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Stevens Introduces Mini Analyzer for Enhanced Water and Wastewater Monitoring.

NEW ORLEANS & PORTLAND, Ore. -- Analyzer Provides On-Site, Laboratory-Quality Analysis of Physical and Nutrient Parameters of Water

At the 2004 Water Environment Federation Technology Conference, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. together with Greenspan Technologies Ltd. (a subsidiary of Tyco Flow Control) announced the availability of the Mini Analyzer for wastewater, aquaculture, industrial discharge and environmental monitoring. Part of a complete line of technologically advanced water monitoring and telemetry instruments for government and industry, the unit automatically provides comprehensive water quality analysis on-site.

As an extension of Stevens' line of water quality analyzers, including its larger AquaLab Analyzer, the new Mini Analyzer offers a more cost-effective, portable method of water quality analysis. It comes equipped with many of the same features as the AquaLab, including on-board standards and dynamic calibration. Both analyzers perform standard laboratory methodologies to provide accurate and laboratory quality data.

The Mini Analyzer offers immediate access to data, and is ideal for long-term deployment where continuous, unattended analysis is needed. A computer-controlled system automatically pumps water samples through tubes to the sensors. Once the sensor analysis is complete, the Analyzer self-purges the sensors and all the water collection tubes to assure an accurate, uncontaminated reading of the next scheduled sample.

The compact, easily installed unit can be configured to measure physical parameters (pH, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, oxidation reduction potential and turbidity) or nutrient parameters (total reactive phosphorous, nitrate, ammonia or ammonium). Set-up and configuration is via user-friendly Windows software or can be accessed through a built-in, touch-sensitive LCD screen that also provides data collection and diagnostic information.

"The Mini Analyzer meets our goal to provide reliable, easy-to-use environmental monitoring tools and offers a good, economical option for organizations that don't require the full capabilities of the larger AquaLab," said Scott South, CEO of Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. "We are pleased to be able to offer this unit in conjunction with our partner, Greenspan Technologies Ltd."

System monitoring, diagnostics and data analysis can all be performed via a desktop PC when the Analyzer is used in conjunction with telemetry options, such as those Stevens offers.

The Mini Analyzer comes encased in a convenient, compact weatherproof IP 54 cabinet, which houses the communication and control electronics as well as the reagent and standard solution storage bottles. Designed to withstand rugged environments, the unit can be wall-, trailer-, or bench-top mounted.

The Analyzer also offers the ability to incorporate data from other water and weather monitoring sensors, and sampling instruments for an integrated, comprehensive environmental monitoring solution.

Greenspan Technologies Ltd., designed and developed the Analyzer line of products in conjunction with the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization and other Australian research organizations. Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. sells, distributes and services Tyco/Greenspan's products in the United States. Prices for the Mini Analyzer begin at $16,200, and $36,100 for the AquaLab Analyzer.

About Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc. manufactures and markets easy-to-use hydrological, meteorological and oceanographic monitoring instrumentation, accessories and information systems that help optimize water resource management and enhance forecasting. Stevens provides sensors, data loggers, as well as a complete line of wireless real-time data communication systems for government and industries that monitor and manage environmental conditions, with an emphasis on water resources. Other Stevens services include engineering support on systems design, installation and commissioning; and on-line Internet data collection, analysis and management. More information is available at http://www.stevenswater.com or at 800-452-5272 or 503-469-8000.
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