Processing Magazine

Advanced Metering Analytics for Water Utility Management

February 11, 2014

Badger Meter Beacon Advanced Metering Analytics AMABadger Meter's new end-to-end managed solution for utility management, BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA), combines the intuitive BEACON AMA software suite with proven ORION® Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technology using fixed and cellular networks to give utilities greater control, more information and enhanced customer service.  BEACON AMA can easily import meter data and utilize the information to improve operations and processes for each specific utility’s needs. The software suite includes a customizable dashboard, the ability to set unique alert conditions, a consumer engagement website and smartphone/tablet app so customers can view their water usage activity, a secure hosted platform and integration into current utility business systems. By utilizing the traditional Badger Meter ORION (SE) Fixed Network endpoints and gateways, along with ORION Cellular endpoints, a fixed network can now be configured to minimize infrastructure requirements and meet the unique needs of individual utilities. BEACON AMA is available exclusively through a managed service designed to minimize costs for deploying and maintaining the system. This allows utilities to focus their resources on directly managing their water delivery systems.