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Another World's First - Accurate Billing for Hot and Cold Water

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SOURCE BaseN Corporation

HELSINKI, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

BaseN, an international platform provider dedicated to Big Data infrastructure monitoring and management, enables the billing process for accurate water consumption. The BaseN Platform automatically creates billing data separately for hot and cold water, based on the collected and analyzed real-time water usage. This is a first-in-the-world solution, implementable also for heating energy, easily scaling to millions of households.

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This water billing process was first implemented in Adjutantti, a forerunner low-energy A-class residential building with 42 apartments located near Helsinki. BaseN provides a complete monitoring and control system for apartment-specific water, heating and electricity consumption. Additionally, the building's solar energy production and energy-generating elevator is managed. The housing company utilizes BaseN data for direct and accurate monthly billing of hot and cold water usage per tenant.

Apart from the reports that are provided to the housing company, each household can track their water consumption in real-time in their dedicated online portals. This makes water billing fair and transparent, promoting trust and democracy.

This new process can be easily implemented on a global scale, making accurate billing a new standard. Since the billing for water is done only once per year in various countries, the actual bill never represents a precise charge for the water consumption, but rather an approximation.

The portal also shows water consumption goals and forecasts for the coming/remaining month. Another advantage of exact water consumption monitoring is the easy detection and localization of water leaks. The BaseN system revealed so far three leaking toilets in the Adjutantti building - two of them during the last stages of construction of the building and one in an inhabited apartment.

About BaseN

BaseN is an international platform provider, headquartered in Finland and operating around the globe, dedicated to large scale infrastructure monitoring and management. Founded in 2001, BaseN has developed a comprehensive suite of network data collection and reporting services which are in use by Enterprises, Operators and Energy Companies around the world.

BaseN's industrial-strength Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) suite sets the standard for the measurement, monitoring, storage, analysis, display and reporting of information in public and private infrastructures. The BaseN Platform, powered by advanced grid computing technologies, provides customers of all sizes with an extraordinarily reliable and cost-effective operating environment capable of handling enormous amounts of data in real-time. The BaseN Platform is the most scalable, resilient and reliable architecture on the market. http://www.basen.net

For further information, please contact:

Jukka Paananen, Vice President - Sales, BaseN Corporation
jukka.paananen(at)basen.net, tel. +358-50-387-0793

Corina Maiwald, Marketing Officer, BaseN Corporation
corina.maiwald(at)basen.net, tel. +358-45-639-0034

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