Elster to Showcase Innovative, Award Winning Volumetric Polymer Water Meter at Pollutec

November 29, 2010

LUTON, England, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that it will showcase the V200/V210 volumetric polymer water meter and the company’s next generation H5000 Woltmann meter at Pollutec, the international exhibition of environmental equipment, technology and services for industry and local authorities, from 30 November to 3 December in Lyon, France.

The V210 volumetric polymer water meter received the Product Innovation Award as part of the European Utility Awards announced during the 2010 Metering Europe conference in Vienna.

“Elster has a strong network of local agents throughout France and is proud to be a leading supplier to the water industry in this market, with major French utilities turning to Elster for innovative solutions,” said Bruno Guichard, managing director of Elster Water in France.

Elster pioneered the development of the polymer body water meter. More than one million Elster polymer body water meters are installed worldwide.

The V200/V210 polymer water meter is automated meter reading (AMR) compatible and was developed to comply with the latest EU and other regional standards, such as UK WIS 4-32-19.

With a polymer body, the V200/V210 meter is about half the weight of an equivalent brass bodied meter and has one-third of the carbon footprint. It is suitable for varied installations, including land that may be contaminated. Additionally, more than 98 percent of the V200/V210 polymer meter can be recycled into grade three plastic products.

At Pollutec, Elster also will display the next generation H5000 Woltmann (turbine) bulk water meter. With a range of important features, the H5000 is ideally suited for billing or water distribution applications. AMR/AMI connectivity is assured with a choice of industry standard communication outputs. The H5000 also has the widest measuring range of any metering technology with a single measuring element. With low-flow capabilities similar to combination meters, the H5000 provides a metrological performance that ensures maximum measurement of water flow.

Elster also will be represented at Pollutec through its subsidiary Coronis, a provider of wireless technology platforms that allow for the collection and management of data, as well as communications with remote sensors. Its major global deployments include water and gas distribution networks, waste water treatment plants and irrigation systems. A key element in most Coronis engagements is Wavenis® technology, a wireless communication platform that can provide two-way long-range connections and network services for autonomous devices with extremely limited battery resources. Smart metering applications represent more than 50 percent of the more than five million Wavenis-enabled devices that Coronis has deployed worldwide.

About Elster

Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world’s largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Our offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Our products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.

For more information about Elster, please visit www.elster.com.

About Coronis

Coronis is a leading global designer and developer of ultra-low power and long-range wireless solutions. Based on the Wavenis® wireless connectivity platform, the company offers a complete line of products and services for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators. Coronis products meet the technical, operational and cost requirements of ultra low-powered, long-range UHF RFID, wireless sensor networks, Smart Metering and M2M applications. Coronis is a subsidiary of the Elster Group. Coronis is headquartered in France with offices around the world and has five million Wavenis-enabled products deployed in the field.

For more information about Coronis please visit www.coronis.com.


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