Water metering contract in UK goes to Elster

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• Innovative V210 volumetric polymer water meter supplied with wireless automatic meter reading systems (AMR)

LUTON, England, UK, Sept. 27, 2010 -- Elster announced today that South East Water has selected the company to supply up to 250,000 volumetric water meters with wireless automatic meter reading (AMR) systems over the next five years.

The V210 volumetric polymer meter can offer long life and high accuracy over a wide operating range with very low environmental impact. The product is designed to form an integral part of Elster's advanced metering system and has been approved to the latest European Directive 2004/22/EC and International ISO 4064 standards.

The V210 polymer meter can be equipped with the latest wireless AMR technology and is the first water meter to achieve compliance with the UK Water Industry Specification 4-32-19 making it suitable for all installations, including land which may be contaminated or at risk of future contamination.

"We are delighted to have received the tender award from South East Water. The innovative V210 polymer water meter with a wireless AMR system has been specifically developed to support UK utilities with their water management programs," commented Jerry Lauzze, executive vice president of Elster's global water business.

About Elster
Elster is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Our offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services -- key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Our products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets. Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications. Elster was acquired by funds advised by CVC Capital Partners in September 2005. For more information about Elster, please visit www.elster.com.

About Elster Metering Limited
Elster Metering Limited is a world leader in providing innovative water metering solutions, including low flow and leakage detection applications. Elster Metering Limited manufactures water meters for utility, commercial and domestic use at its factories worldwide and offers a complete water metering portfolio including solutions for revenue metering, cost allocation, network monitoring, distribution and industrial applications. For more information about Elster Metering, please visit www.elstermetering.com.

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