Korea-based NURI Telecom said it plans to introduce to the U.S. market an automatic meter reading system based on the ZigBee wireless LAN standard. The company said that in addition to eliminating the need to manually read meters, the solution also would provide utilities with the opportunity to develop new revenue-producing opportunities such as home security, anti-fire systems and home appliance control. Other capabilities include electricity overload control, gas leakage detection and power-cutoff notification.

The system, which will be marketed under the brand name AIMIR, is integrated with Ember Corp.’s ZigBee-ready semiconductors and networking software to create a bi-directional wireless network that links meters with the utility’s corporate office, NURI Telecom said.