Flemish Water Supply Company VMW Awards Contract for up to 120,000 Water Meters to Elster for AMR Roll-Out

By Elster, PRNE
Monday, July 18, 2011

LUTON, England, July 19, 2011 -

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Innovative V200 volumetric water meter supplied for future AMR

Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Vlaamse Maatschappij
voor Watervoorziening (VMW) in Belgium has selected Elster to
supply up to 120,000 V200 volumetric water meters with automated
meter reading (AMR) capability over the next three years.

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The V200 volumetric water meter is one of the most popular and
well-established meters in Europe. The V200 is available in a range
of sizes from 15mm to 40mm, covers a wide range of flow rates and
can be mounted in virtually any position.

It offers long-life and high accuracy over a wide operating
range, and has an inductive interface - a prerequisite for AMR. The
product has been approved to the latest European Directive
2004/22/EC and international ISO 4064 standards.

“We have been working with Elster for nearly 40 years, having
decided to change from the V100 volumetric meter to the V200
volumetric meter as we plan for AMR deployment. The V200 is the
appropriate water meter to help us achieve our long-term water
management objectives,” said Luc Keustermans, technical director
for VMW.

The Flemish water supply company is a full-service water company
operating over a million water meters and managing a total of 138
million cubic metres of water a year. It provides services
throughout the entire water supply chain to serve approximately 2.6
million customers in 170 Flemish municipalities, making them the
largest supplier of drinking water in Flanders.

“Our latest generation innovative V200 volumetric water meter
with inductive interface has been specifically developed to support
European utilities with their future AMR deployment plans,”
commented Bruno Guichard, managing director of Elster’s water
metering business in Belgium.

About Elster

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.

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