Luton, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 19, 2011 - The next generation Emeris Route Manager software (ERM2) together with a new hand-held reader, Emeris 9900 has been introduced by Elster as the latest innovation in its AMR/AMI product portfolio.

The Emeris Route Manager is the latest version of route management software for mobile automated meter reading (AMR) specifically developed for water utilities. Based on a shared platform with the Elster AMR solutions offered in North America and already used by many utilities there, ERM2 incorporates many new valuable features that allow water utilities to manage their meter reading processes more efficiently.

With its rugged design, integrated AMR radio card and advanced meter reading features, the Emeris 9900 integrates technologies such as GPS, GPRS, web services, ultra-low powered radio and barcode reading. This delivers a highly advanced hand-held device for the market.

“Information technologies are evolving rapidly and our customers are insisting that we incorporate the latest technologies in our AMR products,” said Omar Valdez-de-Leon, AMR/AMI global product manager for Elster’s water business unit. “The sophisticated features of Elster’s AMR offerings deliver a highly advanced and future ready meter reading solution developed for the water industry.”