The Universal Duplexer is powered by a single, user-replaceable, made-in-the-USA, CR123A lithium cell. We presently power with either an Energizer(NYSE:ENR, St. Louis MO)-brand cell (EL123AP) or a Panasonic-brand cell. The design of the Universal Duplexer is optimized for battery efficiency.  First, CMOS switching technology was leveraged to ensure that the idle-mode current draw is less Read More →

SCADAmetrics is pleased to announce the completion and introduction of a new firmware release for its flagship EtherMeter®! This latest firmware, dated 28 Aug 2019, provided the necessary modifications to support Neptune Technology Group (Tallassee, AL) flow meters that are equipped with the ProCoder register. The ProCoder register is a high-resolution (8-digit), absolute-encoder-type water meter register Read More →

SCADAmetrics is pleased to announce the completion and introduction of a new firmware release for its flagship EtherMeter®! This latest firmware, dated 28 Aug 2019, provided the necessary modifications to support Metron-Farnier (Boulder, CO) flow meters that are equipped with the innov8 register. The innov8 register is a high-resolution (8-digit), absolute-encoder-type water meter register that is Read More →

SCADAmetrics’ introduction of its new line of water meter signal duplexers— the Universal Duplexer for AMI and the AMI Duplexer for SCADA — has introduced a new term into the water metering industry lexicon: “Co-Metering”. Co-Metering describes two (or more) interested parties accessing a single water meter, each using their respective meter-reading equipment in parallel — Read More →

In the Western United States, where Precious Irrigation Water is distributed to agricultural users through a series of canals or “vanjas”, point-of-use SCADA metering can provide an effective method to tightly monitor usage and compliance with water allotment agreements. In this unique scenario, the EtherMeter can serve a vital role as a single-device, multi-functional flow Read More →

SCADAmetrics is pleased to introduce a technique that fosters meter-reading harmony between a water utility and its major commercial & industrial customers… The vast majority of Water Utility customers consist of homes, apartments, and small businesses. However, within every water district there exist a set of customers who, due to the size or nature of Read More →

Regional Water Utilities deliver and sell wholesale water to their Satellite Districts through networks of distribution mains and custody transfer meters.  The consumption data from these custody transfer meters — the “cash registers”, so to speak — are of vital interest to both parties; and regulations generally require that their readings be collected daily — Read More →

A SCADAmetrics Bell-202 Modem was recently deployed in support of a successful high-altitude research mission launched from Svalbard, Norway — led by the New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory. The New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory (PSL) is a world-recognized leader in sub-orbital platforms, information modeling for predictive decision-making, specialized intelligence community support, advanced Read More →

When measuring water consumption at major commercial facilities, the gold-standard meter reading is that which is derived from the water meter’s encoder signal; and that signal could previously only be collected by the water utility utilizing specialized AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) instrumentation. Therefore, if the commercial facility (water purchaser) also desired to collect a similar Read More →

Due to requests from several customers, SCADAmetrics is pleased to introduce an enclosure option for the EtherMeter® as a value-added convenience option! The new enclosure is listed in the “Accessories” section of our eStore, and it offers the following specifications: Dimensions: 15.68″(H) x 11.73″(W) x 6.30″(H) Polycarbonate/ABS Plastic Blend Materials NEMA 4X and IP66 Ratings Read More →

The UltraMag, by McCrometer (Hemet, CA), is an excellent Magnetic Flowmeter for water and wastewater applications; and this article illustrates the installation and commissioning of a 3 inch UltraMag, which is then tied into the host SCADA System through a SCADAmetrics EtherMeter® using the Modbus/RTU (RS-485) protocol. The venue is a custody-transfer valve & metering station, Read More →

Although the EtherMeter® is designed primarily as a SCADA gateway for water meters equipped with absolute encoder signals, it also provides support for dry-contact pulse output flow meters.  These can include gas meters, electric meters, water meters, wastewater meters, steam meters, hot water meters, and many others. When interfacing with mechanical pulse meters, a common Read More →

SCADAmetrics is pleased to report that the EtherMeter has been verified compatible with the ELINX absolute encoder water meter register offered by Master Meter Inc. (Mansfield, TX). ELINX Water Meter Register Data Sheet. The ELINX features an internal microprocessor, transmits a high-resolution 8-digit consumption message, and is internally-powered with a 20-year battery.  Also, the ELINX is also offered in Read More →

