AMI providers authorized to become compatible with Neptune encoder register

Sponsored by

TALLASSEE, AL, Sept. 24, 2010 -- Neptune Technology Group Inc. is pleased to announce that several Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) providers, including Sensus, Itron, and Elster, have been authorized and received technical documentation from Neptune to read the 8-digit capability of the Neptune E-Coder® solid-state absolute encoder register.

The E-Coder offers several industry-leading capabilities that have enabled this solid-state register to become the industry's leading register platform. With conventional lower resolution registers, including those with remote registration to the nearest one or ten gallons, it can be very difficult to accurately identify leaks or reverse flow conditions. AMI systems are recording and transmitting interval consumption data much more frequently and higher resolution encoder registers are required to identify consumption anomalies (leak, tamper, and reverse flow) that would go undetected by lower resolution conventional encoder registers. The 8-digit E-Coder register, providing 1/10th gallon remote reading resolution, enables high resolution monitoring for usage profiling, leak detection, and reverse flow.

A true absolute encoder, the E-Coder's visual and remote readings are accessed from the same memory, ensuring no discrepancy between the visual and remote readings. With its patented energy-harvesting design, the E-Coder does not need battery power to maintain its reading or power its Liquid Crystal Display (LCD). The LCD includes visual leak indicators, directional flow icons, and a rate-of-flow display to assist with meter sizing, installation troubleshooting, and leak detection.

In order to provide compatibility with a wider range of AMR and AMI systems, the E-Coder's standard 6-digit reading output is the same as Neptune's ProRead™ encoder. This enables those systems, unable to take advantage of the higher resolution capability, to provide a 6-digit reading for billing purposes.

Neptune Technology Group Inc., a pioneer in the development of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technologies for more than 43 years, is a leading provider of data collection systems which are used to read more than 72 million meters per month and offers a full line of industry-leading NSF ANSI compliant lead-free metering products to water utilities throughout North America. Since 1892 Neptune has continually focused on the evolving needs of utilities -- revenue optimization, operational efficiencies, and improved customer service. The company offers a fully integrated migration path for its utility customers to meet their needs now and in the future. For additional information, please visit the company website at www.neptunetg.com

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Underground Solutions acquires Process Solutions in $45M financing transaction

Underground Solutions recently announced that it successfully closed a $45-million financing transaction with Riverwood Capital of Menlo Park, Calif., with a portion of the transaction proceeds was used to acquire Process Solutions.

IL Governor signs Clean Water Initiative into law

IL Governor Patrick Quinn signed into law the Clean Water Initiative that will provide much-needed financial support for communities to improve their stormwater, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, while also helping prepare for the impacts of climate change.

CA pumped storage hydroelectric project to provide state clean energy

GEI Consultants announced that client Eagle Crest Energy Company has received its license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for its Eagle Mountain Hydroelectric Pumped Storage project in Southern California.

A Tank for All Seasons: Extreme Climate Proves Good Challenge for 35-Year-Old Storage Tank at WV Resort

A WV ski resort water plant's oldest potable water tank, an Aquastore tank provided by Mid Atlantic Storage Systems capable of storage for 500,000 gallons, recently celebrated 35 years in service without significant maintenance.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA