) declared that Aguas de Valencia, a private water utility, will
start full deployment of Itron's AMI (Advanced Metering
Infrastructure) solution to modernize the water metering
infrastructure. The technology will be installed over the next
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Itron's AMI solution includes 100,000 water meters, 100,000
communication modules, fixed network infrastructure and software.
The technology is easily manageable, extremely efficient and
requires minimal maintenance.
Aguas de Valencia will be able to deliver more value to its
customers through the expansion of the facility. Itron's AMI
solution will facilitate the collection of detailed water data
and its utilization. It will also manage the delivery and usage
of water more effectively.
Aguas de Valencia has previously employed AMI solution to analyze
its operations comprising water conservation, customer
relationship management and distribution asset optimization. AMI
helped it to update the metering infrastructure and integration
of distribution system.
The private water distributor thus decided on full implementation
based on the successful completion of a 5,000-endpoint pilot of
Itron's AMI solution.
Itron, which belongs to the electrical equipment industry along
Agilent Technologies Inc.
National Instruments Corp
), recently announced the expansion of its analytic capabilities
in North America with Itron Water Analytics. This expansion
program includes water utility specific analytics that turns
smart metering and other operational data into actionable
Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron produces electricity, gas,
water and heat meters, data collection and utility software
solutions along with various other associated metering products
for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and
Itron currently retains a short-term Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).