Water Efficiency May 2012 : Page 3
BUILT FOR TOMORROW. As automa tic meter reading (AMR) revolutionized the meter reading process, we were already at work with the foundation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for water utilities. As the millennium dawned, we were the ﬁrst North American meter manufacturer to produce a lead free bronze-alloy meter. And now we’re unveiling cloud-based meter data storage, analytics, and presentment to take utility operations and customer service to an entirely new level. AFTER THAT. WE ARE INNOVATORS. But we are not interested in engineering for engineering’s sake. It has to work for our customers. The true innovator is the one who designs something today that continues to meet your needs ten years from now. AND EVERY DAY While all this has been going on, we’ve continued our approach that allows utilities the option of adding functionality while preserving infrastructure assets they already have in the ﬁeld. THERE OUGHT TO BE A WORD FOR THAT. WELL, HERE ARE TWO — SYSTEM INTEGRITY. Neptune customers have come to rely upon our systems as the most reliable in the market. Utilities have the choice of two ﬁeld-proven systems – the R900 ® System and the R450 ™ System, both complemented by N_SIGHT ™ IQ ™ intelligent meter data storage, analytics, and presentment. Each system has its own host software package, MIUs, and data collectors that offer a range of features and beneﬁts. From mobile to hybrid to full-scale ﬁxed network AMI, Neptune meets utilities where their needs are. And then helps them to keep moving forward from there. On the one hand, we make sure that the industry’s ﬁrst solid-state absolute encoder, the E-Coder , will always work with your R900 or R450 System to provide accurate and reliable consumption data, leak, tamper, and reverse ﬂow detection. And that the newest version of N_SIGHT host software will continue to squeeze every drop of data to support water conservation and recapture Non-Revenue Water. All so you can count on what you have to keep working as well and USING THE R900 SYSTEM WITH FIXED NETWORK AMI FUNCTIONALITY, ONE SMALL TOWN EXPERIENCED A $250,000 BOOST TO ITS REVENUE STREAM. LEARN MORE ™ ® On the other hand, we’re just never satisﬁed. n t he o ther h and, w e’re j ust neve r sa tisﬁed As innovate, s perfectionists, we continue to innovate improving mproving our already ﬁeld-proven systems to do more. It’s the best of both worlds. Utilities get to hold onto what works while expanding and building upon what they have. And although we’re never satisﬁed, Neptune has thousands of satisﬁed and enthusiastic utility customers across North America. All of them with their own unique challenges to solve, and all with a Neptune system designed to meet those challenges today and tomorrow. as hard as it ever did. at www.neptunetg.com or visit t us at AWWA ACE 2012, Booth Number 3102 We’re always out front. Thinking ahead. Every day we continue to build on success – after success. s.