Datamatic and Fluid Conservation Systems Announce Partnership to Integrate Leak Detection Solutions.Advanced AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. Platforms Will Integrate Sophisticated Leak Detection
PLANO, Texas Plano (IPA: /ˈpleɪnoʊ/) is a wealthy suburb of Dallas, Texas, located to the north, mainly within Collin County, but also extending into Denton County. According to the 2000 U.S. -- Datamatic Ltd., a leading supplier of flexible data collection solutions, and leak detection market leader Fluid Conservation Systems have announced a partnership to integrate their technologies for distribution throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and International water utilities markets.
A data collection systems innovator since 1980, Datamatic has completed development of a comprehensive acoustic leak detection solution that integrates FCS's Permalog[TM] Leak Noise Sensors into the its MOSAIC mesh network A communications network in which there are at least two pathways to each node. If one of the paths fails, the other is still available.
A "fully meshed" network means that every node has a direct connection to every other node, which is a very elaborate and expensive architecture. , ROADRUNNER roadrunner
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"Partnering with FCS FCS - Frame Check Sequence was a natural fit," said Ken Kercher, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Datamatic. "Their market leadership and strong technology contribute to our ongoing effort to increase the value we deliver to our customers. We're constantly seeking innovative ways to leverage existing investments toward ultimately helping our customers measure and account for every gallon of water running through their systems."
Datamatic Business Development Manager Rich Sanders noted, "Leaks that don't force visible water to the surface can continue for a long time without being noticed. In fact, a single eight-gallon-per-minute leak will waste more than four million gallons in a year. Resource-strapped communities just can't afford to waste that much water. And small leaks that stay hidden eventually become big leaks. They can cause main breaks, sinkholes, flooding and serious disruptions in around the areas where they occur."
Datamatic's integrated solution makes it possible for utilities to have their entire distribution system checked for leaks daily and be notified of issues found via a MOSAIC mesh network or ROADRUNNER Mobile collection platform.
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Permalogs are deployed throughout the distribution system, attaching magnetically to valves. They "wake up" and listen for leak noise when ambient sound is at its lowest levels, which typically occurs in the middle of the night. Advanced algorithms discern the acoustic signature For the article with regards audio files, see .
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The acoustic signature is made up of a number of individual elements. of leaks from background noise. Once leaks are identified, data is collected via a MOSAIC mesh network, ROADRUNNER Mobile or handheld that is simultaneously performing normal AMR reading operations and analyzed using a Digital Leak Correlator. This process calculates the leak's location. Armed with precise location information, repair crews can quickly find and efficiently repair leaks.
The integrated Datamatic/FCS leak detection solution is now available only from Datamatic and its authorized au·thor·ize
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2. To give permission for; sanction: distributors. Those interested in further information should contact their local distributor or Datamatic at (800) 880-2878.
About Datamatic, Ltd.
Datamatic provides flexible data collection solutions to utilities worldwide. The company's innovative ideas virtually created an industry when it installed the first electronic meter reading system in 1980. For more than a quarter of a century, Datamatic has been an innovation leader in the design, implementation and support of advanced data collection solutions for water, gas and electric utilities. Additional information about Datamatic for the media is available by calling Scott Black at (214) 520-3430 or on the Web at www.datamatic.com.