Date Added: May 2012
Designing and implementing commercial as well as industrial systems based on Wireless communication has always been a prominent field of interest among many researchers and developers. This paper presents an implementation methodology for a Wireless Automatic Meter Reading System (WAMRS) incorporating the widely used GSM and Zigbee network. In many countries GSM and GPRS network is widely known for its vast coverage area, cost effectiveness and also for its competitive ever growing market. Using GSM as the medium for WAMRS provides a cost-effective, wireless, always-connected, two-way data link between utility company and WAMRS, the WAMRS sends information of utility usage, power quality and outage alarm to utility company, tampering detection to the utility servers.