June 13 – Motorola, Inc. announced it has selected ViaStar Energy, Inc. as the master distributor for its Motorolaֲ® Remote Meter Reading Solution for North American residential water market customers:
The wireless Automated Meter Reading (AMR) solution, which enables utilities to remotely read meters multiple times per day and access other important daily interval data from a distance, was developed to help utilities control costs and decrease operating expenses. The fixed-network system uses the IMR(TM) transmitter and Motorola’s MOSCADֲ® platform to automate the meter reading and data acquisition process for utility companies, improving remote management and streamlining access to data.
The Motorola wireless IMR transmitter, installed at the meter location, connects to meters to measure consumption and other critical information. Transmitters are factory or field-programmable. A Motorola repeater relays the IMR transmitter data to the MOSCAD concentrator. Motorola software applications detect critical information such as high/low usage, loss of communication with the transmitter, consumption trends and potential leak detection.
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