Webinar: Itron FC300 alternatives

Itron will be ending support for FC300 by 2021, which means utilities will need to rethink their meter data collection strategies. As FC300 replacements are introduced, they are not compatible with MVRS, so by default, MVRS may also become a non-supported software package. This could be a challenge for many utilities because they have historically based their meter data collection processes around Itron handhelds and MVRS.

FC300 users have found the technology to be rugged and reliable workhorses, enabling efficient collection of meter data. However, they were expensive investments and maintenance costs were also high. Their biggest downfall is their inability to adapt to support rapidly changing technology in the utility sector.

With the end of FC300 support looming, it is an opportunity for utilities to consider the best replacement platform to support meter data collection. There are both transitional and full replacement options, that enable utilities to take a more modern approach to migrating from their FC300 fleet.

Michael Dennis, Business Development Manager at DataCol, is hosting a webinar to discuss some of the concerns, challenges and issues raised by Itron’s announcement, as well as some alternative solutions.

He’ll be covering:

  • opportunities to implement positive changes at utilities
  • potential metering solutions to replace FC300
  • case studies of what some of DataCol’s customers have done to achieve efficiency gains of over 20%.

FC300 alternatives webinar details

The webinar will be approximately 25 minutes in length, with an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm AET

Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018

Cost: Free

To find out more about the webinar and to register your interest, click here.

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