Utility meters can be easily read by using M-Bus technology, since it connects a network of devices to read them.
With M-Bus technology you can measure gas or water consumption in your home by reading utility meters remotely.
The slave devices can be powered remotely or with batteries.
Use M-Bus with the most popular connection types, like RS-232/422/485. Between the computer and the master device you can use a simple ethernet cable.
Connect your computer to at least one smart meter device, so you can use the M-Bus protocol. It's a European standard accepted worldwide. Read how to connect your M-Bus device
Devices / Masters
Master devices are designed to control all slave devices on the M-Bus. Most Master devices can be placed
between your computer and the slaves. But in a few cases your computer is the Master device.
In this scenario communication goes through the COM port of the laptop or PC until it reaches the slave. See the most common master devices