Neptune welcomes new companies to Connected Utility Partnership Program

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TALLASSEE, AL, June 5, 2014 -- Neptune Technology Group, a provider of innovative meter reading and metering technologies, recently announced that three companies -- Clevest, iWater Inc., and Continental Utility Solutions Inc. -- have joined its Connected Utility Partnership Program, a project created to meet the growing needs of water utilities by extending Neptune's capabilities beyond meter reading.

The partnership program, with its ecosystem of innovative technology providers, will create value for water utilities through an Advanced Sensor Infrastructure (ASI) with shared, analyzed data across an array of utility applications. The goals of the program are to communicate field data across departments and to leverage the institutional knowledge within the utility personnel to create a Smart Water Utility.

All members of the Neptune Connected Utility Partnership Program, irrespective of their level (Premier, Enhanced or Standard), share a common commitment to ensuring simple, out-of-the-box connectivity to Neptune AMR and AMI solutions. This commitment provides utilities with confidence that the interfaces provided will work over time, from release to release of each partner's system, without additional effort or investment by the utility -- in short, putting an end to the pain of "custom interfaces."

See also:

"Neptune joins Azteca Cityworks Strategic Development Partner Program"

"Beyond Billing Evolution: Making the Case for Moving to a Smart Water Distribution Network"



About Neptune Technology Group


Neptune Technology Group Inc. is a pioneer in the development of automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies for more than 50 years. 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 more information, visit www.neptunetg.com.

About Clevest

Clevest provides software for mobile workforce automation and smart grid operations exclusively for electric, gas, and water utilities. Over 135 utilities worldwide have chosen Clevest to transform their field operations by harnessing the power of our software and deep domain knowledge of mobile computing and utility operations. Clevest's award-winning platform powers a product suite that includes mobile workforce management, automatic vehicle location, meter reading, asset investment planning, and a patent-pending graphical configuration tool, as well as the only complete solution for smart grid operations and maintenance activities. For more information, visit www.clevest.com.

About Continental Utility Solutions, Inc.

Continental Utility Solutions, Inc. (CUSI) develops, implements, and supports a complete line of CIS/Utility Billing, Accounting, and Operational applications. Since 1984, CUSI technology solutions have managed the operational needs of utilities and municipalities worldwide. Today over 1,000 water, sewer, gas, and electric companies use CUSI's Windows, SQL, and .NET solutions to manage their daily business operations. But most of all, CUSI creates value by providing the tools to deliver world-class customer service and maximize operational efficiency. For more information, visit www.cusi.com.

About iWater, Inc.

iWater, Inc. created infraMAP to help easily move information from the office to the field user and back to the office because we understand that your employees have many jobs to do and may be in different areas of responsibility. By using data from many locations displayed on maps that can be viewed on any computer device, we have developed a software product that follows your work flow, more efficiently keeps your staff informed, and improves communication. Combine the strength of Neptune Technology Group and infraMAP from iWater and get an easy-to-use product that connects and helps manage your meter and other system data in one package. For more information, visit www.iwater.org.

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