The quantity of gas
consumers in Israel is constantly on the increase; millions of consumers
distributed throughout the country, from north to south. The private gas
meters, which monitor the gas consumption of the end users, are at present
based upon analog technology. A challenge which require the gas suppliers to
operate a large-scale manpower network, to perform manual readings at the
various points, in order to monitor the gas sector, to detect faults, and to
calculate payments due.
ADS develops and
markets digital solutions for the analog gas meters, using A/D (analog to
digital) end-point technology. The ADS high-quality advanced system is simply
mounted on top of the existing gas meters, and does not require the replacement
of components or the installation of new equipment. This solution is the fruit
of Israeli development, and is suitable for mounting on all gas meters in
existence in Israel.
ADS’s digital system
for gas meters converts the analog data, and sends the data in real-time to the
gas supplier. Thus, it significantly reduces the procedures required for
monitoring the gas consumption of end-point customers, and thus assists in the
proper administration of bill calculation and collection. Furthermore, the
installation of a digital system on the gas meters enables the prevention of
wilful damage and gas thefts, when its data is correlated with data emanating
from the gas cylinders or the gas tanks.
ADS’s digital system for private gas meters is based upon a prism, which allows the reading of the analog meter by advanced optical technology. The system includes a cellular router (modem) which enables the fast transmission of data without unnecessary delay.