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Two-Way Communications Network For Gas Utilities Efficiently Collects And Stores Meter Data To Improve Billing And Operations

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CLEVELAND, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Aclara ® Series 3000 family of gas-meter transponders equips its STAR ® Network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system with two-way communications capability, providing efficient, automatic, and hourly collection of time-stamped meter readings. The data provided by Series 3000 Meter Transmission Units (MTUs) eliminates estimated billing as well as errors, promotes revenue protection with real-time tamper detection, and reduces customer-service calls. Aclara is a leader in Intelligent Infrastructure solutions and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE).

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Series 3000 MTUs support all residential and commercial meters as well as pulse-input devices and electronic volume correctors. The breadth of Aclara's Series 3000 family allows utilities to choose units designed to exactly match the configurations of their gas meters, thus minimizing installation hassles. Two-way communications in the current Series 3000 facilitates over-the-air configuration of devices and performance of synchronized systems reads to reconcile the difference between how much gas enters the system and billable gas consumed.

"The Series 3000 fixed-network AMI is truly on the cutting-edge," said Vaishali Sangtani, Aclara product manager responsible for the Series 3000. "Instead of relying on monthly data collection by meter readers or drive-by systems, gas utilities can take advantage of hourly interval data. By increasing the amount of meter data available to the utility by well over an order of magnitude, utilities are now empowered to make far more accurate, precise, and reliable decisions than ever before."

The Series 3000 line provides significant improvements that allow utilities to support revenue-protection efforts. The MTU can detect device tampering that involves reverse flow, tilting of the meter, index-cover adjustments, configuration changes, and the use of magnets to adjust the way meters operate.

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