Pequot Lakes, MN, USA — (METERING.COM) — September 12, 2006 – Hunt Technologies, Inc., a global provider of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions, has acquired Atlanta-based StatSignal Systems, Inc. StatSignal was formed in 1994 to research methods for acquiring Data From Every Source The Mind Can Imagine™ via a patented and scalable two-way RF mesh total system solution.
The acquisition further increases Hunt’s advanced metering possibilities for utilities by adding a true two-way, dynamic RF mesh network solution to its portfolio. The RF mesh technology has impressive benefits, including self-initializing and self-healing devices, high system performance and reliability, and system scalability and accessibility. Its integration into Hunt’s Command Center™ operating system will be an industry first, using a single platform to provide seamless data acquisition and control functions for both two-way RF mesh and power line carrier (PLC) technologies.
The combination of the RF mesh technology and Hunt’s current technologies (TS1 and TS2 power line carrier and AirPoint RF-based meter monitoring solutions) offers utilities solution options for either a two-way AMI solution or a one-way AMR system. A broad meter platform compatibility and a single operating software platform mean that the solutions offer excellent return on investment and total flexibility when deployed separately or in blended systems, allowing utilities to increase energy, operational and infrastructure efficiencies.