Uploading utility meter pictures to the API
The first step is providing a picture of a utility meter to our API. Usually this is done from a mobile app, email, FTP or web application. Klippa also provides an SDK that can be used to scan utility meters. This SDK ensures good quality pictures.
Image to text using OCR
As soon as a picture has been received, it is convert to text using OCR. In this step all the text from the document is extracted, but it is not yet structured.
Getting JSON output from the API
The Klippa Parser takes the text gained from the OCR in step 2 and converts it into structured JSON using machine learning. The JSON is then returned as output from the API. The utility meter data on the document or photo is now extracted.
From here the field can easily be processed into your database. Whether you are processing license plates for registration, identification or other purposes, Klippa is here to help.
The image on the left is a simplified example of the JSON response.
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Which utility meters can you scan for data extraction?
Below is a list of meters for which you can use utility meter data extraction. This is not an exhaustive list, but depends on what the client requires.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does utility meter OCR cost?What utility meter data formats are supported?What kind of clients are using Klippa?What type of meters does Klippa support?Is Klippa utility meter data processing GDPR-compliant?Can Klippa convert utility meter images to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
What does utility meter OCR cost?
The pricing structure for Klippa utility meter data capturing depends on the amount of documents. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our product specialists to get an exact quote.
What utility meter data formats are supported?
There are different data formats for status report on utility meters. For instance, there is the difference between dials and numeric meters. Then there might be a difference in the unit types, but the most common are KiloWattHour, cubic meters and liters. In case you wonder if we support a certain utility meter data format or have any other question, feel free to contact us.
What kind of clients are using Klippa?
Klippa’s engine extracts as much data as possible from utility meter pictures via OCR and machine learning. We support many different types of clients, but this solution is mainly used by companies in the governmental, water, energy, insurance and housing sector.
What type of meters does Klippa support?
We support a wide variety of utility meters. From traditional rotary analogue gas, water and electricity meters up to modern digital utility meters, pressure meters and heat meters. Certain styles of rotary meters are also supported.
Is Klippa utility meter data processing GDPR-compliant?
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. By default, we use ISO-certified servers within the European Union for processing. If you are not located within the EU, we can also set up servers in a region of choice.
Next to that, a data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ data after processing.
Can Klippa convert utility meter images to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Yes we can. Klippa takes pictures of utility meters and converts them to readable text using OCR. From there we use machine learning to turn the text into structured data. Most of the time we use JSON for this, but depending on your preferences we can also convert documents to CSV, XLSX or XML.
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