New England water utility picks RAMAR for AMR solution

The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) of Connecticut has selected AT RAMAR LLC's 900 Series automatic meter reading (AMR) product line for automating collection of data from its water meters. The project will include 55,000-meter interface units to be installed over a six-year period. Implementation began in April 2003 with a pilot study at over 100 locations. Full deployment is scheduled to continue through 2009...

Nov 5th, 2004

HARTFORD, CT, Nov. 3, 2004 -- The Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) of Connecticut has selected AT RAMAR LLC's 900 Series automatic meter reading (AMR) product line for automating collection of data from its water meters.

The MDC's strategy calls for an AMR system built on an open system philosophy allowing it to use existing meters and meter reading equipment. The project will include 55,000-meter interface units to be installed over a six-year period. Implementation began in April 2003 with a pilot study at over 100 locations. Full deployment is scheduled to continue through 2009.

Before selecting RAMAR, the MDC conducted extensive field tests, had software developed to interface with the MDC's billing system, and evaluated the automated data collection system's compatibility with several brands of water meters.

About the MDC
The MDC (www.themdc.com) provides an average of 55 million gallons of water a day to nearly 400,000 people in the Hartford, Conn., area. It's dedicated to supplying the highest quality water to its customers and has provided the region with fresh, clean drinking water since 1930.

About RAMAR
RAMAR (www.ramartech.com) is one of the world's leading designers and suppliers of radio frequency AMR systems for water, gas and electric utilities. Since 1995, RAMAR has been providing mobile-based AMR systems for these utilities worldwide based on an "open systems" philosophy. Its products are designed to use standard interfaces and protocols to integrate into popular software and hardware platforms.

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