AMR, AMI and Metering Podcasts

  1. Smart Water Management Enabled By LoRaWAN Networks
    7/4/2017

    The LoRa Alliance is a non-profit association of members who are collaborating together to drive the adoption of a communication protocol that offers  long range, long battery life and open architecture. For water utilities specifically, the LoRa wide area network (WAN) would allow devices from multiple manufacturers to be able to communicate with each other across long distances.

  2. Water Meter Accelerometer Captures Water Thieves In The Act
    7/7/2016

    Historically, a mechanical water meter has lost accuracy over its life time as parts wear and its mechanics deteriorate. However, the new Sonata meter from Master Meter is a non-moving parts product utilizing ultrasonic flow measurement sensor technology to help reduce inaccurate water measurement.

  3. Water Service Shut Offs Without The Confrontation
    7/9/2015

    Turning off water service for non-payment is one of the hardest parts of the job for utility workers. It can also be dangerous as agitated consumers can become verbally and sometimes physically abusive seeing their water service shut off. A new remotely-controlled meter helps remove workers from the chance of physical confrontation.

  4. More Education For The End Consumer
    7/6/2015

    AMI solutions play an important role in the drought in the U.S. today. It gives the utilities the ability to collect very granular data about the consumption, as well as things that are going on in the distribution network. Joe Ball, Director of Solutions Marketing for Water with Itron, sat down with Water Online Radio to tell us more.

  5. Water Consumption Data Driving Major Change in Water Consumer Behavior
    6/25/2015

    Getting consumers to buy in to the value of water has always been tricky. Many people have been hearing messages about saving water for years but to little effect.

  6. Advanced Metering Poised To Become Utilities’ New Best Friend
    6/24/2015

    Utility workers will remember a time when meter reading meant driving to a customer’s house, walking up to their meter and manually recording water use. Those days were replaced with the now standard use of walk- and drive-by meter readers. That standard, like its predecessor, is poised to be supplanted by the next wave in metering technology.

  7. The Internet Of Things Meets The Water Industry
    6/23/2015

    The cost and complexity of moving data from one device to another within the wired or wireless world of water is about to change.

  8. How To Raise Your Water System’s IQ
    6/23/2015

    Water Online Radio’s Kelly Riggs asked a simple but important question to Paul Gifford, director of R&D with Mueller Company. His query, to paraphrase, was “What is intelligent water technology?”

  9. Partnership For Smart Water Solutions
    3/19/2015

    Water Online Radio sat down with Silver Springs Networks and Master Meter to discuss the companies’ partnership to incorporate Master Meter’s proven advanced water metering products with Silver Spring’s existing multi-application network, creating a comprehensive solution that allows utilities to easily track and bill their customers through a single reliable, secure network.

  10. 3 Keys To Solving The World’s Water Issues, Found In Milwaukee
    10/27/2014

    Milwaukee used to be touted as the “beer capital of the world,” but now the city is spreading its influence in a more noble way — as a world-leading hub of water technology.