Neptune Technology Group has announced that Hexagram Inc. has appointed Neptune as the exclusive distributor for the Hexagram Star ® wireless fixed network system for the water utility, water submetering and government markets in the US, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean.

The alliance combines Hexagram’s Star System with Neptune’s E-Coder™ solid state absolute encoder technology, providing the water industry’s first wireless fixed network AMR system featuring functionality beyond basic meter reading. The Star System can also be deployed in parallel with Neptune’s ARB® Utility Management Systems™, providing customers with another option to create a customized meter reading system.

Neptune is a provider of data collection systems under contract to read more than 46 million meters a month; Hexagram is a supplier of fixed network AMR systems to water, gas and electricity meters.