Utilities

MOBILE OCR IN THE UTILITIES INDUSTRY

  • Accurate Scanning
  • Secure Data Storage & Transfer

  • Scan Multiple Meter Types

Scan Different Meter Types

Mobile OCR technology scans codes, numbers and text. Anyline uses this technology to scan utility meters with +99% accuracy. Once it’s integrated in your mobile app, you can scan electricity, gas, and water meters in an instant.

Whether analog or digital, our mobile OCR SDK can report meter readings with a higher accuracy than any technician. On top of that, it can also read barcodes and meter points. This makes it one of the most versatile tools available to the utility industry today.

Your customers and workforce can use these benefits to make meter reading and meter switchovers as easy as possible.

Electricity

Gas

Heat

Water

How To Optimize Your Utility Processes

Increase Customer Satisfaction, Reduce Your Costs & Eliminate Risk During Meter Exchange

Business Benefits

Mobile meter reading enhances and optimizes meter reading processes like never before. Once you add it to your app, you can let customers submit their own meter readings. This in turn reduces process duration for your workforce. It also encourages your customers to be more engaged in their utility consumption.

Increased engagement makes it easier for you to offer customers more personalized services. And faster processes mean you save time and money when gathering meter readings. Plus, Anyline works on almost all mobile devices. There’s no need for your workforce to train with and operate dedicated devices.

Tech Benefits

You can use mobile scanning to remove typing and manual data entry from your processes. This increases the accuracy and quality of your data. Improved data makes it easier to bill customers and make reliable business decisions. On top of that, Anyline works in an instant, meaning you can assess data in real-time.

Best of all, mobile scanning with Anyline is secure. All scan data is processed on device before being securely uploaded to your backend. You can take advantage of this edge computing power to perform scans without an internet connection. Bring reliable and accurate mobile scanning with you wherever you go.

INDUSTRY LEADERS WHO TRUST ANYLINE

Anyline is trusted by some of the most well-known utility companies in the world. They chose Anyline to position themselves as innovation leaders within their market. We work with a number of energy providers to give customers the option of self meter reading. At the same time, we’re helping utility companies to roll out smart meters and bring efficient smart meter technology to the homes and workplace.

Companies that work with Anyline include E.ON, Edison, Wattler, innogy and energy|app provider. No enterprise is too big or too small to benefit from mobile OCR. Learn more by reading one of our many success stories.

REQUEST PRICING INFORMATION TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS

Add Meter Reading Feature to your mobile APP

Starting at

€ 995 / month*

  • No extra hardware required
  • 20 x faster than manual entry
  • Better User Experience

* billed on annual base, up to 100.000 meter points / year, excl. VAT

Add Meter Reading Feature to your mobile APP

Starting at

€ 995 / month*

  • No extra hardware required
  • 20 x faster than manual entry
  • Better User Experience

* billed on annual base, up to 100.000 meter points / year, excl. VAT

Success Stories

How Edison Enabled Direct Data Transmission with Mobile OCR

As part of a progressive digital transformation program Edison released its new smart home app My Edison in April 2017. Among others, customers are now able to transmit their meter reading gas level directly by using Anyline’s OCR technology. A practical solution for customers and definitely an add-up for the new My Edison app.

Energy App Provider

energy|app provider gives users tips and updates to help reduce energy consumption. They integrated Anyline to let users scan their electricity meters and measure the impact of the advice they shared.

Symvaro Waterloo Meter Reading

Symvaro integrated Anyline to let users monitor their water consumption. Mobile OCR lets users avoid typing mistakes and upload usable, digitized data to the Symvaro Waterloo Management Centre

Use Cases

Self-Service

Anyline lets your customers take their own meter readings. It can read all kinds of utility meters, even in low light or without an internet connection. This will reduce your reading costs and give you more accurate readings while customers become more engaged with the reading process.

Workforce

Your workforce can use Anyline to optimize their processes. It takes faster readings than manual data entry and maintains a perfect record of its readings. It works on almost any mobile device, removing the need for training on specialized readers or embedded devices.

Change Management

Switching from analog to digital meters? Anyline is the perfect tool for handling the change over. You can use it to log the ownership and location of all your meters before and after the switch. This will ensure a smooth transition that will be recorded perfectly thanks to Anyline’s highly accurate scanning.

Download the Anyline Mobile OCR Demo App

You can try Anyline for yourself, with no registration required. Download our app from the App Store or Google Play and start scanning utility meters, barcodes and more. You can get free sample material for scan testing here.

Once installed, open the Anyline Mobile OCR Demo app and point it at your scan target. A scan will automatically be performed and saved on your device. Haptic feedback will guide you to a successful scan by warning you if your device is shaking too much or needs more light. Anyline can also scan in the dark thanks to automatic torch activation.

You can also test out Anyline’s offline scanning capabilities and see how well it works at scanning a range of meters. It scans everything from analog electricity meters to dial meters and digital smart meters.

Get the app now and realize the power of mobile OCR today!