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Cellular-Based Smart Water Meters in Emerging Markets In The US – And At AWWA’s ACE 2015

downloadAs California and neighboring states continue to experience this ongoing drought, many community members are increasingly aware that water is one of our most valuable natural resources. While it becomes ever more precious, potable water is also going to command a higher price from consumers. Further, water scarcity is a major reason why utility providers are replacing analog meters with advanced metering infrastructure, which relies on various radiofrequency technologies to establish two-way communication links between the meters and the utility's network. Thats where Aeris customer, Badger Meter, comes into play with its advanced metering analytics technology, Beacon.

What Is Beacon?

Configured by Badger Meter for each utility, Beacon Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)uses a managed solution approach and two-way communicationsplus fixed and cellular networks provided by Aeristo deliver a simple yet powerful end-to-end solution. Built-in infrastructure management services and a system design that keeps you in step with technology advancements allows you to focus on what you do bestmanage your water utility. Plus, built-in consumer engagement tools will help enhance customer service, increase satisfaction, and reduce costs.

Want to see Beacon in action? Join us at ACE 2015 and check out the Badger Meter booth and technical session!

Badger Meter is a platinum sponsor at AWWA 2015 in Anaheim, CA, in June. Badger Meter is proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of this premier industry event for the third consecutive year, said Kim Stoll, vice president of sales and marketing, Badger Meter. Taking place in California, this years conference will be an especially important platform to discuss the challenges facing water professionals today, including water conservation, drought preparation and response, and the relationship between water and energy. We look forward to being a part of that conversation, as well as showcasing products and technology designed to more efficiently measure, monitor, and analyze water use both for utilities and their customers. ACE attendees can visit Badger Meter at Booth #1611 to discover the companys products for the water industry, including itsBeacon AMAmanaged solution.

In addition, attendees are encouraged to attend the Badger Meter technical session to understand how the cellular advantage helps to increase visibility in real time. Syed Zaheem Hosain, Aeris CTO, will be presenting at Badger Meters technical session on June 9 at 9am. Attendees can expect to learn about the cellular advantage for smart metering, as well as the concerns with cellular as a connectivity choice, from radio modules that cost higher than some technologies to longevity driven by handsets. Join us at AWWA to learn more!

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