Meter Swap

 

Meter Swap Overview:

Compuatpole’s Meter Swap is a fully automated meter swapping application. Your inspectors will be focusing on what they are entering rather than how to enter it thanks to our simple and intuitive interface. It all starts with the latest version of our Meter Swap program and from there we customize the entire application to suit for needs.

Meter Swap’s interface allows you gather all data necessary to log your meter changes. You can load preloaded data into your program so that your workers need only to ‘fill in the blanks’. Your inspectors can easily view and edit previous records thanks to our simple Enter-Browse-Edit interface. A popular feature of Meter Swap is the ability to take images of the old meters from within the program. No need for a separate camera and complicated image file logging, Meter Swap handles it all. Our image preview provides zoom-in suport so that your workers can verify the quality and focus of the image. This ensures clear pictures as verification of the off reading for the old meter before it was disconnected. Like all Computapole applications Meter Swap provides full field validation minimizing data entry mistakes in the field. Built in support for barcode scanning allows your inspectors to scan a meter and automatically bring up its associated data. Keep track of failed attempts to make installs due to lack of access to the meter via Meter Swap’s ‘three strike’ system.

Meter Swap allows you to log your meter’s Global Positioning System (GPS) location for use in your GIS systems. Our GPS is very reliable giving you new readings quickly and accurately. Computapole’s GPS Manager does away with your GPS connection headaches. Mapping can be incorporated into your Meter Swap program to aid your workers in finding the meters they need to change out.

Like all Computapole mobile applications data recovery in the event of hardware failure is a top priority. We silently back up your data each time you save a record protecting you against database file corruption. Our mobile applications can be re-installed in the field directly from your memory card reducing down time in the field in the event of hardware problems. can be re-installed right



PC-Side Application:

Our Meter Swap mobile application can be use as a stand-alone program or along with our PC-side Meter Swap application. The PC program will handle all the meter changes, automatic program updates to the device, and easy report generation. Our PC applications are loaded with features that reduce mistakes and make your job easier.

Save common report criteria with the touch of a button. Printing to PDF format or exporting data to Excel is just as simple.

We will custom design your Meter Swap reports. We can make them look like existing reports you already use, or provide a new look and feel. With our PC applications all of your reports are just a few clicks away. No need to learn SQL (structured query language) to get data from your database as our PC-side applications let you select reporting criteria from our simple graphical interface. Need a quick listing of all unchanged meters? Maybe you want to look at all the meters that were changed on Main Street? A couple clicks and you will have your reports on screen from which you can generate PDF or Excel documents, or simply print a hardcopy.

Installing your application is as simple as clicking the installation file on your desktop. Updating both your PC and mobile Meter Swap programs is easier than ever thanks to Computapole Auto Update which ensures that you are always running the latest release of your software without the need for reinstallations.

Mobile Key Features:
  • Fully customizable data fields--inspect and store only the data you need in the order and method of your choice.
  • Intuitive graphical layout makes manual reading virtually unnecessary and makes it easy to come back for next year's inspection cycle. Plus, the clever graphic interface makes training new inspectors easier than ever.
  • Provides full field validation--your inspectors cannot save their inspection until all fields are correctly filled in.
  • Utilizes the powerful and portable .NET Compact Framework and Sql Server Mobile from Microsoft.
  • Includes fully illustrated user's guide available in both printed and PDF formats that is designed to be used as both a learning tool and a reference.
  • Transmits and automatically preloads data via WiFi, Ethernet, 3G network data plan or through our corresponding PC-side application.
  • Full support including GPS location as part of the inspection process. Supports serial and Bluetooth wireless GPS devices.
  • Automatic backing up of your local database to make sure it is never more than a day since the last backup.
  • Support for Pocket PC, Windows CE/Mobile.
  • Makes inspection paperwork easier than it has ever been!

PC Key Features:

  • With fully customizable data fields, your software will only contain the fields and features it needs, with nothing else to get in the way.
  • Intuitive graphical layout for making quick work of learning to use the program and coming back to it in the future. Plus, the clever graphic interface makes training new users easier than ever.
  • Provides full field validation--you cannot save data until all fields are correctly filled in.
  • Utilizes the latest .NET Framework from Microsoft.
  • The capability to interface with dozens of different enterprise database systems including Oracle, Sql Server, DB2, and so much more.
  • Includes fully illustrated user's guide available in both printed and PDF formats that is designed to be used both as a learning tool and a reference.
  • Can connect to a mobile device running our Mobile Application to receive inspection data, transmit program and data updates, and preload data files.
  • Makes managing your inspection data easier than ever before.


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