Sagentia technology behind breakthrough water meter for global company
This article has been taken from The Gen newsletter - Summer 2008. Click here to download the pdf.
A breakthrough water meter register, designed and developed by Sagentia and our client Master Meter, has been launched at the American Water Works Association’s ACE 2008 conference. AccuLinx is an eight wheel absolute encoder without batteries that connects the water meter to third party Automatic Reading (AMR) systems. The patented technology behind the system, ‘Gray Wheels’, was also invented by Sagentia.
The new 8-wheel system provides utility companies a way of accurately, remotely and electronically reading the mechanical odometer for billing purposes and detecting leaks. This system is extremely low-power and is ‘non-contact’ creating no friction. Therefore it enables use with multi-jet systems, which make up about half of the water meters used in the world, most of which until now have previously been exempt from AMR for this reason.
The project generated more than $1m in consulting fees for Sagentia, and the ongoing license deal for the core technology will generate $4.5m for the company over a number of years.