Hunt Technologies and Badger announce strategic alliance

PEQUOT LAKES, Minnesota, Feb. 2, 2004 — Hunt Technologies Inc. and Badger Meter Inc. recently signed an agreement creating a development partnership that takes advantage of Hunt Technologies’ power line carrier based communication system and Badger’s ORION meter reading solution.

Through a joint development effort, Hunt Technologies and Badger Meter will deliver a solution for electric multi-utility organizations. Flow meters will be read by the ORION solution and the data transferred via wirele ss connection to the Hunt electric endpoint and then communicated over the power line.

“We are excited to be working with Badger Meter,” said Tom Anderson, COO of Hunt Technologies. “This relationship combines the expertise of two market leading organizations allowing us to offer yet another innovative meter reading solution to the utility marketplace.”

This solution is particularly beneficial for utilities that operate combined water and electric distribution systems. It also allows electric and water utilities to pursue mutual efforts to automatically read their own meters while sharing a communications infrastructure and common system costs.

About Hunt Technologies, Inc.

Hunt Technologies employs technology to deliver an endpoint information system that increases operational efficiency while optimizing the utility investment dollar. EPIC(tm) – End Point Information & Control – provides utilities with a choice of a one-way Turtle® System, a bi-directional TS2 System, or a combination of the two.

This allows utilities the flexibility to deploy the system that best meets their objectives. With more than 450 customers worldwide, Hunt is a market leader in the industry. To date, 4 million endpoints have been deployed and are actively colle cting information to enhance utility performance. For more information on Hunt Technologies, visit www.turtletech.com.

About Badger Meter Co.

Badger Meter is a marketer and manufacturer of flow measurement and control technology, developed both internally and with other companies, as well as the leader in providing digital connectivity to leading AMR technologies.

Badger Meter is a critical source of knowledge to the water industry. Its products are used to measure and control the flow of liquids in a variety of applications. Badger delivers value to its clients by providing industry-leading solutions for water meter data collection. Badger Meter company news is available 24 hours a day, on-line at: http://www.badgermeter.com.

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