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New High Resolution Electronic LCD Encoder Improves Reading Performance and Programmability Broadens Measurement Options


December 5, 2012

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Erika Curran
800-876-3837, ext. 15990

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – A new high resolution electronic liquid crystal display (LCD) encoder from Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI) provides utilities with improved reading performance and important feature upgrades over other encoders. The Badger Meter High Resolution Encoder (HR-E LCD) is fully electronic, solid-state and field programmable.

Utilities have access to industry standard encoder ASCII output with an easy-to-read high resolution nine-digit LCD display. The display toggles between nine-digits, six-digits, rate of flow and meter model. Status indicators/alarms are sent as part of the high resolution encoded output for endpoints capable of receiving extended messages. For a full list of features, visit

All encoders come factory-programmed to customer order specifications. Utilities may also program the unit of measure, meter type, meter model, billing units and rate-of-flow parameters. Programming of the encoder can be performed at any time – helping to manage and reduce inventory requirements.

Tamper-resistant features provide utilities with increased security

A tamper-resistant seal screw prohibits unauthorized removal of the encoder. Internal sensors can detect and report attempted encoder removal as well as magnetic interference. Approved endpoints then report the tamper conditions to the meter reading system.

For long-term performance, the HR-E LCD enclosure is fully encapsulated with epoxy, utilizing the same field-proven packaging solution incorporated in ORION® SE/ME endpoints. The encoder is weatherproof and UV-resistant to withstand harsh environments and to protect the encoder in flooded or submerged pit applications. Exceeding all applicable requirements of AWWA Standard C706 and C707, the new encoder also boasts a 20-year battery life.

The HR-E LCD encoder is compatible with all Badger Meter Recordall® Disc Series, Turbo Series, Compound Series, Combo Series and Fire Service meters and assemblies and provides connectivity with Badger Meter ORION and GALAXY® endpoints and other Badger Meter-approved AMR/AMI technology solutions.

About Badger Meter

Badger Meter is a leading innovator, manufacturer and marketer of flow measurement and control products, serving water and gas utilities, municipalities and industrial customers worldwide. Measuring a variety of liquids — from water to oil and lubricants in commercial processes — products from Badger Meter are known for accuracy, durability and the ability to provide valuable and timely measurement information. For more information, visit