ORION Cellular Endpoint

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ORION® Cellular Endpoint for Cellular Meter Reading from Metering and Technology Solutions

The ORION® Cellular Endpoint is an innovative, two-way water endpoint that utilizes existing cellular infrastructure to efficiently and securely deliver cellular meter reading data to the utility. The Cellular Endpoint is a member of the time-tested ORION family of products from Badger Meter, designed for maximum flexibility. Since 2002, the ORION product family has provided comprehensive Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) for interval meter reading and data capture using both one-way and two-way communications.

The multi-purpose endpoint for cellular meter reading can be installed in outdoor, indoor and pit uses. The endpoint battery assembly and electronics are entirely enclosed in epoxy and is available with the connector assembly for easy installation. ORION Cellular Endpoints broadcast their fixed network reading data through the secure existing cellular network within the service area. The endpoint broadcasts its unique serial number, current meter reading and applicable status indicators. Each message is encrypted to meet AES 256 encryption standards. When attached to a Badger Meter high resolution encoder, the ORION Cellular Endpoint cellular meter reading is compatible with all current Badger Meter Recordall® Disc, Turbo Series, Compound Series, Combo Series and Fire Service meters and assemblies, and with E-Series Ultrasonic and M-Series Electromagnetic Flow meters.

ORION Cellular Endpoint Features

  • Uses secure, commercial cellular networks, eliminating costly infrastructure, gateway installation and ongoing maintenance
  • No need for infrastructure means a rapid deployment to virtually any service
  • Predetermined hourly data delivered to our BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) software suite and smart phone/tablet applications results in more efficient utility operation and increased customer service
  • Stores 120 days of hourly data for system redundancy and for capture via two-way communication
  • Field proven ORION endpoint technology for cellular meter reading


  • Rural utilities
  • Municipal utilities
  • Indoor installations
  • Outdoor installations
  • Pit Applications


Temperature Range:   -40…140 °F

Dimensions:   125 in. (H) 1.75 in. (W) at top 2.125 in. (W) at bottom

Broadcast Network:   CDMA cellular network

Humidity:   0% …100% condensing

Battery:   One (1) lithium thionyl chloride C cell (non-replaceable)

The ORION Cellular Endpoint is available for use with Badger Meter high-resolution encoders along with the following Badger Meter three-wire encoder registers that have been manufactured by 2000 or later, have a three-wired connection and are programmed into the AMR/AMI three-wire output mode: Hersey® Translator; Master Meter® Octave® Ultrasonic meter encoder output; Elster InVISION and ScanCoder® encoders and evoQ4 meter (encoder output); Metron-Farnier Hawkeye; Neptune® ProRead, E-Coder® and ARB-V®; Mueller Systems 420 Solid State Register (SSR) LCD; and Sensus® Electronic Register encoder (ECR) and ICE.

Additional Resources:

Case Studies:

Pittsylvania County Service Authority, VA Case Study

EJ Water Cooperative BEACON Case Study

Product Data Sheets:

ORION Water Endpoints Cellular Endpoints Product Data Sheet

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Metering and Technology Solutions is your provider of cellular meter reading for Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.


Related Products:


Disc Water Meters

E-Series Ultrasonic Meters

Turbo Water Meters

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