HotDrop Sub-metering Solution

Maybe it’s just that one circuit you need to sub-meter. Perhaps it is connected to the asset in your building that seems to be the highest energy user. Instead of the at the end of the month total, what you need is granular data in real-time to understand exactly when the energy is being consumed. When you see that information, you can make better decisions about how to deploy your asset to maximize your ability to reduce energy use.

That’s where the HotDrop comes in.

With its easy-to-scale, simple-to-install sub-meter capabilities, the HotDrop can provide minute-by-minute data to improve energy consumption data. All that without the complexities and high price tag of traditional metering devices.

The HotDrop comes in two communication protocol flavors to fit your unique needs.

• Over LoRaWAN, the HotDrop works seamlessly over a private or public network. If you don’t have access to a LoRaWAN network, Vutility can provide a gateway for your installed HotDrops.
• SigFox public network protocols allow for HotDrops to communicate seamlessly.

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The HotDrop

The HotDrop is a state-of-the-art, cloud-native submetering solution that provides a simple, easy install, and gives you minute-by-minute data instantly.

Disruptive data behind the meter

With minute-by-minute cloud transmissions, one HotDrop can report more data in less than 15 minutes than most meters do in one year.


The HotDrop imbeds several patented and proprietary technologies that enable it to inductively charge itself on the wire it measures, with no external batteries or wires.

Smart and secure

The HotDrop securely transmits via the LoRaWAN IoT protocol, with dual-cypher encryption and other proprietary features, delivering real-time, circuit-level data via API to any end application.

Installs in minutes

The HotDrop's non-invasive design allows it to safely install instantly without de-energizing a facility, delivering significant cost savings and scoping simplicity with a snap.

Long range transmission

Leveraging LoRaWAN's global IoT standards, the HotDrop is able to communicate out of electrical distribution panels through multiple stories of commercial and industrial building materials, while maintaining wireless, minute-by-minute transmissions to the cloud.

Table showing HotDrop comparison advantages to other solutions

Unlocking new use cases and opportunities

With a simple installation, the HotDrop is the easiest and most-cost effective solution on the market. Key features make this solution one-of-a-kind.

Advantages to HotDrop

  • Safe, fast, and non-intrusive install
  • Self-powered, no maintenance
  • Cost-effective and scalable
  • Better than 'revenue-grade' 99.83% accuracy
  • Sub-second measurements reported every minute
  • Minimal space requirements; installed behind the panel

HotDrop installation is a snap

  1. Onboard your device with one easy scan.
  2. Attach the HotDrop on the wire with a click of the latch.
  3. Within minutes you'll see data.
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“Not only does this wireless edge-intelligent computer self-correct errors, but it consumes so little power that we don't need batteries or external wires making it extremely scalable for a non-intrusive install."

Micheal Austin
Chief Technology Officer

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