Brown Deer-based Badger Meter Inc., a manufacturer of water meters and other flow instrumentation products, has acquired U.K.-based water monitoring solutions company Syrinix for about $18.1 million.

Syrinix, located in Norwich, Norfolk, is developing a smart pipeline monitoring technology for water-consuming businesses.

Founded in 2010, Syrinix specializes in high-frequency pressure monitoring and leak detection within water distribution and collection networks. Its remote network monitoring equipment and cloud-based software platform deliver data, customized alerts and insights that help customers with real-time asset monitoring to reduce water loss and improve asset life.

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