SAN MATEO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- eMeter Corporation, a provider of meter data management (MDM) enterprise software to electric, gas, and water utilities, announced today the launch of its IntegratedMDM Program with market-leading Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) companies Cellnet+Hunt, CURRENT Technologies, Eka Systems, Elster Group, Sensus Metering, and Trilliant Inc.
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ — eMeter Corporation, a provider of meter data management (MDM) enterprise software to electric, gas, and water utilities, announced today the launch of its IntegratedMDM Program with market-leading Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) companies Cellnet+Hunt, CURRENT Technologies, Eka Systems, Elster Group, Sensus Metering, and Trilliant Inc.
"The purpose of eMeter's IntegratedMDM Program is to enable tighter cooperation and future interoperability between a leading independent MDM and multiple AMI technologies," said Larsh Johnson, eMeter CTO. "With the capabilities of AMI systems evolving so rapidly, this program is designed to provide utilities with assurance that if they select a participating AMI technology, the technology will operate with the EnergyIP(TM) MDM now and in the future. Utilities selecting AMI solutions can be fully confident that our products will work well together and meet or exceed performance requirements."
The IntegratedMDM program formalizes the long-term working relationship that eMeter has enjoyed with all of these industry leaders. Under the program, each of the AMI companies independently agreed to cooperate in the integration of their AMI technology with the EnergyIP software.
"An independent MDM, one that is committed to remaining open to multiple AMI systems and ensures interoperability, is an important first step in AMI implementation," says Ed White, eMeter Board Member and former Founder and CEO of UTS. "eMeter has the same philosophy that I had when we developed MV-90 at UTS to support communications protocols for all meter manufacturers. This open system approach was the key for the utility industry to move forward with deployment of electronic meters for commercial and industrial customers."
The eMeter IntegratedMDM program was initiated to assure that eMeter and participating AMI technology companies will support utilities' choice of new and exciting AMI capabilities as they are developed. The program consists of the following elements:
1) Interoperability. The parties ensure that eMeter's MDM will interoperate with the participating AMI technologies. 2) Independence of MDM and AMI Systems. The parties recognize the advantage that an open, independent MDM offers utilities who can select from the participant's offerings now and in the future. 3) Integration Planning. The program includes ongoing development cooperation and release planning between eMeter and the AMI companies covering existing and future functionality.
"eMeter will be a true partner to provide an end to end Utility solution with its AMI technology partners," said Cree Edwards, Chairman and CEO of eMeter. "With all of the innovation taking place in the AMI markets, the AMI technology firms each acknowledge the advantage of integrating with an
independent MDM platform and the need to integrate future product plans in advance of release."
"We are very pleased to initiate this program with industry leading AMI solutions companies, and utilities selecting a joint solution will enjoy the benefits of our close collaboration and cooperation in integrating our products."
eMeter developed EnergyIP specifically to support the installation, operation, and management of AMI systems and the data they generate. eMeter's software is a multi-vendor AMI integration platform built upon an open Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) incorporating real-time messaging technology. Furthermore, EnergyIP enables support for a wide range of growing Smart Grid functions, ranging from interval metering to Home Area Networks (HANs).
With 20 million meters under contract, eMeter Corporation of San Mateo, California, provides software that enables electric, gas, and water utilities to realize the full benefits of their Advanced Metering and Smart Grid initiatives. EnergyIP(TM), eMeter's premier enterprise MDM software platform, offers a full suite of Meter Data Management functionality, an Integration Platform for linking a variety of AMI systems to multiple utility information systems, and Business Process Management Tools specializing in AMI implementation, operations, and maintenance. With offices located in the United States, Australia, and India, eMeter's experienced professional services team is available to plan, install, and configure the EnergyIP software, as well as provide strategic consulting services related to meter data management, advanced metering, and demand response. eMeter recently announced a strategic partnership for global distribution with Siemens Corporation. For more information, visit http://www.emeter.com.
