FlexNet Communication Network


smart-systems-cities-icon-2-400x341.pngHow can data make utilities smarter?

Working with smart meters and sensors, the FlexNet® communication network securely transmits and receives customer usage data at over two times the power of competitive systems. You can use that data to proactively manage your electric, water and gas systems. The Sensus two-way network lets you collect, deliver, manage and analyze data more frequently…making YOU and YOUR customer smarter at every point.

FlexNet communication network:

Over 20M endpoints deployed. 900+ AMI customers supported.


Reliable data

The FlexNet communication network securely and reliably transmits consumption data on the industry’s only private, storm-hardened network. Our private network means you’ll never have transmission interference or have to share frequencies. Your data is always a priority and is transmitted securely and reliably over spectrum that is protected by federal law.


Technology you can trust.

Designed for 100% coverage, even during major storm events. Delivers two times the redundancy compared to the competition.


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It is increasingly important to have the ability to process data faster and in time for insights to matter. FlexNet technology transmits at over two-times the power of competitive systems who operate in crowded, unpredictable, unlicensed spectrum environments. Our point-to-multipoint network provides a direct connection, eliminating hops. A hop means that the network has to repeat a transmission to get to the intended target.

Why hop when you can transmit data faster using FlexNet technology?

Every hop is a stop. Two hops decreases data throughput by 50%.
Three hops decreases data throughput by 67%.


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Faster transmission and analysis of data helps you remotely manage your water, electric or gas service and gives you the visibility and control necessary to proactively manage your network. Our FlexNet technology lets you remotely update/upgrade services, conduct on-demand readings, identify non-revenue water, restore power and more. FlexNet communication network sends alerts to you when an event occurs―making you smarter at every point.



The FlexNet communication network is fully IPv6 compatible. Demand response, distribution automation, lighting and new applications can easily be incorporated into your existing operations over the FlexNet communication network. Our network scales to meet your current and future communication needs.

Technology that takes you from today to tomorrow.

Mesh systems have to deploy more than 10 times the amount of infrastructure compared to Sensus’ FlexNet communication network.


Solve Real Problems


Water applications

  • Identify non-revenue water
  • Conduct on-demand meter reads
  • Turn service on/off remotely
  • Remotely manage and control applications in near real-time
  • Get smart alarms

Electric applications

  • Restore power faster
  • Reduce system demand
  • Improve public safety
  • Get smart alarms
  • Manage grid assets
  • Conserve energy
  • Reduce maintenance costs

Gas applications

  • Turn off gas remotely
  • Monitor and control pressure from anywhere
  • Ensure accuracy and reliability
  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Automate collection of data