At the first-ever virtual Annual Meeting of the DLMS User Association, held last week, the members approved changes that will set DLMS up for the future.
The creation of a new class of membership – ‘Promoter Class’ – encourages companies who are keen to take an active role in the development of the DLMS/COSEM Standard for the new world of IoT to join the board.
This new membership class enables members to play a strategic role in the future direction of the DLMS UA, as they can vote on all corporate matters and have a continuous seat on the Board.
This is an exciting step forward for the User Association, as we look to see how our proven technology, currently rolled out to over 100 million smart meters worldwide, can be developed to provide a secure and interoperable standard for an increasing array of metering and IoT technologies across Energy and Water.
Initially, the Association will be focusing on the key areas of Mobility, Industrial and Consumer Appliances, and Public Lighting – all areas where a standardised approach could deliver significant benefits for industry participants.
Sergio Lazzarotto, Executive Director of DLMS UA, said: “These are hugely exciting times for the DLMS/COSEM standard. Whilst we are currently considered a hugely trusted and reliable standard approach for electricity and gas metering, there are several other markets that are seeking a way of standardising the myriad of technologies coming into the new world of IoT, Smart Homes and Smart Cities and in particular related to energy Demand Side Flexibility.
The DLMS User Association can play a significant role in helping businesses to link with interoperable and secure smart devices across any communication pathway, and we welcome these new Promoter Members to the organisation – and look forward to working with them to bring the DLMS standard to the next level across energy and water.”
DLMS – The smart link between consumption and supply. The secure protocol for interoperable smart devices across all communication pathways.
DLMS User Association promotes and develops the use of the DLMS/COSEM standard – guaranteeing interoperabilty and security for smart devices. With over 300 global members ranging from Utilities to technology and meter manufacturers, as well as Consultancies and System Integrators, the User Association has just started a new period of development of the Standard, to support standardisation across other smart technologies.