AMI Solutions Companies
Cellnet+Hunt is the leading provider of advanced metering, energy efficiency, and infrastructure communication systems to electric, gas, and water utilities worldwide. The company's proven record of customer satisfaction and value creation is supported by over 20 million advanced metering endpoints deployed or under contract at more than 500 utilities worldwide. Cellnet+Hunt is part of the global Bayard Group of energy efficiency companies. For more information, visit http://www.cellnethunt.com.
About CURRENT Technologies
The CURRENT Smart Grid(TM) solution is being used by utilities around the world. For example, in the U.S., CURRENT and Oncor Electric Delivery Company have implemented a Smart Grid in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the 5th largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area. A Smart Grid is being deployed by Xcel Energy, (a major U.S. electric and natural gas company, serving customers in eight states with over 3 million electric customers) in its Smart Grid City project in Boulder, Colorado. CURRENT is also a participant in a European Union sponsored project led by Iberdrola, the world's 4th largest electric utility, to expand the use Smart Grid technology to benefit electric utilities and residents of the European Union.
CURRENT, a privately-held company based in Germantown, MD, was founded in 2000. Investors include EnerTech Capital, Google Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co., and Liberty Associated Partners (an investment partnership between Liberty Media Corporation and the Berkman family), among others. CURRENT has been recognized by many awards including the 2006 Platts' "Global Energy Commercial Technology of the Year" for its technology in relation to emissions reduction, practicality, reliability and overall commercial success, and Red Herring's 2006 "Top 100 North America."
About Eka Systems
Eka Systems was founded in 2000 with the objective of being the premier global provider of reliable, Internet-enabled wireless device networking technology for monitoring, control, and integration of the utility and energy infrastructure. To achieve this goal, we developed EkaNet(TM), an embedded wireless network technology platform that is capable of delivering value to and from virtually any network device.
Employing open standards, EkaNet is proven in installations around the world for large-scale utility metering, and multi-tenant submetering. Organizations that are using Eka Systems technology include utility companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and systems integrators. Regardless of their industries or locations, customers report that their adoption of Eka mesh network technology has delivered savings that add up to an ROI that can be measured in months rather than years. For more visit ekasystems.com.
About Elster Group
Elster Group is a world leader in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and integrated metering and utilization solutions to the gas, electricity and water industries. Elster's high quality AMI and AMR products, systems, and solutions reflect the wealth of knowledge and experience gained from over 170 years of dedication to measuring precious resources and energy. Elster provides world class solutions and advanced technologies to help utilities more easily, efficiently and reliably obtain and use advanced metering intelligence to improve customer service, enhance operational efficiency, and increase revenues. Elster's AMI solutions enable utilities to cost-effectively generate, deliver, manage and conserve the life-essential resources of gas, electricity and water. The group has over 7,500 staff and operations in 38 countries, focused in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
About Sensus Metering
The Sensus Metering Systems companies are leading world-class providers of water, gas, heat and electric meters including comprehensive metering communications system solutions that comprise both automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems. Additional linked businesses include Smith-Blair, Inc. a leading provider of pipe clamp & coupling products for the water, gas, and industrial markets; and Sensus Precision Die Casting a producer of complex, high quality die castings. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.sensus.com.
About Trilliant Inc.
Trilliant Incorporated is an industry-leading provider of wireless communications solutions that support smart grid applications such as advanced metering, demand response, and grid management. With more than 20 years of experience delivering standards-based solutions, the company is focused on enabling choice for utilities from meter, network, and IT infrastructures to full or hybrid outsource models involving metering services, submetering, AMI system management, and data management services. Trilliant has more than 100 utility customers including Duke Energy, E.ON US (Louisville Gas & Electric), Hydro One, Hydro Quebec, Milton Hydro, Northeast Utilities, OneOK, PowerStream, Public Service Electric & Gas, San Diego Gas & Electric, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd., and Union Gas. The company is privately owned. For more information about Trilliant, please visit http://www.trilliantinc.com.
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