news4all | 2019 January 31, 2019

Dear Readers,

We wish you a healthy, happy and successful 2019. The first major European event of the year for the metering sector will take place in Essen, Germany, at the beginning of February. Over a dozen OMS-Group members will exhibit at the E-world. This newsletter presents an overview of the recent and upcoming OMS-Group activities. Please feel free to contact us if you need more information.

I look forward to meeting you at the E-world!

Best regards,
Charles van Dyck
Head of the OMS Working Group Marketing
15 OMS-Group members at the E-world 2019 in Essen

The "E-world energy & water" in Essen is a meeting place for the European energy industry. 15 OMS-Group members will present their interoperable meter solutions. Apaptor, Diehl Metering, Discovergy, Engelmann Sensor, Heinz Lackmann, Ing. Büro Lertes, ITRON, Landis + Gyr, NZR, Relay, Sagemcom, Siemens, Solvimus, Tixi.Com and ZENNER invite visitors to discover new products and services at their booths from 5–7 February.

Wolfgang Esch: Test Tool serves as OMS Reference

The OMS Test Tool is used as an official test tool by the certification laboratory and serves as an OMS reference. "With the OMS Conformance Test Tool, manufacturers successfully check OMS compatibility in advance of the regular tests. The OMS-Group now also offers this tool to all users of OMS devices who want to verify the compatibility in an early stage", says OMS board member Wolfgang Esch (WEPTECH elektronik).
Optimally Prepared for Rollout: "OMS Conformance Test Tool" for Metering Point Operators

The rollout of thousands of smart meters and gateways will start in Germany in 2019. The "OMS Conformance Test Tool" ensures OMS compatibility in the development and design of equipment. "With our tool, we provide metering point operators with everything they need to check the OMS compatibility of smart meters before the rollout. Tested and certified quality stands for a smooth interaction with the gateways", reported Jörg Feuchtmeier (Diehl Metering), head of the OMS Working Group Testing Norm.
The current version of the "OMS Conformance Test Tool" can be seen from a compatibility list maintained by the OMS-Group:
OMS-Group now available on LinkedIn

The OMS-Group is now available on the social network LinkedIn, which is mainly used for professional purposes.

In addition to the website www.oms-group.org, news from the world of interoperable OMS smart meters and gateways are now presented frequently on the LinkedIn page. Over 400 followers have already been reached.

AG 3 Provides Tools for Smart Meter Conformance Tests

The OMS working group 3 (AG 3) defines test specifications for obtaining interoperability certificates on the basis of the OMS-specification and provides the OMS Conformance Test Tool for the compliance testing of smart meters for manufacturers and metering point operators. In mid 2018, AG 3 released the newest Issue 4.2.6.

The head of the working group, Jörg Feuchtmeier (Diehl Metering), shapes the future plans of AG 3: “In 2019 the focus will be on the certification for wireless uni-directional sensors and on a use case for testability of bi-directional wired M-Bus solutions.”

From the OMS Executive Board

After the positive outlook for 2019 in the recent General Meeting, two new members of the Executive Board, Professor Dr. Axel Sikora from the Offenburg University and Volker Eck from the Erfurt measuring instrument manufacturer Qundis, took up their duties in the OMS-Group in January.

The Executive Board started its first meeting in 2019 with a full agenda. The meeting was scheduled on 30 January in Cologne. Progress in certification was one of the major agenda items. The opportunities of digitalization for OMS were discussed. An increase in the use of metering communication in IoT was expected.

The next OMS Board meeting will be held on April, 3rd in Nurrenberg.
Becoming an OMS-Group member

Do you want to become a member? Being a member of the OMS-Group e. V. shows that you are a forward-looking business that actively supports und encourages the marketing and further development of OMS. More information on how to become a member and an overview of existing members is available at
Events 2019

Meet the OMS experts! Here are some of the dates you should put in your calendar:
  • E-world, Essen, February 5–7, 2019

  • metering days, Fulda, October 9–10, 2019

  • European Utility Week, Paris, November 12–14, 2019

  • OMS General Meeting, Frankfurt, December 5, 2019

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