Sensus has unveiled SmartPoint GM transceivers for two-way communication with natural gas utility meters.

The new SmartPoint GM transceivers enable system-wide data collection and monitoring for improved customer service and operational efficiency.

The SmartPoint GM transceiver allows utilities to migrate from walk-by/drive-by reading capabilities to a fixed-base system when connected with the Sensus FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure communications network.

SmartPoint GM transceivers can be easily installed on existing residential, commercial or industrial meters.

Migration between the communication platforms is supported by a simple, over-the-air reconfiguration of the SmartPoint GM transceiver.

Sensus gas operations vice president Joe McCormick said the new transceivers enable gas utilities to gather data that helps them better serve their customers by understanding usage patterns and improve operational efficiencies such as reducing truck rolls and optimizing human resources.