Municipal utility streamlines operations with advanced remote monitoring solution

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ENGLEWOOD, CO, June 2, 2010 -- In East Richland County, South Carolina, a new advanced remote monitoring solution is helping the county more efficiently monitor its water utility assets at a fraction of the cost of similar systems. Just one month after the county installed Aquavx, the SCADA alternative for water and wastewater utilities and operators, lift station operators are quickly troubleshooting problems and conducting historical data analysis on the fly, saving man-hour time and improving operational efficiencies.

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Aquavx is designed to help sanitation districts, utility companies and municipal utility districts accurately monitor and control their water and wastewater equipment. The advanced remote monitoring solution streamlines maintenance and makes operations more predictable.

Jack Morin, assistant supervisor at East Richland County, points to Aquavx's alarm mechanism and custom reports as huge advantages over previous systems. "For example, we've suspected problems with inflow on some of our stations. Now with Aquavx and a simple mouse click, I can recognize inflow problems immediately after it rains. The real time data and chart displays give me a picture of the whole system, so I can see where the problems are and quickly address them."

Morin added that, for the same monthly cost as a traditional phone line, "The benefits we're getting from advanced remote monitoring, including ease of use of the interface, installation and upgrades, easily make up for any upfront expenditures."

East Richland County deployed the Aquavx hardware on 13 lift stations with the support of AO Utilities, a system integrator, in February.

As an incentive to allow new customers to trade their old auto-dialer and monitoring equipment in for a new Aquavx system, M2M has introduced a "Cash for Clunkers" program. Cash for Clunkers gives customers a $500 discount on Aquavx in exchange for outdated hardware. This offer is valid until June 30, 2010. Interested customers may contact Scott Barnes at 817-490-8805 or sbarnes@aquavx.com.

Customers are invited to view an Aquavx capability demonstration by visiting http://www.aquavx.com/software-demo/AquavxVideo.html.

M2M Data Corporation and Antx, a top manufacturer of monitoring hardware to the water and wastewater industry, introduced Aquavx to the water and wastewater utility market in October 2009. The product was first shipped to customers in February 2010.

Aquavx deploys intelligent hardware products connected to lift stations, pumps, wells and tanks. The hardware monitors the equipment and reports data at regular intervals, typically every other hour, as well as whenever an event occurs, which causes the equipment to go into an alarm state. The hardware then communicates via AT&T's cellular network or through a satellite terminal to a tier 1 data center, where it is processed. Alarm recipients are notified based on user defined rules via voice, text or email. Users may then generate reports, maps and charts to analyze their data and improve their operations.

About Aquavx
Aquavx is the SCADA alternative for water and wastewater utilities and operators. Offered at the cost of an auto-dialer, Aquavx enables customers to accurately monitor and control their equipment and streamline operations with increasingly fewer resources. Through a partnership between Antx and M2M Data Corporation, Aquavx is built on 35 years of combined experience in the water/wastewater industry and hosted communications and monitoring technology market. Unmatched in its service features and the added value it brings to customers, Aquavx is the trusted brand in water asset management services. For more information, visit www.aquavx.com.

About M2M
M2M Data Corporation has been leveraging a Software as a Service (SaaS) approach to deliver remote asset and equipment management and monitoring solutions since 1999. Serving the oil and gas, water/wastewater, power generation, and heavy equipment industries, M2M's solutions take distributed asset monitoring and assessment to a new level of accuracy and timeliness. With a track record of transforming data into useful information that helps customers improve operational excellence, M2M is the trusted partner in hosted remote asset management. For more information, visit www.m2mdatacorp.com.

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