An American Gas Utility provider was facing challenges in accurately reading analog meters. This resulted in significant efforts being put to generate bills but with errors.
Data Extraction via Cognitive Platform
Infosys Enterprise Cognitive Platform (iECP) was leveraged to detect objects in the images and then create the repository. The iECP platform caters to a broad and growing list of use case(s) including image, voice, video, OCR, digital automation, text analytics by combining application of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Cognitive, NLP, and AI principles and techniques. The solution could provision Image upload and noise reduction, detect the Meter Identification Number and calculate the reading by determining the meter angle. All the details captured could be sent to the Billing System.
Detection of objects in complex images
The solution had Advanced Image processing techniques to read data from images
It could analyze and stream the information real time
Automatic meter reading reduced the overall time for inspection