Dallas, TX, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 20, 2009 – What is billed as the first intelligent water meter for residential use, the IntelliH20 water meter, has been launched by North Texas based technology company Capstone Metering.
Features of the IntelliH20 include two-way remote communication, eliminating hand-held or drive-by water meter readings, and wireless network communication integrating to the smart grid allowing homeowners to easily manage their water consumption. The device is self calibrating to ensure accuracy, and generates its own power, eliminating the need for battery replacement, while remote turn-on and shut-off allows utility departments to shut-off a meter when a leak or contamination occurs.
The IntelliH20 water meter is housed in a single, self-contained unit, with all technologies built directly into the meter.
“For more than a century, the water meter went virtually unchanged – until now,” said Scott Williamson, Capstone Metering president. “The IntelliH20’s combination of advanced technologies, electronics and capabilities will fundamentally and forever change the water industry and how we monitor water usage.”
The IntelliH20 water meter will be introduced to the industry at Autovation 2009 in Denver next month.
The meter then goes into beta testing during the fourth quarter of 2009 and will enter production in the second quarter of 2010.