Upgrading from RNI 2.2.x thru 3.2 to 4.1

For Customers upgrading from the 2.2.x thru 3.2 releases of the RNI to RNI 4.1, or are considering doing so in the near future, the following information is provided.  RNI 4.1 is a significant departure from previous versions, it is therefore highly recommended customers think of RNI 4.1 as a new application.

back  RNI 4.1 Upgrade Education Brochure

1. Where to Start – The 4.1 Introductory Series

The Introductory Series familiarizes FlexNet customers with the roles and responsibilities suggested by Sensus to properly monitor and maintain their FlexNet solution, as well with how Sensus organizes its Core role-based education. This may not have been available when you first purchased the FlexNet solution. Further, The Introductory Series includes supporting application overviews. See below.

back  FlexNet® Introductory Series

  Introduction to FlexNet Roles and Responsibilities

  Introduction to the Sensus Launch Pad Applications

  Introduction to Electric Device Manager

  Introduction to Gas Device Manager

  Introduction to Water Device Manager

*Click here to see ALL Introductory Series modules.

2. Transition Job Aids

With the 4.1 release, the Sensus Launch Pad Suite of RNI Applications replaces the RNI FlexWare application. The service specific Transition Job Aids provide instructions on where to access device information and perform tasks in the new applications.  See below.

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      Delta 4.1 Job Aid

3.  System Administrator & Operator Role-Based eLearning

And finally, upgrading customers may look at additional Core eLearning modules. Core training serves as the foundation for Sensus’ customer role-based learning, whereby, person(s) responsible for monitoring and maintaining their Utility’s FlexNet are shown what specific tasks should be performed regularly, and what application functionally helps them achieve these tasks. Sensus refers to these persons as FlexNet Administrators and Operators. Through the Core curriculum, by reviewing the tasks associated with these roles of monitoring and maintaining a FlexNet solution, experienced customers can see even more of the changes found in RNI 4.1.

4. Additional Upgrade Presentations

If you are interested in viewing all of the stepped Delta presentations for releases starting with 2.2.4 to 3.1, then follow the steps below for accessing My Sensus Connection, Sensus customer support site, to find them. These presentation modules cover the differences between each of the releases, e.g. 2.2.4 to 3.1SP1, 3.2 to 3.3 etc.

NOTE: Delta materials start at RNI version 2.2.4. Previous versions of the RNI are not available.
1. Login to MySensusConnection.
2. Click on the Education Library icon.
3. Filter the library by selecting the Tag – Delta.
4. Select your documents from the search results.

Note: You do not have to sign in to My Sensus Connection portal to view the Core education eLearning modules.