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Spire Metering Technology, formerly Shenitech, has launched its wPrime™ series ultrasonic water meter, model 280W. The meter uses cutting-edge ultrasonic technology for accurate water flow measurement. It does not have any moving parts that can wear out and it requires no maintenance. The meter has a remote readout which could be configured as pulse, M-Bus or RS485/Modbus. A wireless module is also available upon request.

Spire Metering Technology LLC
www.spiremt.com


Intelligent meter

Capstone Metering's IntelliH2O® wireless water meter incorporates breakthrough technology and solid state electronics to manage, control and conserve water. The meter is housed in a single, self-contained unit. Frequent two-way wireless network communications, self-calibration, self-generating power and remote turn on and shut off are capabilities built directly into the meter.

Capstone Metering
www.intellih2o.com


Flow measurement

Badger Meter is a manufacturer and marketer of flow measurement and control products, serving water and gas utilities, municipalities and industrial customers worldwide. Measuring a variety of liquids, from water to oil and lubricants in industrial processes, products from Badger Meter are known for their high degree of accuracy, long-lasting durability and ability to provide valuable and timely measurement information to customers.

Badger Meter
www.badgermeter.com


Water management

American Leak Detection, in partnership with SECOSYS, has introduced the HydraMeter, a self-contained total water management system which detects leaks, manages water use, flow rates and ensures water conservation. The device directly controls water delivery valves based on real time flow measurements. It can adapt to every water management task including in-building water use and irrigation. When combined with the HydraConnect cellular modem, American Leak Detection will provide remote water management services, including leak mitigation, meter reading and water system control.

American Leak Detection
www.americanleakdetection.com


Meter test bench

Ford Meter Box has introduced its second generation Automated Measuring System (AMS) Test Bench. The system is available as a new installation or as a retro-fit kit for existing systems. In addition to automating the manual tasks of securing the meters and purging air from the system, the AMS also monitors the flow of water, automatically shutting down the system when the test is complete or the tank is full.

Ford Meter Box Co.
www.fordmeterbox.com


AMR systems

Master Meter provides intelligent metering solutions to North American utilities. Its Smart Dialog® 3G AMR/AMI technologies help utilities run more efficiently. Better serve customers, capture more revenue and proactively combat resource loss from leaks, theft and meter malfunction with the company's completely integrated meter data management system.

Master Meter
www.mastermeter.com


Electromagnetic water meter

The Q4000 electromagnetic water meter from Elster includes a replaceable battery pack for extended meter operating life. It is ideal for utility applications, including network monitoring and commercial billing. The meter features bi-directional pulse communications that are fully compatible with the latest data logging and advanced meter reading equipment. It offers low head loss, high accuracy and a fully sealed waterproof IP68 housing construction. The meter maintains a 0.5 second sampling rate to ensure no loss of measurement accuracy.

Elster Group
www.elster.com


Lithium batteries

Tadiran Batteries, a manufacturer of lithium batteries, has introduced TLM-HE Series cells, a new family of AA-diameter cylindrical lithium metal oxide batteries that feature an open circuit voltage of 4V, with a discharge capacity of up to 1,100 mAh for a AA-size cell (20 mA at 2.8V RT), nearly 40% greater than a TLM-HP cell of equivalent size. TLM-HE Series batteries cells are capable of handling 5A continuous current and 15A pulses. Constructed with a carbon-based anode, multi metal oxide cathode, and an organic electrolyte, the TLM Series batteries were first introduced in 2007, and are now being deployed in a variety of commercial and military applications.

Tadiran Batteries
www.tadiranbat.com


Data management

The Aclara® provides Intelligent Infrastructure™ technologies for providing device networking, data-management, and customer communications to electric, water, and gas utilities globally. The strength of the Aclara STAR Network is its flexibility. Utilities may choose one-way MTUs for twice-a-day readings from residential customers. Then, choose two-way MTUs for the larger commercial customers to capture hourly meter reads and take advantage of advanced distribution control and system time-synchronization.

Aclara
www.aclara.com


Water resource management

Itron is a provider of energy and water resource management solutions for nearly 8,000 utilities around the world. The company offers end-to-end solutions that include water metering and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. Its product portfolio includes data collection and communication systems, automated meter reading (AMR), advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), smart grid and prepaid metering solutions; meter data management and related software applications; project management, installation, and consulting services.

Itron Inc.
www.itron.com


Metering systems

Datamatic supplies automated meter reading, asset management, and data collection solutions to water, gas, and electric utilities. Located in Plano, TX, the company serves approximately 500 utility customers who have collectively installed more than 1.5 million Datamatic AMR endpoints. Its Mosaic Firefly delivers walk-by/mobile/mesh network reading options, full two-way communications and support for advanced AMI functionality in a single unit.

Datamatic
www.datamatic.com


Smart grid

Sensus offers smart meters, communication systems, software and services for the electric, gas, and water industries. The company is making the smart grid a reality today with over 10 million smart endpoints connected and communicating across more than 300 electric, water and gas utility customers. Sensus is the first AMI company to achieve overall cyber security certification, earning both the Wurldtech Achilles Communication and Process Certifications.

Sensus
www.sensus.com


AMR services

Tru-Check's range of services includes AMR device installation and maintenance, meter exchanges, meter reading, collections and related field services. The company provides contract meter reading for a wide variety of utility companies. Whether large or small, rural or metropolitan. It staff has retrofitted, tested, and calibrated over 625,000 electric meters with AMI devices. Clients include municipal, investor owned, and rural utilities.

Tru-Check Inc.
www.tru-check.com


Meter data management

eMeter provides software that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid Management software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service, and drive energy efficiency. With large-scale deployments across the industry, the company has strategic partnerships with Accenture, IBM, SAP and Siemens.

eMeter Corp.
www.emeter.com


Smart metering

Mueller Systems provides Smart Metering solutions to optimize the delivery and use of water and energy. Municipalities that supply water, electricity or gas – or any combination of the three services – need innovative ways to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, improve conservation, and improve customer service. The Mi.Net™ Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities meets that need. The system provides utilities with an end-to-end two way AMI network that is secure, flexible, scalable and affordable. In addition to its advanced AMI/AMR systems, Mueller Systems also offers a full line of residential, fire line and commercial meters, and related products that optimize the delivery and use of water and energy.

Mueller Systems
www.muellersystems.com

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