The use case describes the process of Operations Management System (OMS) pings. OMS issues a ping request to the AMI Head-End through the Meter Outage Processor (MOP). The ping request travels through the AMI Head-End to the NIC ESP card on the Smart Meter. The NIC ESP sends the ping response back up through the AMI Network to the AMI Head-End. The AMI Head-End sends the meter reading to the MOP where it is relayed to the OMS.