City of Atlanta chooses Neptune for AMR contract

City of Atlanta

Tallassee, AL, USA — (METERING.COM) — August 16, 2006 – Neptune Technology Group Inc., a global provider of data collection systems, has today announced that it has been chosen as the supplier of water meters and AMR systems for the City of Atlanta.

A contact with K&V Meter Automation (K&V), a joint venture between KHAFRA Engineering Consultants Inc., an engineering and architectural design services firm, and VSI Meter Services Inc., an international metering services firm, is in place to provide the City of Atlanta’s Watershed Management with the technology to automate approximately 150,000 water meters in the City’s service area with Neptune’s ARB® Utility Management Systems™. K&V will provide all installation and project management services.

The project includes Neptune meters equipped with ProRead absolute encoder registers and R900® radio frequency meter interface units (MIUs) for pit applications.

The City will utilize Neptune’s GIS-compatible mobile data collectors for monthly meter reading, the CE-based handheld readers and RF receivers for on-site data collection, and the EZNet targeted fixed network meter reading system to obtain meter readings from larger customers on a more frequent basis.

According to Sylvia A. Glover, Utility Manager Special Projects for the City: “The City of Atlanta is excited about the selection of K&V Meter Automation and Neptune Technology Group for our automated meter reading contract. With the implementation of this project, the City of Atlanta will achieve greater customer satisfaction and a higher level of service to our water customers”.

Chuck DiLaura, President of Neptune Technology, further added: “The City of Atlanta is taking a proactive approach to managing its water resources, enhancing services to the consumer, and implementing cost-savings technologies; and Neptune is proud to have been chosen by the City to assist with these initiatives.”