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Badger Meter Releases BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Mobile Solution

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2015

Contact Information: 
Marilyn Vollrath
414-221-0210
mvollrath@vollrathpr.com

Milwaukee – Badger Meter, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement and control solutions, today announced the release of the BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Mobile Solution. The new solution combines the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with the power of ORION® communication technologies.

The BEACON AMA software suite automatically synchronizes meter reading field assignments and meter reading data with the cloud-based BEACON AMA software any time an Internet connection is established. This saves utilities time and vehicle mileage as meter readers do not have to come into the office to receive assignments or deliver data. Additionally, it allows for faster viewing of water usage data, increasing utilities’ real-time decision-making abilities.

Explains Bill Teichmiller, CEO of EJ Water Cooperative, Inc. in Dieterich, Ill., “BEACON Mobile is another great step Badger Meter is taking for its customers and we have already seen the impact in helping to streamline our back-office processes. BEACON Mobile has decreased our 4,000 miles a month drive time with two crews and has reduced customer service calls, while providing valuable data to the end user, our water customer. Our systems keep getting better and better, thanks to the investments Badger Meter is making in technology.” 

“We’re excited to be able to combine the resources of BEACON AMA and ORION to offer our customers a single, secure solution for effectively managing their utilities. Combining the capabilities of BEACON AMA with the comprehensive, upgradeable meter reading solutions of the ORION product family gives utilities a metering solution that is both comprehensive and efficient,” said John Fillinger, director of utility marketing for Badger Meter.

For more information on BEACON AMA and the new BEACON AMA Mobile Solution, please contact: Kristie Anderson, marketing manager at 414-371-6215 or kanderson@badgermeter.com.

About BEACON AMA

BEACON AMA combines the BEACON AMA hosted software suite with proven ORION Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology using a combination of fixed and cellular endpoints to give utilities greater control, more information and enhanced customer service. Configured by Badger Meter for each utility, the managed solution approach includes built-in infrastructure management services and endpoint upgrades, eliminating maintenance and technology concerns and allowing utilities to focus their people and resources on core competencies. To learn more about BEACON AMA and the BEACON AMA Starter Kit, visit: http://www.badgermeter.com/BEACONAMA.

About Badger Meter

Badger Meter is an innovator in flow measurement and control products, serving water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. The company’s products measure water, oil, chemicals, and other fluids, and are known for accuracy, long-lasting durability and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. For more information, visit www.badgermeter.com.