PHOENIX – August 15, 2014 –Global Water Management, LLC (“FATHOM”) announced today that they have executed a 10‐year contract extension with American Water that will provide for the deployment of the latest release of FATHOM MDM to American Water with a license for up to 4 million meters and devices. FATHOM MDM is a cloud‐based, manufacturer‐agnostic, end‐to‐end integrated solution that turns meter reads into useful and actionable information. With FATHOM MDM, American Water will have the critical middleware necessary to combine the many different meter reading technologies, including manual reads, touchpad reads, automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI), with different metering infrastructure manufacturers employed in their systems nationwide into a single data stream.
John Bigelow, Senior Vice President of Business Services, American Water,stated, “When we initially implemented the FATHOM MDM platform, the primary goal was to find a way to efficiently manage and read the various metering infrastructure across our organization and facilitate bill generation. This updated version of FATHOM MDM will allow us to go even further, with field deployed tools that will give our operators better insights on the system, allowing them to more efficiently and effectively manage the systems as well as provide opportunities to provide real time data access to our customers.”
Trevor Hill, Chief Executive Officer of FATHOM, stated “Many utilities struggle with how to adopt advanced metering infrastructure (“AMI”) technology. FATHOM was designed to manage different reading frequencies within a utility and make that transition easier. With our standardization of meter reading practices across methodologies and manufacturers, FATHOM provides a unique opportunity for the incremental adoption of AMI across our fragmented market. This stepwise adoption and integration empowers the utility to embrace the power of technology in a risk‐free way.”
“The FATHOM vision is built on the belief that an open standard for technology is essential for our sector,” continued Mr. Hill. “Not only will it increase the opportunities for innovation, ultimately saving utilities money, this standardization will enable utilities of all sizes to deploy and utilize these advanced technologies. With this agreement, American Water is showing their support for this standardization through the adoption of the FATHOM data model and the FATHOM platform for the metering operations. We are excited to have American Water as a partner on our journey to providing the benefits of technology to all water utilities and their customers.”
Developed by a water and wastewater utility, FATHOM is an integrated suite of advanced technologies proven to increase revenue, decrease costs and bring heightened efficiencies to water utilities. Our proven, rapidly deployable, highly scalable, cloud‐based, Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are changing the way utilities acquire, analyze and use data to optimize operations and improve customer service. Through our integrated, geospatial platforms – FATHOM CIS, FATHOM U2You with FATHOM Mobile, FATHOM MDM and FATHOM AMS – utilities and their customers have the information they need and want at their fingertips. With over 3.75 million meters on FATHOM, there is strength in numbers.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.
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