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Posted - 05/18/2011 :  9:43:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit handrieu's Homepage  Send handrieu an AOL message  Send handrieu an ICQ Message  Click to see handrieu's MSN Messenger address  Send handrieu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote

Slightly off-topic, but still related to home automation and savings. My water company has Datamatic Firefly readers installed for every home (

Those readers use RF to transmit the information back to the water company. That is nice for the water company to read all this and bill me one month later, but not that intelligent since I can't know if there is a leak in my home/garden until a month later once the bill arrives.

So I would like to have a computer in my home read this meter on a regular basis and give me an alert if something is off for whatever reason. The only reader I find is the Firefly Roadrunner that can be found on ebay Singapore for $1650. Not really my budget, plus it's not going to work with a computer for automatic reading/alerts.

I couldn't find any technical documentation from Datamatic on their Firefly Datamatic that would explain the frequency used and how to read it. All I could find is the FCC ID on my reader: ODYD3000.

Any idea on how to find the frequency used and a reader that would read the info?



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Posted - 05/18/2011 :  10:09:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Have you checked with you water company? At a minimum, they have readers.

Ask your mayor municipality, t

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