Boulder, CO, December 20, 2000—Inovonics Wireless Corporation today announced that one of their largest distribution partners, Viterra Energy Services, has just purchased their 100,000th Inovonics transmitter. Viterra, the largest submetering service provider in the world, has installed Inovonics' TapWatch™ wireless submetering system since 1998. Viterra Energy Service's unique Istameter and Domaqua water meters are used in conjunction with TapWatch.

"Viterra has been a major contributor in Inovonics' success in the wireless submetering market because of the significant amount of TapWatch products they've utilized," stated Andy Drenick, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Inovonics Wireless Corporation.

TapWatch wireless submetering equipment is designed specifically for the multi-family environment. This fully automated system allows daily meter reads, so that moves, adds, and changes can be made without visiting the site. TapWatch, based on 900 MHz wireless technology, is used by major REITS such as Mid-America, Summit Properties and many others. It has been installed in over 300,000 apartments nationwide.

Viterra Energy Services, a business unit of E.ON founded in 1907, pioneered the first successful submetering system. Viterra Energy Services provides utility management services for U.S. development and management companies, top-ranked real estate investment trusts, (REITs) and Europe's largest property management companies.

Boulder, Colorado-based Inovonics Wireless Corporation pioneered the use of 900MHz products in the security industry and is a leading developer and manufacturer of wireless submetering, voice, and signal/control communications products.