Most of the suppliers seem totally ignorant about anything to do with them,
which is most disappointing as some years ago I asked to be kept informed
about talking interface devices and software to run on the computer that was
able to be used by the blind.
It now seems, reading between the lines that only the supplied touvch
screen interface with no speech or tactile feedback will be able to talk to
the meter for security reasons, all the other interfacing will be done via a
websieite which talks to the device over the mobile network or down the
mains cables depending on the type.
They seem to be saying at least to me that the direct connections might
have security or other issues if 'the public' is allowed to hack into it so
to speak. Still, only time will tell. I fully expect that a letter will
arrive out of the blue despite my rep at the company handing stuff by email
and it will get fitted and I'll completely throw the installer by being
blind and not having a smart phone for the app to run on.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
I have just had a smart meter fitted, and find that it has a bi-directional
It seems that all smart meters have this, and can be accessed by a matching
unit with a magnet
to stick it onto the surrounding iron ring. It uses a slow protocol, and an
interface can be constructed
out of simple components. I think simple readings may use standardised
codes, but anything
more complicated, and commands to configure the meter, all require passwords
and are different
for each manufacturer.
"Brian Gaff" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
They might not have any facility to do that, other than exporting from
the supplier's website, I haven't had time for part3 of this
plus it's highly unlikely to be applicable to other types of meters.
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