For Sensus, 16 million is the number of electric, water and gas smart endpoints that deliver benefits to utilities and their customers every day.
Generally speaking, endpoints can be smart phones, computers or special devices including meters, reclosers and even streetlights. Utilities can get data on a fixed schedule, on demand, or in response to a pre-set alarm. They can also control some endpoints by turning them on or off.
For Sensus customers, radio-enabled endpoints communicate across its dedicated, resilient network. “Our customers think of the Sensus FlexNet communication network as their operations backbone,” said Greg Myers, Vice President of Marketing at Sensus. “They trust it to reliably collect and transmit data that saves money and conserves energy and water.” Sensus supports electric, water and gas metering, distribution automation, load control and streetlight endpoints.
Sensus has seen a steady growth in the demand for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology, especially in the water market. To date, more than 475 electric, water and gas utilities have deployed Sensus technologies.