Aeris® Teams with Badger Meter to Deploy Smart Water Meters in New Mexico

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Two industry leaders team up to help Santa Fe take better control of water metering, benefiting both the city and consumers

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With this partnership, the City of Santa Fe has two well-established industry leaders providing a smart and sensible solution that addresses their unique needs

Aeris, the Made for Machines™ technology and service provider, today announced it is partnering with Badger Meter, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement and control solutions, to provide cellular connectivity for a deployment of 34,000 smart water meters for the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Badger Meter was recently awarded a 10-year contract to deploy a BEACON® AMA managed solution, including 34,000 ORION® cellular endpoints. This managed solution will allow meters to be read remotely, providing more accurate readings, and proactive information to help the city identify potential leaks and to understand what is happening in their water system. In addition, water customers will have more control of their water usage through EyeOnWater, a Badger Meter consumer portal and smartphone and tablet app giving end-users the opportunity to see how their water is being used.

Leveraging Aeris’ machine-optimized and patented AerCore™ M2M network and AerPort™ connectivity platform, Badger Meter is able to provide the Santa Fe Public Utilities Department unparalleled flexibility, industry leading reliability, and a cost-effective way to communicate and manage its water meters remotely, without having to leave the office.

“We have always been committed to providing the best products, support and services for our customers, and found that by partnering with Aeris, we have the ability to offer the City of Santa Fe a reliable and cost-effective solution,” said John Fillinger, director of marketing at Badger Meter. “Aeris exceeded our stringent requirements to ensure our customers have a reliable, scalable connection to our meters deployed in the field.”

“Cities like Santa Fe have long embraced the notion of smarter remote monitoring, but are taxed to do more with dwindling resources,” said Janet Jaiswal, vice president of enterprise marketing at Aeris. “We are excited to be working with a strong, committed company like Badger Meter. With this partnership, the City of Santa Fe has two well-established industry leaders providing a smart and sensible solution that addresses their unique needs, while providing more value to customers.”

For more information on how Aeris delivers customized M2M solutions that provide utilities with cost savings, improved efficiencies, flexibility and increased reliability visit: http://www.aeris.com/for-enterprises/utilities

“Aeris” is a registered trademark and the Aeris logo, “Made for Machines” is a trademark of Aeris Communications, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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About Badger Meter
As an innovator in flow measurement and control products, Badger Mater serves water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Measuring water, oil, chemicals, and other fluids, Badger Meter products are for accuracy, long-lasting durability and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. For more information, visit http://www.badgermeter.com.

About Aeris
Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things – as an operator of end-to-end M2M services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to deliver profitable M2M services. Among our customers are the most demanding users of M2M services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. Through our "Made for Machines" technology and services, we strive to fundamentally improve their businesses – by dramatically reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Visit http://www.aeris.com for more information.

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