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Feature Four Key Benefits to Incorporating Cellular a technology into Your utility Management System A scientific study done in 2012 by The Emerging Future Group titled, "Estimating the Speed of Exponential Technological Advancement" states that the rate of technology change today is driving toward an exponential upward trend over the coming years. Utility managers now have to consider making decisions about their water metering systems that can keep them up-to-date BY KrIStIe aNDerSON with the changing times. As utilities plan for 2016 and beyond, managers should consider these four key benefits to using cellular technology to meet their water management initiatives. 1. Future-proof technology Cellular technology is considered the future of water utility meter reading, but while the use of cellular technology is not new to the utility industry, the introduction of cellular-enabled endpoints that leverage the existing reliable cellular data network has led to exciting opportunities for water utility managers. The deployment of cellular endpoints using the M2M (machine-2-machine) network eliminates the need for utility-owned and managed gateways that are costly to deploy, repair and maintain over the life of the system. rural water 41

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2016

From the President
Careers in Rural Water
Water University
Credential from Water U Helps Land the Job
Lessons in Water
Finance: Tracking Down Non-Revenue Water
Technology: GIS and the 5 Ws
Emergency Management: Drought to Flood: Oklahoma
A Day in the Life of a Circuit Rider
Four Key Benefits to Incorporating Cellular Technology into Your Utility Management System
The WaterPro Online Community
Regulatory Update
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers/
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2016