Neptune, Sprint team up to provide advanced metering infrastructure backhaul

Under a new partnership, Neptune's ARB® FixedBase™ Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and ARB® FixedBase™ Automated Meter Reading (AMR) Systems are now available with Sprint 3G network communications backhaul.

TALLASSEE, AL and OVERLAND PARK, KS, Sept. 27, 2011 -- Under a new partnership, Neptune Technology Group's ARB® FixedBase™ Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and ARB® FixedBase™ Automated Meter Reading (AMR) Systems are now available with Sprint 3G network communications backhaul.

Together, Neptune and Sprint are working to modernize the nation's utility infrastructure. By combining the Sprint wireless network and machine-to-machine (M2M) expertise with Neptune's automated metering solutions, these companies are helping utilities collect water consumption and diagnostic data.

"Utilities want to know that their AMI/AMR system will provide them with the best life cycle value in the industry," said Kent Murray, vice president-marketing and engineering, Neptune. "We are excited to be adding the capabilities of Sprint's network to our ARB FixedBase AMR and AMI Systems. Sprint's network has withstood the test of time and their network investments have strongly positioned them to meet the data and security requirements that our customers require today and in the future."

"As we continue to expand our ecosystem of utility partners, we're pleased to collaborate with industry leaders like Neptune," said Wayne Ward, vice president-Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint. "Sprint has an open and collaborative culture, unique network assets and more than a dozen years of experience developing communications products in the M2M market. As a result, we offer effective and flexible wireless network solutions for utilities, municipalities and application developers."

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