Itron, a provider of smart meter solutions for utilities, today introduced the Itron Intelis water meter, Itron’s first ultrasonic water metering solution for North America.
When coupled with Itron’s multi-purpose network, the meter provides the information necessary for utilities to better manage the delivery and use of water.
The latest ultrasonic solid-state solution utilizes edge intelligence to track flow usage patterns at the meter level, setting a new standard in intelligent water metering.
The new water meter will also offer Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and additional water management capabilities through Itron’s interoperable, secure and scalable OpenWay Riva and Gen5 networks.
Itron’s open standards networks enable water utilities to support smarter, more efficient operations and deliver actionable insights.
With no moving parts, the meter will maintain the same accuracy throughout its lifetime, requiring no hardware maintenance while effectively meeting AWWA standards for residential meters.
Real-time alarms and flow data from the meter coupled with an OpenWay Riva water module will enable utilities to respond quickly to backflow, leaks or theft.
Built og high-quality, robust polyphthalamide polymer, the product exceeds the durability demands of the industry’s traditional metal-based meter bodies, Itron claims
“Itron has delivered ultrasonic metering technology to utilities around the globe for more than 15 years. With the new Itron Intelis water meter, we are bringing our global expertise in water metering to North America,” said Gavin van Tonder, president of Itron’s Water business line.
The Intelis water meter will be available in North America in Q4 2018 and will be compatible with the OpenWay Riva network. The meter will be available for the Gen5 network in the first half of 2019.