RALEIGH, N.C., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that the City of Cleveland, Ohio Division of Water has selected Elster AMCO Water C700 meters as part of its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project. The Cleveland Division of Water plans to begin installation of the Elster water meters in the third quarter of 2011, completing the project in 2013.
The City of Cleveland will install 100,000 C700 meters and utilize retrofit kits for 51,000 existing Elster meters in its service area, expanding the City's relationship with Elster. Elster's C700 meters were selected for their unparalleled performance, accuracy and ability to seamlessly integrate with the utility's planned AMI installation. The City of Cleveland awarded Elster a significant portion of its AMI project contract.
The C700 meters use an advanced positive displacement design engineered for dependability and longevity. Equipped with Elster AMCO Water InVISION™ absolute encoders, the meters can be read by remote electronic data collection devices at lower cost and increased accuracy compared to visual readings. The C700 direct read meters are also compatible with automatic meter reading and other advanced metering capabilities.
"Superior customer service and water quality are core fundamentals that the Cleveland Division of Water and Elster share, and we are pleased to provide the metering solutions to help the utility deliver on these commitments," said Jerry Lauzze, executive vice president of Elster's global water business. "As water utilities across the globe begin to deploy AMI technologies to reduce water loss and provide improved customer service, Elster is providing the proven metering, communications and software solutions that deliver true cost and operating efficiency savings."
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering modules deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.
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