Blue Tower Communications Ltd., a UK-based global provider of wireless AMR systems for the utility industry, has introduced its 950 Series Wireless AMR System, which will be available for commercial installation early in 2006. The system allows the same transponders to be used in walk-by and drive-by data collection, and as a self-configuring wireless mesh fixed network. This allows for the transition from initial implementation at the most difficult or dangerous to read locations to selected geographic areas or read cycles, and finally to full service area fixed network capability, without changing any of the end-point devices.
Blue Tower products are designed with an open systems philosophy to aid integration into most third party software and hardware platforms. They are deployed in electricity, water and gas utilities worldwide.