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

We have more than 10 years of experience on working with the European and the Middle East Utilities for power, water and gas and we help Utilities to modernize their IT architectures 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
  • Modelling & Design Systems
  • Losses 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 on 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 edges include:

  • Expertise and experience on all the Oracle Utilities and Oracle Technology products.
  • Expertise and experience on integrating the Oracle Utilities products with legacy systems according to CIM, Multispeak international standards.
  • Expertise and experience on integrating the key vendors’ Head End Systems.
  • A dedicated Oracle Utilities Software Factory based in Italy.
  • All our our speak English and don’t have problems travelling.

zerO’clock has deep knowledge and expertise in AMI/AMR systems and vendors leading related technologies. We support partners and Utilities in:

  • the design and implemention of multi-vendor AMI/AMR systems,
  • the use/integration of heterogeneous communication technologies (GPRS, PLC, WMBUS, IoT, etc.),
  • the integration of AMI/AMR systems with MDM and other meter-to-cash components according to the international standard 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 technologies,
  • avoid to be stacked with a single AMI/AMR vendor increasing the negotiation chances.

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

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

Even if the LoRa technology can be applied to many fields 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 too expensive against their monthly bills amount. Moreover for the water and gas smart metering the classic technologies as GPRS need, also the availability of the power to make the modems work.

With LoRa technology any of these limitations don’t exist anymore:

  • no need to establish a relationship  with local Telco operator,
  • no need of power to make smart-meters working as GPRS modems do (it works with a 10 years lasting battery)
  • distance between meter and antenna can be more that 10km
  • low cost infrastructure (set-up and operation)