US: Novatel Wireless has announced that it has started delivering its machine-to-machine (M2M) EnablerHS 3001 modules to Capstone Metering. The module will be part of the IntelliH2O® water meter solution by Capstone and it is the smart water meter solutions to include cellular capabilities in the meter providing connectivity over Verizon Wireless’ CDMA network.
Capstone’s IntelliH2O® intelligent water meter is a self-reliant, sensor-rich, communications platform designed for a remote, distributed network and incorporates an on/off valve that can be controlled by centralized, analytical management software. The application may be accessed via desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone and offers an industry-leading suite of features including management of the IntelliH2O® devices with a few clicks, remote on/off of the device and monitoring/alerting capabilities.
Joe Peterson, VP of Sales for Novatel Wireless M2M Business Unit, said: “We are excited to be working with Capstone and bring cellular capabilities to strengthen their award-winning smart water meter solution. Adding cellular capabilities to IntelliH2O® meters will enhance communications providing information, analytics and effective water management. We are proud to be selected as a partner and be a part of Capstone’s innovative solution for water conservation.”
Scott Williamson, CEO of Capstone Metering, said: “By adding an Enabler module directly into the IntelliH2O® meter, Capstone eliminates a utility’s headache and costs to support a wireless network, we provide power with our on-board generator and rechargeable battery to utilize cell communications with each meter.”