Utility metering via satelite
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2004 @ 21:02:25 MST
September 21 - MeterSmart, the foremost expert in energy data management for utilities and an energy information service of Hunt Power, today announced what may be the utility industry's most innovative meter data collection service. The new MeterSmart offering allows utilities to collect accurate meter data across the globe, including rural and remote areas, via a deployed constellation of more than 25 orbiting satellites.
Satellite data communication for metering, scarcely affordable or available prior to now, is more reliable in remote areas than cellular technologies because it clears any interference caused by large natural or man-made obstructions, plus it is accessible where rugged terrain prevents installing phone lines at a reasonable cost.
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