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September 27, 2010 12:36 ET

Williams County Sanitary Streamlines Operations Using Advanced Remote Monitoring From Aquavx

Water Utility Monitoring Temperature, Flow, Run Times and Wet-Well Levels

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) -  Aquavx, a leader in advanced remote monitoring solutions for water utilities, today announced that Williams County Sanitary (Ohio) is leveraging Aquavx to monitor enclosure temperature, flow, run times, wet-well levels, and general operations of an existing sewer system. The utility also has plans to install Aquavx units on two new systems in the coming months.

Aquavx is designed to help sanitation districts, utility companies and municipal utility districts accurately monitor and control their water and wastewater equipment. The advanced remote monitoring solution streamlines maintenance and makes operations more predictable.

"We used to have an autodialer on this sewer system," said Will Allamong, operations manager for Williams County Sanitary. "But when it went down, rather than replace it with another one for roughly the same cost we're getting a lot more functionality with Aquavx. We don't need a full SCADA system, but advanced remote monitoring helps fill the gap between simple alarm notifications and expensive SCADA build-outs. We have a lot more information at our disposal with this system than we used to."

Aquavx provides the same simple alarm notification for loss of power and high-level events as the traditional autodialer, but many facilities have a need for added diagnostic information to reduce the number of site visits and increase time between equipment failures. "Operations personnel are continually challenged to prevent overflows, maintain pump cycling efficiency, prolong the life of pumps, limit and report access -- all as economically as possible," said Jason Weinberger, Vice President of Strategy & Business Development. "Aquavx provides them a tool to cut costs, man-hours, increase the amount of predictability in their operations and reduce the likelihood of fines for non-compliance and spills."

Aquavx deploys intelligent hardware products connected to lift stations, pumps, wells and tanks. The hardware monitors the equipment and reports data at regular intervals, typically every other hour, as well as whenever an alarm-event occurs and a regular "heartbeat" check-in to make sure the unit is communicating properly. The hardware then communicates via cellular network to a tier-1 data center, where the data is processed. Alarm recipients are notified based on user-defined rules via voice, text or email. Users may then generate reports, maps and charts to analyze their data and improve their operations.

About Aquavx
Aquavx is the advanced remote monitoring solution for water and wastewater utilities and operators. Offered at the cost of an auto-dialer, Aquavx is a SCADA alternative that enables customers to accurately monitor and control their equipment and streamline operations with increasingly fewer resources. Through a partnership between Antx and M2M Data Corporation, Aquavx is built on 35 years of combined experience in the water/wastewater industry and hosted communications and monitoring technology market. Unmatched in its service features and the added value it brings to customers, Aquavx is the trusted brand in water asset management services. For more information, visit www.aquavx.com.

About M2M Data Corporation
M2M Data Corporation has been leveraging Software as a Service (SaaS) to deliver remote asset management and monitoring solutions since 1999. Serving the oil and gas, water/wastewater, power generation, and heavy equipment industries, M2M's solutions take distributed asset monitoring and assessment to a new level of accuracy and timeliness. With a track record of transforming data into useful information that helps customers improve operational excellence, M2M is the trusted partner in enterprise asset management. For more information, visit www.m2mdatacorp.com.

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