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IMServ North America Announces Contract With The Salt Lake City Department of Utilities for Installation Services.

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RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2001

IMServ to install meters for the City's water replacement project

The Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, Salt Lake City, Utah For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see .
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake, or its initials, S.L.C.
 has selected IMServ North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere.  LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
 to provide turnkey See turnkey system.  project management services that include the installation and replacement of 70,000 residential meters for the City's water meter replacement project.

The replacement project is expected to last 5 years.

As water meters age, consumption registration accuracy is lost due to normal wear within the meter. For this reason the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities has decided to begin replacing those aging meters. The new meters will help the City recapture recapture n. in income tax, the requirement that the taxpayer pay the amount of tax savings from past years due to accelerated depreciation or deferred capital gains upon sale of property. (See: income tax)

 lost revenues and help prepare for future upgrades to an 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.  system throughout the City.

IMServ will also be part of a pilot program for the installation of the Invensys Metering System's RadioRead Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system for 6,000 meters. The Invensys Radio Read solution uses the latest technology in utility meter A utility meter is any of the following metering devices used on utility mains:
  • Electricity Meter
  • Water Meter
  • Gas Meter
 reading AMR devices. A wireless RF system, RadioRead enables the meters to be read remotely by transmitting data via spread spectrum radio frequency. The data may be collected by using a handheld device carried by the meter reader, or through the use of a portable mobile system installed in any vehicle with a 12-volt power supply, for faster, easier collection of meter readings.

"We are excited to have been chosen for Salt Lake City's water meter replacement program," says Mike Booth, president of IMServ LLC. "Salt Lake City will be joining a growing number of utilities that recognize the need to update their metering systems and improve their operational efficiency."

"The City has taken tremendous steps in modernizing and updating its public utility department," says Tom Ward, project manager, Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities. "As water meters age the accuracy is lost. The City estimates $1 to $1.5M is being lost in annual water sales revenue due to the inaccuracy in·ac·cu·ra·cy  
n. pl. in·ac·cu·ra·cies
1. The quality or condition of being inaccurate.

2. An instance of being inaccurate; an error.
 of old meters in the system. Our Meter Replacement Program should pay for itself in 5 to 10 years."

About Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has one of the most complex distribution systems in the country. Delivery of water to Salt Lake City and county residents depends on a complex network of dams, aqueducts, water treatment plants, distribution reservoirs, and water mains. Salt Lake City established the Water Department in 1875 to manage the City Creek Canyon water supply, and provide water service to 20,000 residents. Today the city delivers between 50 million and 210 million gallons of water daily to nearly 405,000 people in Salt Lake City and eastern Salt Lake County, including workers who commute TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment.  into the city during the day.

About Invensys

Invensys plc is a global leader in the Automation and Controls industry. With its head office in London, it operates in all regions of the world through four focused divisions -- Software Systems, Automation Systems, Power Systems and Control Systems. With over 80,000 employees, the company's products and services range from advanced control systems and networks for automating industrial plants and controlling the environments of buildings, to electronic devices and controls found in residential buildings and light commercial applications, plus complete power systems for the telecommunications and information technology industries. For more information on Invensys plc, please visit

About IMServ

The premier supplier of meter reading services Reading services comprises a pair of adjacent motorway service areas on the M4 motorway to the south of the town of Reading in the English county of Berkshire. The two areas are located on opposite sides of the motorway, with Reading West services  and systems currently calling and reading over 86,000 C & I interval meters daily and 4 million residential meters in the United Kingdom and Europe, IMServ is a leading energy services company helping electric, water and natural gas utilities, energy providers, ISOs and corporations achieve greater operating efficiencies, manage risk, and deliver superior service by providing a full spectrum of end-to-end data management, metering services, and billing solutions. IMServ is an operating company operating company

A business that engages in transactions with outsiders.
 of Invensys plc, a global leader in the automation and controls industry. IMServ has operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Benelux and North America. For more information on IMServ, please visit
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