Toronto Chooses Aclara System for Water AMI

The city of Toronto, Canada, has selected the STAR® Network system from Aclara RF Systems Inc., as its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for water.

Aclara will supply the system to Toronto under a contract with Neptune Technology Group Ltd.. When fully installed, the fixed-network technology is expected to read approximately 465,000 water meters. The system is expected to be deployed over a six-year period beginning in the middle of 2010.

“Aclara will provide Toronto with the leading-edge technology it needs to give its citizens access to the critical information they need to make more responsible use of water,” said Gary Moore, president of Aclara RF Systems Inc.

The STAR Network system delivers data communications on secure, licensed, radio frequencies. The fixed-network solution provides timely data, empowering utilities to maximize meter functionality and provide superior customer service. Accurate and timely billing, high/low consumption reporting, and non-revenue water loss detection are just a few of the benefits the system can provide.

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