FL water authority enhances customer service, conserves resources with AMI system

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ST. LOUIS, MO, June 4, 2014 -- An agreement between Aclara Technologies LLC, a provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities, and Toho Water Authority in Kissimmee, Fla., has been finalized to deploy 45,000 additional meter transmission units (MTUs) to the site over the next 24 months.

This brings the total number of AMI-enabled meters managed by Toho to 115,000. Toho is the largest provider of water, wastewater and reclaimed water services in Osceola County, with 125,000 total water meters.

Toho has used Aclara's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system to enhance customer service and conserve resources by reducing water losses from leaks, inoperable meters and theft. The STAR® network employs low-frequency radio signals on licensed channels within the 450-470 MHz frequency range and is configurable to meet the requirements of any size city.

Meters in Toho's water system are located above- and below-ground. The STAR network MTU's are manufactured to an International Protection Rating of 68 and is therefore less likely to malfunction due to high humidity or flooding.

In addition, the system's 142 data collector units, mounted throughout the city, are designed to sustain hurricane-force winds of 150 miles per hour.

See also:

"Ohio city to upgrade AMI network with meter transmission units"

"STAR Network AMI System"


About Aclara

Aclara® represents the industry’s leading Intelligent Infrastructure technologies for providing device networking, data-value management, and customer communications to water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Over 500 utilities in nine countries rely on proven Aclara solutions to connect with their customers. Aclara Technologies LLC is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis. Create Your Intelligent Infrastructure™. For more information, visit www.Aclara.com.

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