MultiFamily Submetering

Inovonics Wireless AMR for MultiFamily Housing

Wireless Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) Solutions

Submetering via a wireless AMR solution enables property owners to automatically collect consumption data from water, electric, or gas meters. With this information property owners bill tenants based on actual consumption, rather than ratio utility billing systems (RUBS) which divides utility bills equally between the number of apartments. RUBS can result in tenant billing disputes and does not encourage conservation.  Metering is certainly the fairest way to allocate utility expenses and depending on local regulations may be required.

Inovonics pioneered wireless AMR for submetering in 1997. Over the decades, more property owners have relied upon Inovonics than any other provider. In fact, the industry has deployed millions of Inovonics pulse meter transmitters to date.

Inovonics proven system wirelessly logs consumption data for each tenant.  A utility billing and submetering service, also known as a read, bill and collect (RBC) provider, accesses this information for use in their billing system.

Inovonics Submetering System – TapWatch

For over 20 years, Inovonics has supplied dependable wireless networks for multifamily housing properties. The patented Inovonics EchoStream® 900MHz frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) technology is purpose-built to successfully transmit reads data across what is otherwise a highly wireless-unfriendly, commercially constructed MFH apartment complex.

From our first system running on Windows 97 through the 2018 launch of the cloud-based TapWatch application, Inovonics sets the wireless submetering standard for others to follow.

Download Inovonics Submetering Documents

Inovonics Submetering Brochure
TapWatch Compatible Meters
Submetering? Don’t Take the Hardware for Granted White Paper
Dual Vendor Submetering Systems Challenges and Recommendations
Using a Barcode Scanner for Submetering Transmitter Configuration
RDL8500 Remote Data Logger Installation Best Practices
Replacing an RDL Modem Connection with a WiFi Adapter

Download TapWatch Compatible Meters

TapWatch Compatible Meters

Download TapWatch Forms

Written Notice to Allow Site Data to be Provided to a Different Service Provider Company
Written Notice of Transfer to a Different Submetering Billing Company

Download TapWatch Software

Download the Latest Version of the TapWatch 3 Software

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