AMR system for industrial customer base


Metretek Melbourne, FL, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — November 2, 2006 – Metretek, Inc., a subsidiary of Metretek Technologies, Inc. and a a provider of energy measurement products, services and data management systems to industrial and commercial users and suppliers of natural gas and electricity, has announced that it has received an order for its flagship DC2000 automatic meter reading software system, as well as several thousand of its high-performance SIP brand of cellular-based meter data loggers. The order is scheduled for delivery during 2007 to a natural gas distribution company based in Europe.

The system will enable the user to read its entire base of industrial customer meters within minutes via GSM/EDGE cellular and TCP/IP technologies and to do this several times a day, thereby facilitating multiple billing options for its customers. Joseph L. Harley, vice president of Metretek Florida, noted that the order is from a new client of the company. “Their decision to purchase from Metretek Florida is gratifying indeed. We believe it represents further validation of the merits of our best-in-class energy data collection systems and the strength of our reputation for value both inside and outside of North America,” said Harley.

“While we continue to demonstrate our competitive strengths in the AMR market segment, the InvisiConnect™ machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions we have derived from AMR products like the SIP are bringing incremental sales opportunities to us from new market segments,” Harley added.

Data loggers are typically fitted to complex-tariff based utility meters for the purpose of remotely reading and transmitting consumption data to a host computer system in near real time. When coupled with Metretek, Incorporated’s DC2000 data collection and management software system (which features powerful event notification, web publishing and TCP/IP communication), the Metretek SIP will deliver a cost-effective and seamless integration of data into a utility’s enterprise, without the need for wired communications networks or costly wireless network build-out.