LACROIX Sofrel Launches New Leak Detection System for Water Networks at AMERICANA 2011

Ubifrance Press USA - 16-févr.-2011 22:31:17
As the French leader in the telemetry market, the company LACROIX Sofrel will be attending the AMERICANA environmental technology trade show to present its solutions towards the improvement of water network efficiency. In addition to its offer in telemetry Remote Terminal Units (SOFREL S500), LACROIX Sofrel recently launched a new range of District Metering Area management products: SOFREL LS. Intended for deployment in a water network’s metering manholes, SOFREL LS Remote Terminal Units include a number of innovations. The company’s presence at the French Pavilion will provide an opportunity for water supply system operators and possibly distributors to discover a new product range well suited to their needs. LACROIX Sofrel will be exhibiting at AMERICANA 2011 at booth 1111. Crucial tools for leakage detection and in network monitoring, the SOFREL LS range was developed to meet specific installation constraints existing in metering manholes. Besides searching for anomalies through recording metering and flow data, it allows remote metering, both for network water meters and those of “heavy-use” customers. Easy to install and easy to use, this range of district metering units offers multiple benefits: o   A lithium-battery power supply, giving it up to 10 years’ operating autonomy. Consequently, this kind of equipment is ideal for deployment in sites that have no power supply. o   A GSM/GPRS communication mode via SMS, using a highly efficient built-in antenna specifically designed for underground installation inside a manhole. o   Guaranteed water-tightness (IP 68) using a secure locking design and military-grade connections, thus ensuring operation even when immersed. o   A Bluetooth communication interface and an operation diagnosis via LEDs to facilitate installation and product commissioning. This can help bypass any would-be accessibility problems within the water metering manholes. o   The possibility for users to access the SIM card and the battery to facilitate commissioning and replacements. This avoids having to send the equipment back to the manufacturer. As a genuine GSM/GPRS data logger, SOFREL LS permanently monitors and records data from water meters, flow meters or pressure sensors. The verification of average night-time flows makes it possible to improve the output and to quickly detect any possible leaks along the network. This range joins the SOFREL S500 range of modular and upgradable telemetry Remote Terminal Units, which ensured LACROIX Sofrel’s success as a provider of innovative solutions well adapted to the requirements of water network operators. About LACROIX Sofrel: LACROIX Sofrel is an electronics company specialized in the design and manufacture of remote-monitoring and remote-management products for water networks (drinking water and wastewater). On the strength of over 35 years’ experience, LACROIX Sofrel has equipped over 150,000 sites in France and abroad. A LACROIX Group (2,300 people, 230 million EUR turnover) subsidiary, it guarantees the stability of a lasting, industrial and international company. For more information, please contact: LACROIX SOFREL Roland Crambert Marketing and Communication Manager Tel: +33 2 99 04 89 00 E-mail: Web: or  

Keopsys Brings New Lasers for 3-D Scanning and Telemetry to Photonics West this Month

Ubifrance Press USA - 06-janv.-2011 00:50:55
  KEOPSYS BRINGS NEW OPTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR COMMUNICATIONS TO PHOTONICS WEST THIS MONTH Please click the thumbnails below to open high-resolution images. Photo 1: Benchtop laser