|[October 14, 2013]
Itron Pioneers Water Innovation with Smart Technology to Improve Water Management
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) today announced the release of a new smart
solution for water. The new Intelis residential ultrasonic water device
features the latest in measurement technology and high-performing
embedded communications and sensors to help water utilities better
measure, manage and analyze water use.
The all-in-one smart measurement device helps utilities gather more
accurate, detailed information about their water distribution systems,
giving them more insight to efficiently manage their systems. The meter
measures and captures enhanced flow rates data, temperatures and can
detect air in pipes in addition to measuring water volume. It also has
data logging capabilities, recording consumption in configurable
intervals. With no moving parts, the meter allows for protection against
unplanned maintenance costs and provides highly accurate measurement
over the entire product life.
It can be installed in nearly any environment, including direct sunlight
and flooded areas, and is read with an advanced mobile or fixed network
data collection system.
The Intelis ultrasonic water meter was designed using an eco-design
approach that considered the environmental impacts of the product over
its whole lifecycle, optimizing the ability to recycle its components.
"The Intelis ultrasonic water meter is the most advanced water
measurement device available today. By combining ultrasonic, sensing and
communication technologies, we've created a device that gives utilities
unprecedented visibility into their distribution systems so they can
better manage water resources," said Gavin van Tonder, President of
Itron's water business. "As a global leader in water utility automation
solutions, Itron is committed to creating products that meet our
customers' needs so they can address the various challenges they face."
The release of this measurement device brings a whole new era of
measurement to the water utilities. It introduces innovation into the
marketplace and takes smart metering beyond metering.
Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help
utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement and control technology; communications systems; software;
and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly
8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to
responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us
in creating a more resourceful world; start here: www.itron.com.
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