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TMCNet:  Itron Pioneers Water Innovation with Smart Technology to Improve Water Management

[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.

About Itron

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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