronic units of the meter are isolated from mechanical units.• There are two locations in meter memory for credit information: Main Credit and Backup Credit. then remaining credit is loaded as main credit. • Every smart card has an authority defined unique ID number. • Subscriber understands the necessity of battery change from the “BATTERY LOW” message on the screen. • Meter starts to use backup credit after main credit ends. New loaded credit will be added to the remaining credit in the meter. Authority transfer the loaded credit in the meter by using “RETURN CARD” process and receive back the credit at the sales point. When the main credit ends. • Subscriber may purchase and load new credit before the credit ends. Lost smart card is canceled by the authority. purschased credit is installed to subscriber’s smart card. Meter will open itself for consumption. Subscriber’s meter and smart card is one to one matched. • When the service personnel remove the battery from the meter. meter close valve/relay and stop consumption. • If the battery change operation is not done one time. Even if the subscriber find the lost card.elektromed. data in the meter’s memory is protected.com. In order to use the backup credit subscriber have insert the smart card to the meter. they apply to the authority. One subscriber can not use other subscriber’s smart card. When the cover is open. meter will close valve/relay and stop energy and water consumption. There is security switch under the meter’s battery cover. 4 www. • All the information in the memory is safe during the battery cover. Backup credit system is developed for subscribers to be able continue using energy and water in case of credit finishing out of office hours and weekends where they can not buy new credit. meter closes itself. Backup credit is defined by the authorities according to the longest holiday time. • Subscribers apply to the authority when they loose their smart card and get a new smart card whose ID is matched with their meter. This message requires authority intervention to the meter. No data loss takes place.6V Lithium battery.
statistical information and works. reporting. In order to open meter authority must intervene with “AUTHORITY CARD”. This operation is shown by “CANCELED” message on the screen. credit in the meter is returned.• Meter close itself if meter’s terminal. subscriber controls and meter status information. 5 www. battery or body covers open. • When meter goes into penalty mode it close itself automatically. authorities have the ability to reach credit sales. If any subscription is canceled for any reason. In water and gas meters electromechanical valve and in electricity meters relay is activated.tr SERVER CREDIT SALES POINT SERVICE SUBSCRIBER CARD SOSO OSOS SOSO OSOS SOSO OSOS SOSO ELE K Exc TRO ell enc e in Met erin ME D g OSOS SOSO SOSO OSOS SOSO PREPAYMENT SYSTEM OSOS SOSO OSOS SOSO OSOS SOSO . Energy and water consumption is stoped and “PENALTY” message is displayed.elektromed. • If the meters are connected to the authority via AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) systems.com. • Authority may cancel subscriptions.
Card’s error coefficient is decreased by 1. Subscriber should call the service. control unit automatically close valve/relay.tr CANCEL: Meter is canceled by the authority temporarily. Battery Full Battery Medium Battery Low: Battery is about to run out. BATTERY END: Battery is out of order.elektromed. Service There is a problem about the cutoff unit. It can be cleared by Authority card prepared for that subscriber. cutoff unit will not allow energy and water transmission. ! Meter Cover Open Meter Active Meter Cover is open. Subscriber should call the service. Subscriber should buy credit. BATTERY LOW: Battery voltage is low. Subscriber should call service. Battery Empty: When battery runs out. It can be solved by authority card prepared for that subscriber by the authority service. ERROR: Smart card read by the meter do not match. unauthorized intervention situation Energy and water transmission is allowed. Credit and consumption information is stored. It does not operate.LCD MESSAGES SERVICE: Implies a problem about the valve. Subscriber should call service. BUY CREDIT: Credit finished. If this error happens 4 times card is blocked and can not be used again. 6 www. Valve could not finish operation on the required time.com. CREDIT LOW: Credit amount is below a predefined critical limit. Till new credit loading. Cutoff unit(valve/relay) is activated. T 1234 TARIFF It shows on which tariff the meter is metering. . Messages are shown like symbols on the LCD. PENALTY: Unauthorized intervention took place. Meter Closed No credit on the meter.
Cancel Card b.com. “Service” messages.elektromed. Meter number and smart card numbers are matched. Smart Cards are fully compatible with ISO 7816-3 standard security protocols. authority must use Open Card.) and these information is send to the service management. record all information of meter ( battery level. INFORMATIONS TRANSFERRED FROM METER TO THE CENTER • Subscriber number • Subscriber type • Meter number • Meter type • Main credit on the card • Backup credit on the card • Remaining credit on the meter • Used credit on the meter • Battery level • Last credit load date to the meter • Last electricity. this card is used. B) OPEN CARD: On the cases that meter is closed with “Penalty”. Main and backup credit information is transfered by smart card. valve/relay problems etc. In this case subscriber can not use energy or water. D) CONTROL CARD: Used by authorities to control all units of the meter periodically. water . this card is used to activate the meter.Open Card c. gas consumption date • Penalty date • Malfunction date • Meter status • Valve/Relay operation number .SMART CARDS USED IN THE SYSTEM 1) Authority Card ( Used by the authorities ) a.B . C) RETURN CARD: If the subscriber request the purchased credit amount on the smart card or meter back .Control Card 2) Subscriber Cards Electronic Smart Card 1) AUTHORITY CARDS A) CANCEL CARD : Used when authority decide to close a meter for any reason. After that subscriber may use energy and water. In order to activate meter.tr 2) SUBSCRIBER CARDS • SUBSCRIBER CARD: The card used by the subscriber to purchace credit and load to their meters.Return Card d. Control card. 7 www.
all information are visible at the sales point computers. • System is protected by 3 level security system.tr C. All information is stored at main computer and credit sales points and centers are controled by the servers.Computers at the Credit Sales Points (POS) • Main computer is named as “server”. small shops and entrance of other authority buildings. 8 www. All sales information is stored in the second computer. To provide data flow. • In the system main servers on the authority center are always online connected to the Credit Sales Points (POS). Credit sales points are at banks. Authorities form credit sales centers with at least 4 credit sales terminals (computers). These are as follows. subscriber follow-up operaitons are done by these units. . Operational cost saving and high security is provided. Credit Sales Points (POS) are consist of one credit loading computer. System uses Oracle or SQL database on NT system.Computers at the Credit Sales Centers 3 .STRUCTURE OF COMPUTER SYSTEM • In the structure Elektromed prepayment smart card operated systems there are two main servers. One of them is the master and the other is bridge or backup server. • When subscriber goes to the credit sales point to buy credit. new computers are added to the system and operational speed is increased. These information is transfered to the main computer. According to the developments in computer technology. second computer has Digiboard multiplexer and other special softwares.elektromed.com. After the payment subscriber get his smart card back with load credit. At these centers credit sales amounts are higher. • All computers at credit sales centers and credit sales points are connected to authority central servers. highest security level codes This way system is procted against internal and external unauthorized interventions.Two servers at the authority center 2 . • Computers with smart card reader and credit loading devices at credit sales points are fully compatible with authority center servers. credit returning. a) Process level security codes b) Credit Sales Terminal level security codes c) System software level.CREDIT SALES CENTERS AND CREDIT SALES POINTS • Credit loading units where credit sales is performed are Credit Sales Centers and Credit Sales Points (POS). Second computer operates as a bridge between main computer and sales points and centers. • High tech. high process speed computers are used in the system. adding new subscription. • All sales terminals have card reader and smart card credit loading unit. Credit loading. • Connection between second computer and terminals are performed by modems that terminals have. • Computers in the system are as follows: 1 . • Second computer at the authority center supports the main computer. All operations between subscriber and sales unit are transmitted to the central servers by modems. Authority is informed about all the operations.
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