Its products provide a one-stop, reliable solution for accurate reading and billing, remote visibility, data management and resource optimization
LONDON — Mar. 18, 2020 — Based on its recent analysis of the global smart water meter market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Badger Meter, Inc. with the 2019 Global Innovation Excellence Frost Radar Award for groundbreaking smart meter solutions. The award-winning portfolio of solutions includes BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) cloud-based software and ORION® Cellular LTE-M endpoints, which use the most advanced cellular IoT network and offer secure data management. Combining the low power wide area network (LPWAN) endpoints with BEACON AMA provides water utilities with a true network as a service (NaaS) and software as a service offering (SaaS).
“Badger Meter is a leader in new product development and has proactively leveraged its smart water metering solutions, such as BEACON AMA and ORION Cellular LTE–M endpoints, to aid in its strategic long-term growth outlook,” said Paul Hudson, Industry Analyst. “BEACON AMA not only provides high-resolution data to improve resource optimization and water management but also integrates with utility customer information system (CIS) and billing applications. The platform offers a consumer engagement tool with an easily accessible customer interface to assist with water conservation.”
In addition to BEACON AMA and ORION Cellular LTE-M endpoints, Badger Meter offers a wide range of advanced metering solutions including the field-proven Recordall® water meters and the highly accurate E-Series® Ultrasonic water meters with plug-and-play capabilities.
Badger Meter has a strong base in North America and Europe, with local manufacturing centers in both regions. While Badger Meter is a North American leader in AMR to AMI retrofit/replacement, the company has also established a growing international presence in Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Significantly, the cellular LPWAN (LTE-M) solution has given Badger Meter an undeniable competitive edge, and its solutions for smart city initiatives and utilities’ IoT requirements have allowed the company to pull ahead of the competition.
“Badger Meter is well positioned to meet the needs of smart cities that require seamless integration and connectivity for better visualization and optimization of the water infrastructure,” noted Hudson. “Its cutting-edge solutions and wide market footprint make it the ideal solution provider for companies all over the world and have set it up for continued growth in the long term.”
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About Badger Meter, Inc.
Badger Meter is an innovator in flow measurement, control and communications solutions, serving water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. The company’s products measure water, oil, chemicals, and other fluids, and are known for accuracy, long-lasting durability and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. For more information, visit www.badgermeter.com.