Newsletter | February 14, 2012

02.14.12 -- The Benefits Of Advanced Metering Infrastructure

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Aclara STAR ZoneScan Finds Leaks Fast

Aclara STAR ZoneScan Finds Leaks Fast

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AMR, AMI, And Meters

In these economic times, protecting revenue is more important than ever. Today's special Water Online newsletter — focused entirely on automatic meter reading (AMR), advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and meters — helps address this issue with white papers, case studies, and product information from some of the top suppliers in the market. We have also compiled recent and related news headlines, as well as a Meters, AMR, and AMI Solutions Hub you can visit for even more solutions.

Featured Articles

The Benefits Of An AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) System
By Darla Bowers, Itron, Inc.
Utilities are increasingly investing and deploying advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems designed to measure, collect, and analyze usage, as well as interact with other advanced devices to achieve total system monitoring. In order to develop a business case that reflects the operations of a utility, an understanding must be gained of the utility's current operations and future needs. If the realized benefits from automation exceed the cost of the enabling technology, then the project should be undertaken.

The Benefits Of An AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) System

Utilities Gain Powerful N_SIGHTs
By Neptune Technology Group Inc.
System health. Customer service. Revenue enhancement. These days, utilities must go far beyond basic meter reading to achieve the operational benefits they require. N_SIGHT R450's time-synchronized meter readings and unlimited grouping functionality help recapture non-revenue water, provide enhanced customer services, and support water conservation efforts. N_SIGHT IQ's cloud-based intelligent data management and reporting further empowers utilities to leverage the operational intelligence within their AMI data, and their customers to better monitor and manage their own water consumption.

Utilities Gain Powerful N_SIGHTs

Water Metering System With AMR Saves Town $80,000 Per Year
By Master Meter, Inc.
Imagine living in a small rural community with no water metering system in place. In Chebanse, IL, every resident was paying the same flat rate on their monthly water bill: no residents were being billed for their own actual water usage. When the village was faced with the decision of implementing a new sanitary sewer system, a comparative study was conducted that analyzed various metering technologies. Prior to making a decision, various factors were taken into account, such as meter types, drive-by technology, and a variety of fixed network schemes.

Water Metering System With AMR Saves Town $80,000 Per Year

Small Town Solves Big Non-Revenue Water Problem With Hot Rod AMR System
By Mueller Water Products
The City of Clayton, GA, was plagued with exceptionally high non-revenue water rates in the 50% range. To help reduce non-revenue water, improve customer service, and reduce the amount of time required to collect monthly meter readings, Clayton began searching for an advanced, mobile, automatic meter reading (AMR) system that could integrate with its newly replaced commercial and residential water meters.

Small Town Solves Big Non-Revenue Water Problem With Hot Rod AMR System

AMR, AMI, And Meters In The News

Smart Water Meter Market To Reach Nearly 30 Million Worldwide By 2017
Itron Estimated As Top Global Supplier Of Water Meters And Communications Modules
Sensus Grows Global Smart Grid For Water With Introduction Of Latest Smart Metering Endpoint
STAR ZoneScan Automated Leak-Detection From Aclara Now Commercially Available
City Of Lebanon Selects Mueller Systems For Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Glen Canyon Corporation Announces Its First Virtual AMI (V-AMI) Deployment In China
Badger Meter Signs Agreement To Acquire Racine Federated, Inc.
Calico Energy And Aclara Announce Strategic Alliance
American Water And City Of Elizabeth, NJ, Earn Outstanding Public/Private Partnership Award From U.S. Conference Of Mayors
Ember Enables World's First ZigBee-Certified Water Meter
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Downloads

Brochure: Mi.Net Mueller Infrastructure Network
Brochure: Mi.Net Mueller Infrastructure Network
Municipalities that supply water, electricity, or gas — or any combination of the three services — need innovative ways to optimize their operations. The Mi.Net Mueller Infrastructure Network for utilities meets that need.

Video: OCTAVE Ultrasonic Meter
Video: OCTAVE Ultrasonic Meter
The OCTAVE Ultrasonic Meter offers rich consumption intelligence in a variety of sizes, with no moving parts and zero accuracy loss.

Brochure: The Aclara STAR Network For Water Utilities
Brochure: The Aclara STAR Network For Water Utilities
A water system is about more than just getting water from the tower to the faucet. As a water utility, you need to know the who, when, where, and how much of water usage in order to properly bill your customers and conserve your resources.

Datasheet: ARB FixedBase AMR — MRX920 Mobile Data Collector
Datasheet: ARB FixedBase AMR — MRX920 Mobile Data Collector
The Neptune MRX920 is a rugged, portable, easy-to-use automatic meter reading device. Within minutes, the MRX920 can be securely placed in any vehicle and powered via the vehicle power source.

Datasheet: 100W ERT Communication Module
Datasheet: 100W ERT Communication Module
Featuring a compact design, industry-leading battery life, and technology designed to adapt and grow with your business, the Itron 100W ERT communication module can help you streamline your operations and maximize your resources.
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