Bentonville, Arkansas picks Mueller Systems for AMI, metering project

Cleveland, N.C., Aug. 6, 2012 —The city of Bentonville, Ark. will upgrade its water and electric systems with an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) network and water and electric smart meters from Mueller Systems.

A division of Mueller Co., Mueller Systems is a provider of infrastructure products and services and technologically advanced metering systems.

The city of Bentonville provides water and electric services to more than 35,000 people throughout its service area, which covers about 21 square miles. The city will implement the Mi.Net Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities — Mueller Systems' advanced two-way AMI network — and replace all of its water and electric meters with Mueller Systems' Hersey water meters and solid-state electric meters from Landis+Gyr.

Bentonville will integrate the Mi.Net System with its existing billing software and link all water and electric meters throughout its service area as they are replaced.

The Mi.Net System enables utilities to improve operational efficiencies and customer service by fully automating the meter reading-to-billing process and linking meters, distribution sites and control devices in a single data network.

The Mi.Net System features on-demand meter readings, e-mail alerts and alarms based upon near real-time information as well as the ability for utilities to better manage their water and electric resources through on-going access to custom data and information. The solid-state electric meters from Landis+Gyr feature the Mi.Node E — a radio transmitter from Mueller Systems that facilitates two-way communications between the meters and the Mi.Net System.

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