RALEIGH, N.C. — Sensus announced that it will be conducting a trial of long-range radio technology for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Tokyo, Japan, according to a press release.

The trial will begin in the first quarter of 2015, and the purpose of the trial is to demonstrate the performance and connectivity of long-range radios working at 280MHz in dense urban areas of Tokyo, stated the release.

The release reported that the results of the trial will be shared with a variety of groups including utility companies, potential partners, commercial organizations, local government and regulators.

Sensus will be undertaking the trial in partnership with MIRAIT Technologies Corporation, noted the release.

“We look forward to demonstrating to Japanese companies in the electric, gas and water sectors why long-range radio is a reliable, flexible and cost-effective communication solution,” said Sensus Vice President of Marketing Randolph Wheatley.

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