Datamatic and Badger Meter connect for AMR solutions

Datamatic has announced that its FIREFLY automatic meter reading device has been approved for use with Badger Meter, Inc.'s Recordall meters and RTR registers in the water utility market.

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 2, 2003 -- Datamatic has announced that its FIREFLY automatic meter reading device has been approved for use with Badger Meter, Inc.'s Recordall meters and RTR registers in the water utility market.

Both companies are regarded as industry pioneers. Founded in 1905, Badger Meter has earned an international reputation as a leader in the development of utility and industrial flow measurement devices. In 1980, Datamatic was responsible for the creation of the Electronic Meter Reading industry when it designed and installed the first hand held computer based meter reading system.

• Working with Datamatic is consistent with our strategy of connectivity,. said Badger Meter.s Director - Business Development, Maritza Jackson.

• Integrating the FIREFLY with our meter will give our customers another high-value AMR option. We.ve had tremendous success with our AMR connectivity strategy of offering our customers a wide variety of AMR options.

Datamatic VP of Sales and Marketing, Scott Durham said, "The FIREFLY was put through extensive testing. Badger needed to know that the connection would meet their quality standards before they were willing to certify connectivity with their meter."

"We.ve always held Badger and their business model in high regard," added Durham. "They've been formidable competition in the past and we're confident they'll be an even better ally going forward. They have an established distribution network, experienced people and command respect that comes from being in business for nearly 100 years..

About Badger Meter, Inc.

Badger Meter is a marketer and manufacturer of flow measurement and control technology, developed both internally and with other companies, as well as the leader in providing digital connectivity to AMR technologies.

Its products are used to measure and control the flow of liquids in a variety of applications.

About Datamatic, Ltd.

Datamatic is a specialist in utility meter reading automation. Datamatic's ideas created an industry when it installed the first electronic meter reading (EMR) system in 1980.
Additional information about Datamatic is available by calling Scott Black at (214) 520- 3430 or on the Web at www.datamatic.com.

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