Gas meter module for AMR now available


Sharon Allan,
Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — April 23, 2007 – Elster Integrated Solutions (EIS), part of Elster Group, has announced the availability of a gas meter module for the EnergyAxis® System fixed mesh network. The EnergyAxis System gas module adds to Elster’s automated system solutions that help utilities and energy management companies better manage their operations.   

Developed to allow utilities to add automated gas meter reading to the EnergyAxis System, Elster’s AMI system with two-way mesh network communications, the EnergyAxis gas module enables utilities to realize the benefits of improved revenue cycle services, customer service, delivery reliability, and workforce utilization.

This latest addition to EIS’ comprehensive AMR/AMI systems portfolio offers gas utilities and energy management companies a choice of solutions to better manage their operations — the EnergyAxis System two-way mesh network or the two-way drive-by TRACE® System. The EnergyAxis System now supports electricity, gas and water utilities, making it an efficient and cost-effective approach to multi-utility operations.

The EnergyAxis gas module can be installed on Elster American Meter gas meters and all major gas meter brands. The gas module is battery powered, operates without requiring an FCC license and has a battery life of more than 20 years.

“Elster’s leadership position in gas metering with Elster American Meter, along with our innovative AMR/AMI system solutions, results in our ability to deliver gas metering automation choices for our customers from a trusted supplier,” stated Sharon Allan, president of EIS.