1.   This supports both outbound and inbound communication modes. In the latter mode, the LoRa RF Module passes the commands sent by the data acquisition server to the meter and directs the meter response as-is back to the server. The meter manufacturer specific APIs running on the server will send the necessary commands to collect the meter data.

2.  This server comprises the following modules:
In the inbound mode, the LoRa RF Module will initiate communication to send reading or event data to the data acquisition server. It will again invoke manufacturer specific meter commands to collect data from the meter reading and tamper registers.
    – Data Acquisition: The server holds the APIs for enabling outbound dialing to various makes of HT meters. MeDAS’ outbound scheduler schedules automatic dial out to respective meter-end LoRa RF Module.
     – Data analytics:
▪Raw reading/tamper data retrieved is first stored in flat files. This also applies to the data obtained from inbound dialing or downloaded from MRIs.
▪ The data analytics module then validates the raw data and stores it in the Database so that it can be used for further analysis.

3.   Alarms and Notification: Sends notifications to the users via email/SMS/GUI for preprogrammed parameters like demand violation, abnormal power factor, tamper conditions, missing data and other preset conditions that the user might need alarms for.