Kicking Off SMDA Testing
Thanks to a collaborative industry effort, and with funds provided by the Meter Asset Provider community, the SMDA Scheme was able to launch an “Early Mover Fixed Fee” service just before Christmas, for Manufacturers wishing to test their devices from the start of the operational services.
The offer made to Manufacturers currently ready to test their devices, is that they pay their Initial Testing Fee only, with the cost of issue analysis and re-testing sourced from a central fund. This benefits Manufacturers as they have certainty over the total cost of testing their device. The Scheme also benefits by having the opportunity to flush out any central issues for the benefit of later participants.
The service has attracted significant interest from manufacturers and has proven to be the catalyst for testing to commence. Eight devices, across all device types (ESME, GSME and Display Devices), were selected, and testing has now commenced.