Established in 1992, MicroTech Industries (MTI) has so far developed several telecommunications and power electronic products with in-house R&D facility, which distinguishes it from others. MTI smart metering solutions deliver a range of applications and equipment using an infrastructure comprising networked meters, communication networks and data collection and management systems.
An ISO 9001:2000 certified, multi-discipline technology company involved in the design, development and manufacturing of hi-tech products, providing comprehensive business solutions to valued customers both locally and internationally.
The Research & Development in the MIT acts as a catalyst in converting technical solutions into successful commercial ventures by quickly assimilating the ever-changing needs of the customers, serving them with timely, cost effective and reliable solutions.
The product line of MTI includes Smart Metering Solutions, Smart & Static Energy Meters (Postpaid and Pre-paid), Payphones (Landlines and GSM), Vehicle Tracking Systems and GSM Call Routers.
A spokesman of MicroTech Industries (MTI) told Pakistan & Gulf Economist (PAGE) that our vision is to bring about a global technological revolution by uplifting living standards of the societies we serve, through innovative technological solutions by implementing best business practices that are in line with our belief system.
“Our mission is to become a global leader by developing a pool of expertise geared towards providing unsurpassed technology solutions and state-of-the-art engineering products and services, focusing on the goal of never ending improvement in quality, service and productivity,” he said, adding: “To bring about a global technological revolution by uplifting living standards of the societies we serve, through innovative technological solutions by implementing business practices that are in line with our belief system”. He said, “We believe in innovation, creativity, dynamism and going the extra mile not only for our direct customers but also end-consumers. We do not endorse the traditional concept of simply satisfying the customers, we delight our customers by providing more than their expectations.”
According to him, the key strength of MicroTech is a committed and performance-oriented workforce. At MTI, every employee strives to achieve performance excellence by working with highest level of professionalism and integrity.
“Our culture is deliberately formed in a manner that provides every employee access to highest level of management.”
Talking about MTI smart metering, the spokesman said MTI smart metering solutions deliver a range of applications and equipment using an infrastructure comprising networked meters, communication networks and data collection and management systems. “Key focus area of MicroTech Industries is to offer the skills and experience that can help utilities frame their vision of a smart grid contributing towards the overall efficiency of the system.”
According to the spokesman, the MTI smart metering solutions aim to improve energy efficiency, allow optimum generation, increase customers’ awareness of energy consumption, provide effective customer support, reduce operational costs and prevent non-technical losses.
Moreover, our solutions allow utilities to accurately collect billing data and vital health statistics, enabling reliability by providing a risk-free choice to modernize their smart grid initiatives.
Elaborating, he said the smart metering solution drivers vary from country to country. Inferring the local market requirements, MTI solutions comprise ‘Device Level Technology’ and ‘Backend Tools.’ On the device level, we offer a complete range of future proof metering products that comply with a variety of national and international standards. These products are DLMS/ COSEM certified and use GPRS or RF as a communication channel. To offer highest level of flexibility, these meters have been carefully designed to function as a standalone product or be integrated with various data collection and energy management tools.
The spokesman further said the energy sector in Pakistan is surrounded with numerous problems such as poor energy management and inefficient distribution system. To deal with these, efficient and smart technologies are needed that are designed and customized keeping in view the local requirements and international standards.
He further said the MicroTech Industries was selected to implement the first of the kind implementation of AMI technology in a project awarded by PITC and sponsored by USAID to monitor load and losses at grid and feeder level. The solution is based on MicroTech’s fleet of Advanced Metering Infrastructure solutions including metering and backend software system that is deployed at all nine utility companies as well as the National Power Control Center (NPCC), he added.
The spokesman said the MTI has a dedicated service division for the implementation of complex AMI networks. With the help of our competent field staff, backed by an in-house team of engineers and subject matter experts our aim is to set the standard for offering reliable services to our valued customers.
Our experienced teams are fully capable to provide services for designing, installation, verification/validation, stabilization and customer support from meter maintenance right through to management and analysis of the metering data. MTI Service Division has the resources to provide AMI network and backend solution implementation services and offers outstanding customer support to achieve winning results, he said.
Supplementing our state-of-the-art metering technology, MTI offers efficient meter installation services, he said, adding: “Our dedicated and experienced field teams are professionally trained to provide field installations in the most challenging environments. Our dedicated regional offices back our installation teams and act as a helping hand for management and quality assurance endeavors.”
He said, “we are committed to excellence and to deliver best of the best solutions to make distinction from our competitors.”