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Technical Overview of T2’s VN System:

Technical Overview of T2’s VN System Premium AMI System for Water Utilities

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How it works VN Endpoints for Water Meters Verizon Network Virtual Private Network G2 Server Azure Storage Utility Systems End-Consumer Access Software

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How it works VN Endpoints The innvo8-VN & M2-VN endpoints allow utilities to connect to virtually any new or existing water meter. The i nnov8-VN is an electronic r egister which provides unparalleled data resolution. The i8-VN can be attached to most residential through 2” meters and to some larger commercial sizes. The i8-VN has an embedded wireless module which provides the Verizon network connectivity. The M2-VN is a standalone modem which connects to most encoded, switch and pulse type registers. The M2-VN has an embedded wireless module which provides the Verizon network connectivity. In the field, the VN endpoints connect daily to a local Verizon network cell-tower on super off-peak hours and transmit current read, customer service flags and 5-minute interval consumption data. Two-way communications allow for firmware updates, data fills and re-configuration.

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How it works Verizon Wireless Network T2’s Virtual Network utilizes the existing Verizon wireless network for all communications. The Verizon network serves as a direct ISP and provides IP-to-the-Endpoint connectivity. No new infrastructure –towers, collectors, repeaters, etc. – is required. The utility does not own, maintain or upgrade the network - Verizon handles all network operations. VN Endpoint power output is automatically controlled by the local cell tower for optimum communications and battery life. Secure CDMA communications ensure data encryption, isolation and dependability for utility data.

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How it works Virtual Private Network (VPN) The communication between the Verizon network and the Microsoft Data Center is performed over a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The VPN is a transparent tunnel which ensures that customer data is never exposed to the public internet. The VPN between the Verizon network and the Microsoft network provides 128-bit AES data encryption for data security. The VPN along with a Verizon data portal also provides system measurement and diagnostics tools.

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How it works G2 Server G2 Server is a data communication server application which runs on the Microsoft Azure platform. G2 Server accepts, authenticates, verifies and parses data packets from all system VN Endpoints into the Azure storage. G2 Server also queues and processes automatic and utility-generated commands for data requests, re-configuration, diagnostics and bootload commands for VN endpoints. The G2 Server application is automatically scaleable for the system bandwidth requirements. This ensures the processing power needed as the system deployment grows. G2 Server also provides diagnostic flags/emails to utility personnel to identify issues and events.

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How it works Azure Storage The G2 Server parses all incoming data into secure Azure tables in Microsoft Data Centers. The G2 Server and Azure Storage serves as the meter data management system (MDMS) for the VN system. The Microsoft Data Centers are ultra-reliable, ultra-secure, commercial-grade data centers with internal data center failover and geo-synced failover to offer triple redundancy. Private account information (i.e. names, addresses, account numbers, etc.) is encrypted for high data security. Account consumption data (in 5-minute intervals) is continually appended in the long-term storage. This builds high-resolution information for customer service, engineering, planning, etc.

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How it works Utility Systems T2 provides the G2 Central Utility software for the primary utility interface. This software provides the billing interface, account list updates, reports and a command center for two-way communication to the VN endpoint population. The G2 Customer Service software is web-based interface for customer service agents. This software provides quick and simple access to account details, including current read, current flags and consumption history flags.

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How it works Sample G2 Central screen:

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How it works Software for End-Consumers T2 offers web-based account access for end-consumers. This software gives the utility end-consumers access to current reads, flags (such as leaks and high usage) and flexible graphs showing monthly water consumption. Current user access software is for Windows TM -based browsers. Future releases will include iOS TM (for Apple TM iPads / iPhones ) and Android devices. All End-Consumer data access will be read-only and routed through a secure link on the utility’s website.

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How it works Sample web-access screen:

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How it works An AMI system should be a behind-the-scene tool for fast, reliable, accurate and complete data collection. Building, operating or maintaining a wireless data network is not a strength of a water utility and should not demand it’s focus or resources. The water utility should focus on accurate water metering and immediate, high resolution data for any application such as billing, customer service, improvement programs, maintenance and engineering studies. T2’s Virtual Network lets a water utility focus on the right things.

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