Hunt Technologies announces ‘AirPoint’ product development strategy

PEQUOT LAKES, MN, Aug. 29, 2005 — Hunt Technologies Inc., a global provider of automatic meter reading (AMR) solutions, announced its product introduction strategy for the new AirPoint line of RF AMR meter modules. The company is working with meter manufacturers to finalize solid-state versions of the ERT-compatible AirPoint. Some modules will be available for shipping by October 2005. These include the AirPoint FOCUS for the Landis+Gyr solid state FOCUS meter, and the AirPoint GE I210. Hunt is also working with Sensus Metering Systems to develop an AirPoint endpoint for the iCon solid state meter.

“Hunt is committed to bringing AirPoint to the broadest spectrum of meters,” said Corey McGuire, AirPoint product manager. “Our strategy is consistent across all of our product lines with the goal of providing the most options to utilities in terms of both meter platforms and AMR technology.”

Hunt’s AirPoint technology provides the same features and functions as the Itron ERT and is designed to interface with the Itron Mobile Collection System 1.0 and 2.0, as well as off-site collection systems. The AirPoint takes a read directly from the meter register and transmits usage and demand data to drive-by and walk-by retrieval systems. This integrated solution provides utilities with accuracy and performance superior to an electromechanical meter.

Hunt Technologies also announced it is developing a high-powered version of the AirPoint to complement the solid state and electro-mechanical modules already in production. The company expects modules featuring the high-powered transmission technology to be available early next year.

Hunt Technologies began marketing its AirPoint line of meter modules in June of this year.

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