H2O Degree Introduces New Utility Meter

H20 Degree L54230 LoRaWAN
H20 Degree L54230 LoRaWAN

H2O Degree, a manufacturer of submetering systems used for leak detection, utility conservation and building-automation system integration, has introduced its new L54230 LoRaWAN pulse counter, a metering solution for resident utility billings used in multifamily communities.

The L54230 pulse counter can remotely monitor and record utility submetering data through the open-protocol, cloud-based LoRaWAN platform which doesn’t require a dedicated computer, software or a repeater network. The two-channel wireless counter can also monitor and record dry-contact pulses from two separate gas or water utility meters. The Class A wireless 915 MHz interface features a bi-directional communication range of over six miles. The L54230 can operate within a 1,000-foot radius from the gateway, while also covering 70-acre sites and 50-story high-rises.

Easy to integrate

The cost-reducing product is designed to operate in conjunction with most pulse-output water and gas meters. Water and gas meters that the pulse counter can connect to include:

  • Badger
  • Elster (AMCO)
  • Master Meter
  • Norgas
  • Neptune
  • Dattus
  • Itron Metris
  • Norgas

 “Our one-of-a-kind LoRaWAN meter pulse counter offers building owners and managers significant data collection and installation cost advantages when tracking tenant metering data compared to using conventional products,” said Don Millstein, president of H2O Degree, in prepared remarks. “Not only is communication increased to twice the distance of the industry standard, but it also eliminates the need for 10 to 20 repeaters. And because it’s based on the increasingly popular open protocol, our L54230 pulse counter will be able to integrate with existing and future LoRaWAN-enabled metering products used for on the floor flood detection and remote water shut-off.”

Image courtesy of H2O

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