Sprint & Neptune Technology Group Form Partnership

Sept. 26, 2011
Companies collaborate to produce advanced metering solutions

Sprint and Neptune Technology Group are working together to modernize the nation's utility infrastructure. The companies today announced that Neptune’s ARB FixedBase automated metering infrastructure (AMI) and ARB FixedBase automated meter reading (AMR) systems are now available with Sprint 3G network communications backhaul.

“Utilities want to know that their AMI/AMR system will provide them with the best life-cycle value in the industry,” said Kent Murray, vice president of marketing and engineering for Neptune. “We are excited to be adding the capabilities of Sprint’s network to our ARB FixedBase AMR and AMI systems. [The] network has withstood the test of time, and their network investments have strongly positioned them to meet the data and security requirements that our customers require today and in the future."

“As we continue to expand our ecosystem of utility partners, we’re pleased to collaborate with industry leaders like Neptune,” said Wayne Ward, vice president of Sprint's Emerging Solutions Group. “Sprint has an open and collaborative culture, unique network assets and more than a dozen years of experience developing communications products in the M2M [machine-to-machine] market. As a result, we offer effective and flexible wireless network solutions for utilities, municipalities and application developers.” 

Source: Sprint