מערכת AMR: ניהול מים בשליטה מרחוק
המוצר: מערכת לקריאת מדי מים מרחוק
החברה: קבוצת ארד
תחילת הפיתוח: 2000
Product: System for Remote Reading of Water Meters
Company: Arad Group
Start of Development: 2000
The Arad corporation was founded in Kibbutz Dalia in 1941 and is among the pioneers of Israeli industry. Arad specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of products for measuring and managing water supply, fields in which Arad has gained international renown.
In the year 2000, the Arad Group developed the first generation of a system for the remote reading of water meters (AMR – Automatic Meter Reading) and has since continued producing further innovative and groundbreaking developments. This cutting edge solution replaced the traditional water meters that were read manually and that provided only the most basic solution for reading the meter but without enabling management, supervision and control of water resources. The AMR system designed by Arad is a state-of-the-art automatic system that enables the remote reading and gathering of water consumption data in a consolidated, precise and reliable manner.
The AMR prevents human error, enables remote control and supervision, identifies faults in real time and most importantly, helps significantly reduce water loss.
One of the AMR’s unique advantages is the integration of the radio and antenna components into the water meter itself, so that it remains completely protected and transmits wirelessly and continuously to the communications system. All the competitors added an external communications component to the water meter that is exposed to the environment and to sabotage.
Since its development, the AMR system is integrated into all water meters manufactured by the Arad Group. The current generation of the product allows the consumer to track water consumption by means of computer software or mobile application with total data transparency. The system’s technological capabilities enable it to offer the water corporations and their various customers in Israel and abroad advanced tools for managing water resources.
The system is installed in hundreds of water supply companies, water and sewage corporations, local authorities etc. Millions of transmitting water meters are installed in the United States, Israel and other locations worldwide.
The Arad Group enjoys a global presence via 800 employees in international subsidiary companies and an extensive distribution network worldwide. Arad is today controlled by Kibbutz Ramot Menashe, Kibbutz Dalia and the Milestone Corporation. The Arad Group has been traded on the stock exchange since 2004 with a market value of 900 million shekels as of December 31, 2017 and is one of the five leading companies in the world in its field.