LUTON, England, February 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
--More than one million Elster Smart Water Meters without moving parts installed worldwide--
Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that it will showcase the latest Smart Metering range of electronic water meters without moving parts and the company's next generation H5000 Woltmann meter at Wetex, the regional exhibition of water, energy and environmental services for industry and local authorities, from 8 March to 10 March in Dubai, UAE.
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"Elster is proud to be a leading supplier to the water industry in the Gulf and Middle East regions. Significant customers in Abu Dhabi and Qatar have turned to Elster for innovative Smart Water Metering solutions without moving parts," said Alex Elder, managing director of Elster SmartMeter in the UK.
"Elster continues to provide innovative Smart Metering solutions in the Gulf and Middle East region having recently formed a collaboration with a leading battery manufacturer to produce a high temperature battery chemistry that significantly improves the long-term battery life in an environment where ambient temperatures can exceed 50 degrees Celsius. Exclusive access to this battery technology brings additional benefits to customers in the Gulf and Middle East regions who use Elster's latest generation of Smart Water Meter," Elder added.
The Smart Metering range builds on Elster's 50 years of experience supplying water meters to Gulf and Middle Eastern countries and encompasses the very latest measuring technology packaged in a manner designed specifically for the tough operating conditions prevalent in the region.
The smart electronic AMR-enabled products feature no moving parts technology which makes them more resistant to blockage. At the same time, they offer high accuracy for the measurement of water only. The unique air detection system prevents measurement of air flow.
At Wetex, Elster also will display the next generation H5000 Woltmann (turbine) bulk water meter. With its 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 (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.
For more information about Elster, please visit http://www.elster.com.
About Elster Metering Limited
Elster Metering Limited is a world leader in providing innovative water metering solutions, including low flow and leakage detection applications. Elster Metering Limited manufactures water meters for utility, commercial and domestic use at its factories worldwide and offers a complete water metering portfolio including solutions for revenue metering, cost allocation, network monitoring, distribution and industrial applications.
For more information about Elster Metering, please visit http://www.elstermetering.com