LUTON, England, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that it has shipped its one millionth polymer bodied water meter for the European utility market. The recipient of the milestone device is Anglian Water, who is one of the leading operators of water services in the UK, supplying more than six million domestic and business customers in the east of England with water and wastewater services.
Elster's design and manufacturing facility in Luton, UK, is the birthplace of polymer bodied water meter technology. Elster shipped its first V200/V210 volumetric polymer bodied unit from the facility in 2009. These meters offer long-life and high accuracy over a wide operating range with very low environmental impact and are approved to the latest European Directive (2004/22/EC) and associated European and international standards.
The V200/V210 polymer water meter can also be equipped with a wireless automated meter reading (AMR) system to support water utilities to manage their water resources more efficiently, provide greater control over water leakage and provide accurate usage data in real time, making advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) a reality for water providers.
In November 2010, Elster's leadership in polymer meter technology was recognised when it received a Product Innovation Award for its innovative V210 volumetric polymer water meter as part of the European Utility Awards. The jury judging the competition stated, "Elster has played a pioneering role in the innovation of polymer body water meters."
"Anglian Water is impressed with the innovative V210 polymer volumetric water meter and we look forward to our continued relationship with Elster which has been developed over many years of outstanding customer service," said Paul Glass, project manager for Anglian Water.
"Elster is proud to partner with companies like Anglian Water who are a long-time customer and trust Elster to deliver on their current and future needs, as well as helping us to reach this important delivery milestone," said Jerry Lauzze, executive vice president of Elster's global water business.
"Elster's polymer bodied water meters not only provide customers with highly accurate measurement of water consumption, but also help them to achieve their environmental objectives of reducing carbon emissions throughout the supply chain," Lauzze added.
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 devices 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.