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# Tadiran Batteries and Hexagram Sign $18 Million Lithium Battery Contract for Automatic Meter Reading January 16, 2007 by Jeff Shepard Tadiran Batteries Ltd. has been awarded a five year,$18 million contract for the supply of lithium batteries from Hexagram, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) systems for water, gas and electric utilities.

Hexagram and Tadiran Batteries have a long relationship, with Hexagram’s first AMR units entering the 23rd year of operation with the original Tadiran Batteries.

AMR manufacturers around the world often choose Tadiran Batteries’ lithium cells, which the company claims have high capacities, very low self-discharge rates and wide operating temperature ranges. Tadiran claims that its products have proven to last over 20 years in the field without the need for replacing or recharging.

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