August 29, 2010

Israel's water meter drone goes abroad

Arad Metering Technologies of Israel has developed a battery-operated aerial drone-meter to monitor "how much water has been consumed, how much water was lost, and even where tampering may have taken place," reports Fast Company.

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Arad has realized that water loss is a significant issue beyond arid nations like Israel; it plagues even water-abundant countries. So it has focused on the biggest ones. Its largest cluster of clients is in the United Sates, and its next four biggest markets are now Brazil, China, India, and Russia--a quartet of emerging powers that suggests the size of both the problem and Arad's ambition.
Read the full Fast Company article.

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