In the past, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) Systems for municipal water were generally limited to collecting flow totalization from water meters that were natively outfitted with a Sensus/Neptune protocol signal. Today, the SCADAmetrics Encodalizer™ is able to provide a Sensus/Neptune protocol option to many flow meters that otherwise would be precluded from your AMR/AMI system. Read More →

SCADAmetrics® is pleased to introduce TheEncodalizer™! – The new AMR/AMI signal generator for water meters that provides a Sensus-Protocol output to certain flow meters that otherwise do not offer that option! For example, the Siemens FM Mag 6000 Magnetic Flow Meter is outfitted with a 4-20mA Rate Output (default), a Pulse Output (default) and Modbus/RTU Read More →

In response to customer requests for a sealed, meter vault-compatible version of TheSignalizer™, SCADAmetrics® is pleased to introduce a harsh-environment enclosure option! In most instances, TheSignalizer can be installed within a protected, above-ground control panel. However, there are certain instances where installation within a vault environment is unavoidable. To address this need, we have developed Read More →

METER AUTO-DETECTION INTRODUCED… North-American encoder-type water meters communicate using one of three protocol families: Neptune, Elster, and Sensus (..which is generally comprised of all makes, except Neptune and Elster). Furthermore, various meter makes/models have their own additional idiosyncrasies. In the past, there were two EtherMeter tuning parameters which often required adjustment to help the EtherMeter Read More →

SCADAmetrics® is pleased to introduce the newest member of our DINstrumentation™ series – TheSignalizer™! This new electronic telemetry signal generator for water meters provides a 4-20 milliamp (flow) output and a dry contact pulse (per volume) output! – while still maintaining the meter’s ability to be co-connected to an AMI/AMR endpoint! In the past, meter Read More →

TheMeterDisplay™, was was submitted to the Testing Laboratories of the National Council of Weights and Measures for evaluation within the context of its National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP). NTEP Certification provides confidence that a device will be manufactured in accordance with United States standards, as adopted by NCWM and published in Handbook 44. We are Read More →

TheMeterDisplay™, Model TMD, integrates state-of-the-art power-minimization technologies into its design, to the benefit and convenience of the user. During beta-testing in the Winter of 2020, the successful application of these technologies was rigorously evaluated; and the battery longevity results are conveyed within this article. The test Display was powered by a new Panasonic Lithium CR-123A Read More →

The Honeywell (formerly Mercury Instruments) TCI is a very popular temperature-compensating index for gas flow meters.  Because it is equipped with solid-state pulse outputs, it can be connected to Ethernet-based SCADA systems via the SCADAmetrics EtherMeter®. If you would like to connect a TCI-equipped gas meter to your SCADA, Telemetry, or Building Automation system — Read More →

The Honeywell (Elster) evoQ4 is a very popular magnetic flow meter in use throughout North America.  It is available with an Absolute Encoder Output signal, pulse signal, or both.  At time of purchase, the AMR encoder signal may be specified as either “Elster K-Frame” protocol or “Sensus” protocol. If you would like to connect an Read More →

SCADAmetrics is pleased to announce the introduction of the improved (v.257) EtherMeter! The new EtherMeter adds 1500V galvanic isolation to the meter input channels and 2500V galvanic isolation to the serial ports; and it also boasts improvements to the 1500Vrms galvanic isolation of the Ethernet port, as well ⚊ all of which increases resilience against Read More →

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 →

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 →