Sensus reports growth in AMI services

Sensus Metering Systems announced that it is experiencing unprecedented demand from the utility industry for its AMI Services and the FlexNet solution. Sensus reports that it contracted for more than 7 million water, gas, and electric FlexNet AMI endpoints in 2007, while delivering 1.2 million additional water, gas, and electricity endpoints. In 2007, the company also implemented 50 FlexNet water projects...

Mar 10th, 2008

RALEIGH, NC, March 4, 2008 -- Sensus Metering Systems announced that it is experiencing unprecedented demand from the utility industry for its AMI Services and the FlexNet solution.

Sensus, a leading global provider of high-value utility metering systems, contracted for more than 7 million water, gas, and electric FlexNet AMI endpoints in 2007, while delivering 1.2 million additional water, gas, and electricity endpoints.

"We learned from our customers that a major contributing factor to their selecting FlexNet was the system's ability to cover dense urban as well as sparse rural areas," explains Chief Technology Officer H. Britton Sanderford, Jr. "This flexibility allows for a reduction in planning, capital, training, and maintenance costs, as well as the simplification of MDMS (Meter Data Management Systems) requirements."

Sanderford notes that the overwhelming industry acceptance of FlexNet also came very quickly, given that FlexNet only entered the AMI market in early 2006.

Other 2007 growth-oriented notes of interest include Sensus implementing 50 FlexNet water projects; signing three major Investor-Owned Utility gas projects; and delivering 50,000 endpoints to one FlexNet gas customer.

Sensus leadership also used 2007 to restructure the company to enhance prioritization on management, delivery, manufacturing and software development.

Doug McCall, Director of AMI Marketing at Sensus attributes this unprecedented success to FlexNet's ability to achieve the utility's business goals in an AMI implementation, "Our utility customers told us the features they want in an AMI system, and we have delivered. By establishing the instrument for energy management and the backbone of the smart grid, the FlexNet solution provides a simple and affordable architecture to fully realize all the benefits of AMI."

The Sensus Metering Systems companies are leading providers of water, gas, heat and electric meters including comprehensive metering communications system solutions that comprise both automatic meter reading ("AMR") and advanced metering infrastructure ("AMI") systems.

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