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CrescoNet acquires Smart Earth Technologies

  • CrescoNet acquires Smart Earth Technologies
    Smart Earth Technologies (SET) Founder and CTO David Duncan (left) and incoming SET CEO John Stafford complete the CrescoNet acquisition of Smart Earth Technologies.
  •  Acquisition enables rapid expansion of solutions benefitting water utilities

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Integrating multi-application public and private M2M networks for utilities.


CrescoNet today announced the acquisition of water utility solutions provider Smart Earth Technologies (SET).  Water utilities will now have greater resources to help reach their non-revenue water goals, lower bottom line costs, raise customer service, and increase revenue reliability.  This is the next step in CrescoNet’s evolution to rapidly advance product solutions, partnerships, acquisitions, and utility client relationships worldwide.

John Stafford, president for CrescoNet North America and chief executive officer for Smart Earth Technologies commented, “as utilities consider the sunset-stage of earlier generation, proprietary AMR/AMI systems, our cloud and LTE/5G-based solutions provide a refreshing, infrastructure-free approach to network migration, best-of-class software integration, new use cases, recurring operating savings, and customer satisfaction.”

SET has delivered LTE/5G-based AMI solutions and software to more than 100 water utilities and selected AMI OEMs worldwide.  The CrescoNet acquisition provides a catalyst for SET to significantly increase its growth trajectory through the infusion of both working capital and utility industry talent.

SET products include fully integrated, battery-operated, cellular endpoint transceivers and valves, installation tools, LTE network infrastructure, and award-winning cloud software for head-end, Meter Data Management (MDM), and Customer Information Systems (CIS).  Under the CrescoNet umbrella water utilities gain greater simplicity of integration and resiliency through turnkey meter-to cash solutions and new options for migration strategies compatible with any installed base or new water meters.

SET founder and chief technology officer David Duncan commented, “we have been searching for a strategic partner to take our success to the next level, and found it in CrescoNet.  I am excited about executing the SET product roadmap and delighting utility clients worldwide in the years ahead.”

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