SCADAmetrics is pleased to report that the EtherMeter has been verified compatible with the ETR absolute encoder water meter registers offered by Zenner USA Meter Company (Addison, TX). Zenner ETR (Encoder Type Register) Data Sheet. The ETR features an internal microprocessor, transmits a 6-digit resolution consumption message, and is internal battery-powered.     When connected to a Read More →

SCADAmetrics is pleased to introduce the B202-v.108 Modem — a new release of our non-proprietary modem that is targeted for use within Radio Telemetry / SCADA Systems! This new modem constitutes a major re-design of our first-generation modem, the B202-v103; and it offers the following new features: 100% compatibility with existing telemetry/SCADA systems that presently Read More →

SCADAmetrics is pleased to report that the EtherMeter has been verified compatible with the TOMAHAWK absolute encoder water meter register offered by RG3 Meter Company (Longview, TX). TOMAHAWK Water Meter Register Data Sheet. The TOMAHAWK features an internal microprocessor, transmits a high-resolution 8-digit consumption message, and is internally-powered with a 20-year battery. When connected to a SCADAmetrics EtherMeter, the Read More →

During the period 2014 through 2016, McCrometer Inc. (Hemet, CA) rolled out AMR communication modules for its entire line of propeller-based and magnetic flow meters.  To date, SCADAmetrics has performed validation testing on these meters, and compatibility has been verified 100%. Models include all Propeller-Type Meters and all Magnetic Flow Meters with the AMR communication option, Read More →

In 2012, SCADAmetrics introduced the B202 — an Industrial Bell 202 Modem designed for Radio Telemetry Applications. The B202 is designed to provide external, non-proprietary data modulation/demodulation for a wide range of popular narrowband analog telemetry radios, including models from Ritron, Tecnet/Maxon, GE/MDS, RF Neulink, and Calamp. In many instances, it is desirable to connect Read More →

In 2012, SCADAmetrics introduced the B202 — an Industrial Bell 202 Modem designed for Radio Telemetry Applications. The B202 is designed to provide external, non-proprietary data modulation/demodulation for a wide range of popular narrowband analog telemetry radios, including models from Ritron, Tecnet/Maxon, GE/MDS, RF Neulink, and Calamp. We recently performed extensive laboratory and field validation Read More →

In 2012, SCADAmetrics introduced the Model B202  — an industrial Bell 202 modem designed for radio telemetry applications.  The B202 is designed to provide external, non-proprietary data modulation/demodulation for a wide range of popular analog telemetry radios, including models from Ritron, Tecnet, MDS, and RF Neulink, and Calamp. An interesting application is the use of Allen Bradley MicroLogix Read More →

Many industrial flow metering applications feature the use of Insertion-type paddle wheel sensors.  (See Figure 1 below.)  Internally, these meters feature a paddle wheel that rotates in the near vicinity of a magnetic pickup, similar in principle to a string pickup in an electric guitar.  The signal output from this type of meter is a low-level sine wave, Read More →

In 2012, SCADAmetrics introduced the B202 — an Industrial Bell 202 Modem designed for Radio Telemetry Applications. The B202 is designed to provide external, non-proprietary data modulation/demodulation for a wide range of popular narrowband analog telemetry radios, including models from Ritron, Tecnet/Maxon, GE/MDS, RF Neulink, and Calamp. In support of a customer project, we were Read More →

In 2011, SCADAmetrics introduced the Radio-Read Filter — the device that enables two AMR devices to read a single water meter simultaneously.  This instrument serves a vitally important function in situations where both the water seller and buyer are interested in tracking water consumption. One example might be a utility-owned water meter in a commercial building.  In such a case, the water Read More →

Telemetry, SCADA, and Building Automation System Integrators have wrestled for decades with totalization errors associated with pulse-output flow meters. The EtherMeter was designed to eliminate these errors.  We call the result: Revenue-Grade-Accurate Flow Metering. By leveraging absolute-encoder AMR technology — which is offered as a low-cost option by all of the major AWWA-type water meter manufacturers — the Read More →