This use case describes how the Smart Meter’s firmware can be upgraded remotely via the AMI Network.
Once an upgrade for the meter metrology firmware is made available, all meters within the AMI network can be upgraded automatically through the AMI network. The Metering Department personal will trigger and supervise this process as executed via the AMI Head-End to the in-scope Smart Meters. Essentially a proprietary functionality offered by the AMI vendor, the meter firmware upgrade process is self-managing and happens over several days. Once a meter has received the upgrade file and applied the new firmware to its Metrology Board, the confirmation of the upgrade process comes back thru the AMI Head-End via the Network and is stored in Meter Data Management (MDM)