Special Metering Supplement

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Metering Supplement
Fortnightly Magazine - March 2005
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Metering Supplement

presents a special series of articles that clarifies misconceptions and reviews the progress and pitfalls regarding automated metering technology.

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Time and time again, the advancement of new technologies has been misunderstood.

In the decades before the personal computer revolution of the 1980s, the chairman of Digital Equipment Corp. said, "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." And who can forget IBM Chairman Thomas Watson, in 1943, predicting a world market for just five computers? Only decades later would the world come to understand how revolutionary computers really are.

Likewise, the promise of automated meter reading (AMR) has been lost on those who would benefit from such a technology, many experts say. They describe a technology which, much like computing, has been underestimated, misapplied, and certainly misunderstood.

But things are starting to change. An AMR revolution may be in the making.

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