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Radio Comparison

Radio Comparison

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The town of Saugerties is installing new meters in the Glasco Water District. This document from the town compares the radio frequency from the new water meters to a cellular phone.
The town of Saugerties is installing new meters in the Glasco Water District. This document from the town compares the radio frequency from the new water meters to a cellular phone.

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Published by: arielzangla on Aug 23, 2013
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These are radios.

Sensus Meter Radio Cell Phone

Maximum Power Output = 2,000 mW Frequency Band = 906 MHz Transmission Duration = ~1/4th second Transmission Frequency in Saugerties = Twice per Year Typical Distance of Radio to a person = 2 to 30 feet Information Shared with Town of Saugerties:

Maximum Power Output = 600 mW Frequency Band = 800, 850,1700, 1900, or 2100 MHz Transmission Duration = seconds to many minutes Transmission Frequency = typically several hundred times per year Typical Distance of Radio to a person = 5/8” Information Shared with the Network:

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Meter ID Number Radio ID Number Current Meter Reading Empty meter, disconnected meter, weak battery, constantly running water, (these are one-word messages)

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Phone number Voice Location Email Addresses (Smart Phones) Web Sites Visited (Smart Phones) Diagnostic & Operational Info

With owners permission, personnel can download 45 days of hourly readings to help owner. This requires the meter reader to visit the building and connect a probe to meter for 4 minutes.

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