Badger Meter Inc. launched its new BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) system. The new product combines both proven fixed and cellular networks with proprietary analytics software in a managed solution, improving utilities’ visibility of their water consumption and reducing the need for costly infrastructure.
BEACON AMA enables two-way communication between the water meter and the meter reading system. The secure, hosted software suite includes a customizable dashboard, the ability to establish alerts for specific conditions, and consumer engagement tools that allow end water customers to view and manage their water usage activity.
Benefits to the utility include faster leak detection, easier revenue management, the ability to quantify the effects of its water conservation efforts, easier compliance reporting and improved customer service.
The system will be offered as a managed solution that includes hosted software with regular updates, fixed network and/or cellular endpoints and long-term system maintenance. Badger Meter will supply endpoints with the latest communication technology through its managed upgrade program, helping utilities to manage the risks associated with changing communications technology.