Advanced meter module released


Russel Vanos,
Vice President,
Marketing, Itron
Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 12, 2007 – Itron Inc. an automated meter reading (AMR) provider to water utilities with more than seven million meters automated, has announced the release and commercial availability of its newest advanced meter module, the 60WP, designed for the pulser-style meter registers.

The 60WP joins the 60W, which is designed for use with encoder-style meter registers, to round out Itron’s new 60-series water endpoints that are a part of the Itron ChoiceConnect™ suite of data collection systems. The 60-series water endpoints are compatible with meters from all leading manufacturers.

Like other modules in the 60W series, the 60WP delivers leak and tamper detection, higher output power and an advanced antenna design for improved reading performance, integral mounting brackets to simplify installation, and an industry-leading battery life. In addition, the new design of the 60WP features fewer components – and those components are fully encapsulated to protect the device from elements and contaminants in the harsh pit environment where these modules will be installed.

“The 60-series was designed with three key customer needs in mind – ease of installation, unsurpassed performance and reliability in the meter pit, and a feature set tailored to the business challenges water utilities will face in the years to come,” said Russ Vanos, vice president of marketing for Itron. “With the commercial release of this 60WP module, we’re extending these benefits to our customers who utilize pulse-style water meters.”