Sensus FlexNet AMI SmartPoint shipments top 2 million
Officials at Sensus announced that the unprecedented demand for energy conservation technology has resulted in shipment of over two million FlexNet endpoints (SmartPoints) in less than two years. These shipments include 650,000 iCon smart meters that support demand response by sending time-of-use messages to in-home devices...
• Millions of North American meters now send hourly-read billing data
RALEIGH, NC, Nov. 20, 2008 -- Officials at Sensus announced that the unprecedented demand for energy conservation technology has resulted in shipment of over two million FlexNet endpoints (SmartPoints) in less than two years. These shipments include 650,000 iCon smart meters that support demand response by sending time-of-use messages to in-home devices.
This record growth is expected to continue, according to Bill Yeates, Executive Vice President of Conservation Solutions at Sensus, who said that in September and October alone, Sensus shipped 340,000 water, gas and electric AMI devices and demand response endpoints.
With this most recent surge in business, Sensus now has 8.8 million water, gas and electric AMI endpoints under contract. These contracts include more than 100 FlexNet installations throughout North America with 1.4 million units already in operation, collecting hourly data and supplying reliable data to utility billing systems.
"We are preparing our customers for the future with SmartPoints and secure communications open to the technologies of today and tomorrow," says Yeates. "We are helping utilities to improve consumer experience, to reduce their carbon footprint and to conserve capital investment and protect that investment into the future."
"Success in this large growing AMI market comes from satisfying the customer by delivering new ideas and solutions and by consistent execution," said Peter Mainz, Sensus CEO and President. "Building on the solid foundation Sensus established in 2007 in AMI production, project management, systems engineering and quality, we are now delivering on our technology promise. Sensus customers and the consumers they serve are reaping the benefits."
FlexNet is a powerful AMI solution that provides customers with the technology to achieve unmatched results in range, redundancy, resiliency, recovery and reliability.
The Sensus Metering Systems companies are leading world-class providers of high-value metering, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system solutions for water, gas, electric and heat utilities; as well as sub-metering entities worldwide.