NXCM Smart Gas & Water Meter

Oct. 26, 2023

2023 NED Innovation Award Winner

The Next Generation Cellular Module (NXCM) enables Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), a solution that upgrades legacy gas and water meters into smart meters without requiring expenditure on additional infrastructure. This module allows meters to be wirelessly connected through existing public cellular networks, enhancing monitoring, safety, and analytics capabilities.


The NXCM helps gather data from gas and water meters, improving operational efficiency, reducing costs, and providing accurate usage information. By retrofitting existing meters with the NXCM, users can leverage the benefits of smart meter technology without the need for significant custom infrastructure investments that would require additional installation and maintenance costs. It further reduces operational costs by streamlining the meter reading process and offering automatic readings through Honeywell's Connexo Meter Data Collection system, minimizing labor costs and potential errors.


Providing 24 hourly readings per day with built-in data redundancy, it alerts for tampering and theft prevention over a 20-year battery life in its default configuration, with customizable reading and transmission schedules—enabling faster and more accurate billing and reducing disputes over consumption data.


The NXCM is a flexible and scalable solution with secure data transmission using advanced authentication methods and AES-128 encryption that ensures compliance with metering and data management regulatory requirements. The module is designed for easy installation and seamless integration with most industrial gas and water meter forms on the market, ensuring a smooth transition to smart meter technology.

  • Compliant with FCC Rules-Part 15
  • Temperature range of -40 to 149°F (-40 to 65°C)
  • Meets IP67 Requirements for dust and water resistance
  • Reduces the need for installation and maintenance of the communications infrastructure
  • Directly connects to the Netsense network MDC
  • Quickly deploys in the field
  • Remote mounting options allow wall or pipe-mounting with up to 100 ft (30 m) of wire
  • Integral-mounted modules can be installed on all major gas meters
  • Programmed with the existing index reading at installation
  • Synched in real time, giving an accurate view of data