New version of metering data collection software offers export capability
Southampton-based Kenda Electronic Systems has introduced a new version of its MDCS metering data-collection software package, which is used in tariff metering systems at hundreds of sites throughout the UK electricity supply industry.
Operating in conjunction with Kenda's Meteor range of remote data-collection outstations, the software acquires metering data for the specified demand period (normally half an hour), stores it in a database and performs calculations to provide total values and costs for billing purposes.
| The new version, known as MDCS-SG, runs under any standard Windows 32-bit operating system - including XP, NT and 2000 - and offers the facility to export data into third-party spreadsheets, databases and energy-management systems.
As well as providing a variety of on-screen displays and standard reports, the software enables generating companies and other users to carry out detailed analysis of the acquired metering data.
Kenda has many years' experience in the design and manufacture of metering data-collection systems and is believed to have supplied equipment to virtually all of the major power companies in the UK.
31st October 2006 Ref. KE222A