The deal follows a similar win last month in which Arad secured another tender worth 27 million shekel ($7.7 million) from Mey-Na, which serves the cities of Nazareth Illit, Migdal Haemek and Afula in the north of Israel.
Ein Netafim is the water and sewage company of the city of Eilat supplying 47,000 residents. Under the terms of the tender, Arad will carry out a pilot project in which some 2,000 Octave ultrasonic water meters will be installed in the southern city. In the second stage, Arad will install a complete automatic meter reading (AMR) system, which will include an additional 20,000 AMR meters.
All of Ein Netafim’s meters will be connected to a new meter data management (MDM) system. Ein Netafim will manage and control all of its metering networks by using Arad’s CityMind water MDM system, which is based on Arad’s innovative AMR system Dialog 3G, and provides a varied collection of reports and statistical analyses. The system offers real-time location-specific alerts on breaches, leaks and suspected theft, and interfaces seamlessly with automated software systems.
“Ein Netafim is joining other Israeli water utilities which choose Arad’s advanced water measurement solutions to improve their water management abilities and control,” said Regev Yanay, Arad Ltd’s, VP marketing. “Arad was preferred over two other bidders based on its quality, price and products range illustrating the company’s leading position in the local market.”