About the System
Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) is a telephone-based, calling inbound system, for utility control and reliable, low-cost meter reading. The Meter Interface Unit (MIU) responds to calls initiated through the software installed on a PC at the Village of Niles, either automatically, for routine reading or on demand, for final reads or usage monitoring. The system works without batteries or interfering with the customer's phone usage. A simple three-wire hook-up from the encoded register provides input from the meters to the MIU.
Currently all commercial properties in Niles are monitored with the AMR system. Residents with meters in difficult locations are converted to AMR on an as needed bases. For more information concerning the Village of Niles AMR system, contact the Village of Niles Finance Department at 847-588-8000.