Wireless meter reading expected to save $18.7M

Anderson, Indiana’s city-owned Municipal Light and Power Utility expects to realize a net savings of $18.7 million over 15 years as a result of its ability to monitor water and electrical usage via its automated meter reading (AMR) wireless network. The city has been able to significantly reduce costs associated with the inaccuracies of manual meter reading while, at the […]

Burbank, Ca., turns to Wi-Fi for electrical monitoring

The water and power company in Burbank, Ca., has begun to implement automatic meter reading across a Wi-Fi network that may double as a trouble-shooter and go citywide by 2011.The water and power company in Burbank, Ca., has begun to implement automatic meter reading across a Wi-Fi network that may go citywide. Burbank Water and […]

Comment of the week from Tony Tull, IT director of Granbury, Texas

We get comments to our articles everyday and unfortunately, even the best ones get buried and forgotten. In the past week, there’s been a media frenzy over the alleged demise of municipal wireless so I decided to highlight this comment posted by Tony Tull, IT director of Granbury, Texas, in response to one of our […]

Investment in infrastructure drives “smart cities” trend

When we think about muni wireless, we tend to think WiFi but Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies are also pushing the envelope to automate city services. New research from ON World reveals how compelling WSN applications are for “smart cities” that want to be safe, healthy and green.When we think about muni wireless, we tend […]

A Perfect Match: Wi-Fi plus automated meter reading (AMR)

By Al Perlman This article appears in the Spring 2007 Issue of MuniWireless Magazine. How the marriage of WiFi and AMR could transform meter reading If ever there was an application custom made for WiFi it is automated meter reading, or AMR as it is called by the cognoscenti. WiFi makes the process of remotely […]