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Itron has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Industrial Products and Services category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards.

The award recognises Itron’s nomination, “Public Safety Innovation – Methane Gas Detectors.”

The solution provider has been was awarded in the Industrial Products & Services category for its battery-powered natural gas detectors, which was developed through a collaborative effort between Itron, New Cosmos USA and Con Edison as part of Itron’s developer programme.

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The judges lauded the useful, innovative detectors and their plug and play functionality. Con Edison has deployed 9,000 battery-powered natural gas detectors as a part of an initial pilot and plans to deploy them across their service territory.

The natural gas detectors operate seamlessly on the utility’s existing industrial IoT network from Itron, which includes 3.8 million electric meters and 1.3 million gas modules. This allows Con Edison to detect natural gas leaks and quickly alert its emergency crews to improve safety for everyone in the communities they serve.

Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron, said: “With these detectors, Con Edison has effectively transformed its gas leak detection process from a manual, often customer-reported detection process to an automated solution, demonstrating how Industrial Internet of Things solutions can transform existing processes to deliver greater safety, innovation and resourcefulness.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious Stevie award, which recognises our dedication to developing breakthrough solutions that enable utilities and cities to ensure public safety and improve operations.”

Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said: “Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organisations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity and bottom-line results This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion.”

Learn more about the Stevie Awards.