What's the difference between both solutions? I know that I need to pay more to have the Heartbeat monitoring, but which type of information I will receive from the device?
The difference between Heartbeat Technology Monitoring and Verification is easy to explain. With the Heartbeat verification, you either have to go to the device in the field or run the verification remotely through the web server or a PAM system. The Heartbeat Verification also provides you with a report covering all tested units of the flow meter.
The report from the web server tells you if the flow meter passed each step of the verification. The report from the PAM system provides the same information plus further measurement information, charts and graphics about previous verifications.
The Heartbeat monitoring transfers additional measured variables to an external condition system and helps you to detect modifications at an early stage.
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