AMI, AMR, and Metering Features

  1. Small Cities Are Big Smart Water Proponents
    4/12/2017

    A rising number of small cities are adopting smart water meter technology as a way to cut costs.

  2. Forecasting The Top 5 Water Trends In 2016
    1/15/2016

    As the dawn of 2016 emerges and we look forward to the year ahead, it’s instructive to engage in a little prognostication.

  3. BEACON® AMA Provides Real-Time Data, Improving Customer Service And Accuracy
    12/5/2016

    With a 2,400 square mile service area and approximately 40,000 customers to serve in southeastern Illinois, EJ Water Cooperative was having difficulties scheduling the nearly 4,000-mile monthly drive to complete a meter reading cycle. The rising cost of their aging system and the need to reduce operating costs prompted the search for a new meter reading system.

  4. BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Makes Water Visible At UC Merced
    5/11/2015

    In California, water is precious, competition for water is fierce and conservation is critical. In the midst of the state’s worst drought to date, Governor Jerry Brown declared historic statewide mandatory water restrictions calling for a 25 percent reduction in water usage through February 2016.

  5. Digital Water: How One Community Saved More Than $20 Million By Finding Leaks With Data
    12/6/2017

    White House Utility District (WHUD), Tennessee’s largest geographic water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses, is using data to stem water loss and create savings for its customers.

  6. BEACON AMA Increases Efficiency And Reduces Water And Energy Consumption
    8/1/2017

    Located in the San Joaquin Valley of Northern California, an area hit hard by recent droughts, the City of Merced’s Water System Division appreciates the value of water and successful water management. Strict water mandates, put into effect across California after the historic droughts of 2014 and 2015, along with continuing population growth, made the city’s need for flexible and efficient water management solutions more critical than ever.

  7. Endpoint Of Interest: What Is 'Under The Glass' AMI?
    6/15/2015

    These days, advanced meter infrastructure has become the standard for communication between utilities and customers. As seamless as these systems make metering, they present some unique challenges as well. There are often issues with cohesion between manufacturers, environmental hazards, and a litany of technical headaches.

  8. Melaka Gets Tough On Non Revenue Water Loss And Claims Two Awards With Outstanding Results
    12/13/2016

    Melaka is a relatively small state on the southwest side of the Malay Peninsula with a city so rich in history and beauty that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a population around 850,000, the Melaka Water Company Ltd. (SAMB) manages roughly 270,000 service connections for commercial and residential customers.

  9. Understand RF Propagation Of AMR/AMI Systems
    9/19/2013

    Most Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems installed in utilities use radio frequency (RF) communication.

  10. Smart Networks Are The Answer. What’s The Question?
    2/23/2016

    Water utilities around the globe face the same challenges: increasing population, urbanization, and more frequent extreme weather events. New supply to meet increasing demand is very expensive. Changing customer behavior to reduce demand is very difficult. The question is how to get more from existing infrastructure.