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VixNet Africa has launched a new way for estates to keep tabs on its residents’ and common property water usage. Connecting to current manual water meters, VixNet’s Water Meter Interface Unit (named Manzi), electronically reads water usage, on up to two water meters, and sends the information back to a central server every 24 hours, allowing for accurate, up-to-date billing and consumption reports. According to VixNet’s Clinton Lemmer, Manzi reads water consumption on meters fitted with pulse outputs, such as magnetic reed switches. The Manzi counts the pulses, which are then converted by the back-end software into cubic metres for billing purposes. The device is powered by a replaceable