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Locust Grove firm has new Smart Grid item

Locust Grove-based Nexgrid has begun shipping its new intelaMeter Water product to utility companies.

Nexgrid is a leading provider of advanced metering and smart grid infrastructure based on open standards.

Its new product allows utilities and their customers to monitor water usage in real time from any computer or smartphone. It provides consumption data as well as leak and tamper detection.

The intelaMeter uses a wireless mesh ZigBee platform and patented algorithms to achieve true two-way, real-time communication with a 20-year battery

life. It is compatible with most water meters on the market today, including Sensus, Badger, Hersey and Master Meter.

“This latest product demonstrates Nexgrid’s commitment to developing new and innovative products for the Smart Grid,” said Costa Apostolakis, founder and CEO of Nexgrid, in a prepared statement. “We now provide water and electric metering, street light control and load management on a unified communications infrastructure.”

—Cathy Jett