WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – July 2, 2012 – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, and Visenti Pte LTD, a Singapore-based company that supports the water sector with technology for monitoring water networks, today announced a new partnership at Singapore International Water Week. Xylem and Visenti will form a joint partnership to develop the smart optimization of water networks by utilizing energy-efficient technology and smart sensing platforms. These technologies will reduce energy consumption, maximize water quality and ensure optimal network conditions around Singapore’s water infrastructure.
The partnership will combine Xylem’s unique offering of industry-leading water transport and water-sensing products with Visenti’s WaterWiSe end-to-end real time monitoring solution. The result will be real-time data and analysis from the water distribution network that can be used to improve energy efficiency significantly, detect system inefficiencies and drive more informed decision making by the network operator.
“Xylem and Visenti are committed to developing innovative solutions that will allow the operators to improve the health and efficiency of their distribution network, and I’m pleased to be announcing our partnership at Singapore International Water Week,” said Gretchen McClain, president and CEO of Xylem. “Together we will implement cutting-edge system solutions to reduce energy consumption and water loss, and improve the quality of the water throughout the distribution network.”
An exciting aspect to the project will be the collaboration between Visenti and Xylem, a global leader in water-sensing technology, to develop improved in-network sensing platforms to monitor parameters such as flow, pressure and water quality together with Xylem’s energy-efficient equipment for water distribution.
“Our partnership with Xylem will allow us to develop a secure, smart and energy-efficient system for end-users in Singapore,” said Ami Preis, co-founder of Visenti. “We’re proud to be involved in a partnership that can truly demonstrate a profound effect on Singapore’s resource efficiency and position Singapore as a model country addressing water issues head-on.”
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com.
Visenti Pte Ltd, is a Singapore based spin-off from MIT focused on supporting utility companies in monitoring their infrastructure and optimizing their operations. Visenti delivers WaterWiSe, an integrated decision support platform that enables utility companies to monitor their infrastructure in real-time and optimize operational efficiency. WaterWiSe combines patent-protected software analytics with intelligent data acquisition and transmission units that can reduce energy and water wastage in real-time without compromising water quality and hydraulic standards.
The core technical team of Visenti bring tens of years of experience in hydraulic optimization, software systems and embedded sensing that is complemented by operations and execution expertise, and an expert advisory board from MIT. For more information, please visit at www.visenti.com.
Michelle Loh, Edelman
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