Badger Meter has announced the availability of a new metering-as-a-service programme, netAMP Enabled, to significantly expedite end-to-end advanced metering deployments.
netAMP Enabled complements smart water technologies from Badger Meter, including BEACON advanced metering analytics (AMA), ORION cellular LTE-M endpoints and smart water meters.
The solution provides customers with a fixed, subscription-based metering-as-a-service programme to receive all their Badger Meter equipment, meters, software and services to upgrade antiquated infrastructures.
netAMP Enabled accelerates the implementation of the BEACON AMA, while simultaneously removing capital costs.
The solution allows utilities to upgrade their aging infrastructure with budget predictability, as well as agile upgrades and maintenance cycles.
The Metering-as-a-Service programme, netAMP Enabled:
- Eliminates upfront capital investments in upgrading existing metering
- Provides an easy, fixed payment schedule to fit utility budgets
- Delivers all the equipment, meters, software and services for advanced metering deployments
- Includes all planning, installation, integration, maintenance, support and training
- Provides future software upgrades and long-term service and support for the life of the contract
John Fillinger, the director of utility marketing, said: “Badger Meter is excited to expand our product portfolio and provide customers with netAMP Enabled through UMS. Utilities nationwide now have a unique opportunity to upgrade their infrastructure to an AMI system without upfront capital costs.
“This is even more beneficial today with the current economic conditions municipalities are facing.”
Joey Mitchell, vice president at UMS, adds: “Badger Meter and UMS share a common vision that a smart city begins with a robust advanced metering program that is fully integrated within the city.
“netAMP Enabled was created to give utilities a simplified path to this upgrade. We remove capital costs and complexity by giving utilities a flexible, subscription-based advanced metering programme. We assume financial responsibility and therefore we only work with reliable, best-in-class manufacturers.”