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Aeris Network Powers RACO Remote Monitoring System
- Aeris Provides Integrated Communications Backbone for Monitoring Solution -

San Jose, Calif., September 8, 2008 — Aeris® Communications, the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and telematics marketplace across North America, today announced its partnership with RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co. RACO, a provider of high-quality, reliable remote communications systems for monitoring, alarm notification and data logging applications for water utilities, will utilize the Aeris network for its® alarm detection and notification system.

Aeris’s wireless network has been designed to ensure consistent performance throughout North America with its extensive coverage footprint to provide multiple carrier options for reliable connectivity. Aeris powers the integrated communications backbone behind solutions providers like RACO, providing the ability to control and manage remote monitoring systems, thereby saving utilities significant time and money.

RACO’s is a cost-effective, easy-to-set-up service that allows field, plant and other personnel to collect, access and easily view data from their monitored equipment 24-hours a day, from any Internet-connected PC or other Web-enabled device, via a secure central Web site. provides timesaving functionality, relevant data reports and security features. Detailed analysis and charting is provided as is the ability to view and download a variety of reports on alarms, maintenance data, pump station flows, operating efficiencies and other types of events/activities.

“Aeris’s extensive coverage, excellent customer service, professionalism and solid track record made partnering an easy decision,” said James Brown, vice president of sales and marketing at RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Company. “Aeris helps us provide our customers with the best-in-its-class solution they have come to expect from RACO.”

“Aeris provides the ‘out-of-the-box’ experience, dramatically reducing installation complexity and costs,” said Mark Cratsenburg, vice president of sales for Aeris. “Our extensive network coverage coupled with RACO’s comprehensive solutions offering, delivers the vital services and notifications in real-time and ensures the highest quality of service for RACO’s customers.”

About RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Company

For over 50 years and with more than 30,000 installation locations, RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co. of Emeryville, Calif. has provided municipalities, industry and government with a wide variety of high quality, reliable remote communications systems and RTUs for data logging, alarm autodialing, remote monitoring, reporting and control. For more information, contact RACO at 1400 62nd St., Emeryville, CA 94608; Ph: 800-722-6999; Fax: 510-658-3153; e-mail:; or visit

About Aeris Communications, Inc.

Aeris® Communications, Inc. is the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Telematics marketplace across North America. Aeris has assembled and seamlessly integrated top tier carrier partner networks through AerFrame™ to provide customers with simplified, unified, reliable, and customized network services for M2M and Telematics applications. Since 1992, Aeris has provided superior reliability, higher quality coverage, lower latency, and unsurpassed customer support and managed services. For information on how Aeris can help you rapidly scale your M2M solution while also lowering your total cost of ownership, visit or call 1-888-GO-AERIS.

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