A true absolute encoder, the E-CODER® is the foundation of a smart
water meter. In addition to all the features of a basic encoder register, when the E-CODER is connected to an
R900® or R450™ RF MIU, it provides value-added PLUS features – leak, tamper, and reverse flow detection.
Utility software applications can use E-Coder PLUS information in billing, customer service, and operational reports. Providing 8-digit readings (absolute 9-digit meter readings on its display) and resolution down to 1/10th of a gallon, the E-CODER’s accuracy and reliability form a solid foundation on which to build and expand an AMR or AMI system. The E-CODER is available in two different configurations for specific applications – inside set and pit set.
The E-CODER® is Neptune’s high-resolution solid state absolute encoder register. The E-CODER features a custom
integrated-circuit design that digitally encodes the rotation of the measuring chamber, providing “absolute”
registration with no internal battery requirement. The E-CODER functions in two modes: E-CODER BASIC and E-Coder
PLUS. The E-CODER BASIC mode functionality is the same as ProRead™ (ARB® VI), featuring program-ability up to a
10-digit ID number, three user characters, and 3-6 digit meter reading. In addition to the meter reading, the
E-CODER provides a visual readout on rate of f low every twelve seconds when the LCD display is activated. When
connected to Neptune® R900®, R450™, or cellular MIU (CMIU™), the E-CODER automatically operates in E-Coder PLUS
mode, providing a high-resolution, 8-digit remote meter reading, and value-added features including leak,
tamper, and reverse f low detection. True point-of-use leak detection is provided by monitoring a 24-hour period
in fifteen-minute intervals. Tamper detection is provided by reverse f low detection and monitoring the number
of days of zero f low over the previous 35 days
The E-Coder PLUS features are communicated through the E-CODER protocol, allowing host software platforms to interpret the data and pass the information directly to billing packages, CIS screens, and operational and maintenance reports. The E-Coder PLUS features enhance customer service and improve operational efficiencies for water utilities.
The E-CODER is available in two different configurations – inside set meters and pit set meters. For inside set applications, the E-CODER is housed in our plastic encoder register housing with terminal screws. For pit set applications, the E-CODER is housed in a glass lens and copper can enclosure with factory-potted wire connections
Neptune provides a 10-year limited warranty with respect to its E-CODER solid state absolute encoder register for performance, materials, and workmanship.
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