Two-way communications for water meters


Radiotronix, an embedded wireless company, has received an order for 100,000 WiM900T modules from Transparent Technologies (T2) an OEM that manufactures water AMR solutions. Radiotronix manufactures the WiSE™ family of RF modules, which are all footprint compatible and include RF-only and protocol-enabled modules.

The market for water meter applications is moving towards two-way communications in the meter pits, to facilitate fixed meter reads and simplify installation and maintenance. T2 is starting with the low-cost Wi.M900T to replace its existing transmit-only solution. The Wi.M900T is a DTS spread-spectrum transmitter, allowing the customer to double the effective operating range with no real penalty for battery life or cost. T2’s next generation of products will be two-way, and by replacing the Wi.M900T with the Wi.M900X transceiver module, the company will be able to create a two-way version of the AMR product.

The WiM900T/X modules are RF only and are available in US and European versions.