Elster to Showcase Innovative, Award Winning Volumetric Polymer Water Meter at PollutecBy Elster, PRNE
Sunday, November 28, 2010
LUTON, England, November 29, 2010 - Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that it will showcase the V200/V210
volumetric polymer water meter and the company's next generation H5000
Woltmann meter at Pollutec, the international exhibition of environmental
equipment, technology and services for industry and local authorities, from
30 November to 3 December in Lyon, France.
The V210 volumetric polymer water meter received the Product Innovation
Award as part of the European Utility Awards announced during the 2010
Metering Europe conference in Vienna.
"Elster has a strong network of local agents throughout France and is
proud to be a leading supplier to the water industry in this market, with
major French utilities turning to Elster for innovative solutions," said
Bruno Guichard, managing director of Elster Water in France.
Elster pioneered the development of the polymer body water meter. More
than one million Elster polymer body water meters are installed worldwide.
The V200/V210 polymer water meter is automated meter reading (AMR)
compatible and was developed to comply with the latest EU and other regional
standards, such as UK WIS 4-32-19.
With a polymer body, the V200/V210 meter is about half the weight of an
equivalent brass bodied meter and has one-third of the carbon footprint. It
is suitable for varied installations, including land that may be
contaminated. Additionally, more than 98 percent of the V200/V210 polymer
meter can be recycled into grade three plastic products.
At Pollutec, Elster also will display the next generation H5000 Woltmann
(turbine) bulk water meter. With a range of important features, the H5000 is
ideally suited for billing or water distribution applications. AMR/AMI
connectivity is assured with a choice of industry standard communication
outputs. The H5000 also has the widest measuring range of any metering
technology with a single measuring element. With low-flow capabilities
similar to combination meters, the H5000 provides a metrological performance
that ensures maximum measurement of water flow.
Elster also will be represented at Pollutec through its subsidiary
Coronis, a provider of wireless technology platforms that allow for the
collection and management of data, as well as communications with remote
sensors. Its major global deployments include water and gas distribution
networks, waste water treatment plants and irrigation systems. A key element
in most Coronis engagements is Wavenis(R) technology, a wireless
communication platform that can provide two-way long-range connections and
network services for autonomous devices with extremely limited battery
resources. Smart metering applications represent more than 50 percent of the
more than five million Wavenis-enabled devices that Coronis has deployed
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and
water measurement and control providers. Our 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. Our 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
For more information about Elster, please visit www.elster.com.
Coronis is a leading global designer and developer of ultra-low power and
long-range wireless solutions. Based on the Wavenis(R) wireless connectivity
platform, the company offers a complete line of products and services for
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators. Coronis
products meet the technical, operational and cost requirements of ultra
low-powered, long-range UHF RFID, wireless sensor networks, Smart Metering
and M2M applications. Coronis is a subsidiary of the Elster Group. Coronis is
headquartered in France with offices around the world and has five million
Wavenis-enabled products deployed in the field.
For more information about Coronis please visit www.coronis.com.
Perry Shead, Elster Metering Limited, +44-1582-846400, perry.shead at gb.elster.com; Rainer Mueller-Mueffelmann, Corporate Communications Europe/Rest of World, +49-6134-605-213, rainer.mueller-mueffelmann at elster.com
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