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Acronym for Data Collection Unit. In an AMR system, a legacy central device that collects usage data from meters. Also known as Data Collector Device, Central Station and other, similar variations. DCUs are slightly outdated technology and are generally being phased out.

Drive-by AMR

Legacy AMR technology where measuring personnel would have to slowly drive by a meter in order for their radio receivers to pick up the metering data. See also: Walk-by AMR.


Acronym for “dwelling unit”

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