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Transform Utilities’ systems and operations with digital technology can create substantial value as a reduction in operating expenses, in overall complexity, in losses, an increase of customer satisfaction, and regulatory compliance achievement. Most of Utilities have in place a large-scale of software systems for decades running several systems of the same type side by side. As a result, the IT architecture of utilities has become steadily greater, more cumbersome, and harder to maintain.

We have more than 10 years of experience in working with the European and Middle East Utilities for electricity, water, gas and we support Utilities to modernize their IT architecture and environments progressively and effectively.

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Common Information Model (CIM)
  • Multispeak
  • Meter Data Management Systems (MDMS)
  • Customer Information & Billing Systems (CIS)
  • Work & Asset Management Systems
  • Network Operations Systems (NMS)
  • Workforce Management Systems (WFM)
  • Load Management Systems
  • Outage Management Systems
  • Demand-Response Management Systems
  • Modeling & Design Systems
  • Loss Detection Systems
  • Common Information Model (CIM) and Multispeak Integrations
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI)
  • Meter Data & Consumption Analytics
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Data Migration
  • IoT AMR
  • Oracle Utilities Implementation
  • SAP Implementation
  • Smart Utilities

We are a worldwide Oracle Utilities Gold Partner with the widest expertise in this technology since we designed, implemented, and integrated all the products of the suite (MDM, SGG, CCB, CSS, WAM, MWM, OUA, SOA) across the major European and Middle East Utilities. Our edge includes:

  • Expertise and experience in all Oracle Utilities and Oracle Technology products.
  • Expertise and experience in integrating Oracle Utilities products with legacy systems according to CIM, Multispeak international standards.
  • Expertise and experience in integrating the key vendors’ Head End Systems.
  • A dedicated Oracle Utilities Software Factory based in Italy.
  • All our consultants are fluent in English and willing to travel.

zerO’clock has in-depth knowledge and expertise in AMI/AMR systems and vendors leading related technology. We support our partners and Utilities in:

  • design and implementation of multi-vendor AMI/AMR systems;
  • use/integration of heterogeneous communication technologies (GPRS, PLC, WMBUS, IoT, etc.);
  • integration of AMI/AMR systems with MDM and other meter-to-cash components in accordance with the international standards and best practices as IEC 61968 (formally CIM) and MultiSpeak.

We effectively help Utilities to:

  • satisfy heterogeneous metering requirements;
  • have a single technical and operational interface against multi-vendor implemented technology;
  • avoid being stacked with a single AMI/AMR vendor increasing negotiation chances.

In addition, we provide AMI/AMR cloud and full-managed services through our data centers based in Italy and the Middle East.

zerO’clock supports Utilities and its partners in designing and implementing AMR/AMI systems based on IoT (Internet of Things) technology as LoRa.

Even if the LoRa technology can be applied to many field operations (Oil&Gas, Health, Telecommunication, Agriculture, Safety, Food, Social, etc.) zerO’clock is specialized in LoRa Utilities based infrastructures. Within our meter-to-cash services, we implement and roll out water, electricity, and gas smart meters. This type of implementation is particularly suitable for retail smart metering projects where the end customers’ consumption doesn’t justify the adoption of standard communication infrastructure as GPRS because it’s not cost-effective against their monthly expenses. Moreover, for water and gas smart metering the classic technology as GPRS needs also the availability of power to make the modems work.

With LoRa technology these limitations no longer exist:

  • there’s no need to establish a relationship  with a local Telco operator;
  • there’s no need for power to make smart-meters working as GPRS modems do (it works with 10 years battery life);
  • distance between meter and antenna can be more than 10km;
  • low-cost infrastructure (set-up and operation).