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The invention is directed to a method and system for verifying an installation of an meter, for example, an electric power meter. The inventive method includes identifying the electric power meter to a central computer using a mobile computing device. The electric power meter receives computer-executable instructions from the central computer via the mobile computing device, and transmits meter information (e.g., power consumption readings, meter identification information, and meter location) to the central computer. The meter information received from the central computer is compared with meter information available at the electric power meter. The comparison may be accomplished visually by reading the meter and comparing the readings with the information received on the mobile computing device. Also, the comparison may be accomplished automatically by the mobile computing device based on the information it receives from the central computer and the information it receives from the electric power meter.

Title
Automated on-site meter registration confirmation using a portable, wireless computing device
Application Number
10/128851
Publication Number
6867707 (B1)
Application Date
April 24, 2002
Publication Date
March 15, 2005
Inventor
Sasan H Ardalan
Cary
NC, US
Donna L Bruce
Raleigh
NC, US
John C Sutton III
Cary
NC, US
Raymond H Kelley
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Elster Electricity
NC, US
IPC
G08B 023/00
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