The Aclara STAR® Network Electric Meter Transmission Unit (MTU)
The STAR Network electric MTU provides the detailed usage profile needed to support modern customer services, advanced billing plans, and electric supplier choice programs.
A backup battery ensures continual operation and receipt of critical data during outages. It transmits up to 288 meter readings per day, maintains clock accuracy, and performs on-demand reads, providing consistent and long-term performance.
Each STAR Network MTU delivers
Stores up to 30 days of data for retrieval
Firmware upgrades over network
Uploads new functionality to uninstalled meters
Supports ANSI/IC standard for meter data interchange
Outage and restoration management
Provides messaging to support comprehensive outage management
Provides accurate interval metering and supports time of use, real-time pricing, and critical peak pricing
Reports account information, meter reading, battery condition, peak demand, tamper status, and outage information