Meter Data Management Market to Grow Nearly Tenfold to $490 Million by 2018 According to Pike Research
Meter data management (MDM) systems, which serve as the central point of data collection for utility metering deployments, are a key component of smart grid initiatives. These systems validate and edit the data received, then aggregate, normalise, and make the data available to other IT applications via well defined interfaces. For instance, MDM systems often interface to applications such as billing, fraud prevention, or outage management. Whereas a single smart meter deployment may include several advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems with different network topologies, utilities nearly always have only one MDM system, since it is a central collection point for the smart meter data.