First ZigBee enabled heat meter launched by Kamstrup


Skanderborg, Denmark — (METERING.COM) — November 22, 2010 – Danish metering manufacturer Kamstrup has integrated ZigBee Smart Energy to their MULTICAL® range of heat and water meters, enabling European utilities to wirelessly monitor, manage and visualize these commodities.

Kamstrup incorporates the numerous benefits of ZigBee Smart Energy to their MULTICAL® 601 heat meters and MULTICAL® 61 water meters, thereby gaining interoperability with a wide variety of ZigBee Smart Energy products that improve energy efficiency and energy awareness.  Both of these products recently earned the distinction of being a ZigBee Certified product.

The integration of ZigBee technology in Kamstrup heat and water meters enables heat and water consumption data to be sent to consumer in-house displays as well as energy suppliers.

"Having accurate real time consumption data is the key to improved energy efficiency,” says Peter V. Aakesen, product manager at Kamstrup. “Integrating ZigBee Smart Energy to our heat and water meters supports utilities seeking to help consumers save money and lighten their environmental footprint thanks to this new energy monitoring capability".

The ZigBee Smart Energy equipped heat and water meters are available for the European market immediately.