Smart Meters

News and insights into latest developments in meter technology, utility deployment plans and the use of advanced metering infrastructure to improve customer service and demand response strategies. The focus will also include trends in wireless or fixed communications such as power line carrier (PLC) or wireless ad hoc networks over Wi-Fi, wireless mesh networks, low power long range wireless (LORA), ZigBee (low power, low data rate wireless), and Wi-SUN (Smart Utility Networks).

Integrated advanced metering solutions announced

MaingatePequot Lakes, MN and Lafayette, IN, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 25, 2006 – Hunt Technologies, a developer of AMI solutions, and Landis+Gyr Inc., a provider of meters and metering systems, have announced the commercial availability of the StatSignal FOCUS and StatSignal S4e endpoints. These endpoints provide integrated advanced metering solutions for both residential and polyphase deployments, compatible with the Hunt StatSignal two-way RF Mesh AMI System.

Hydro One signs order for 1.3 million AMI-enabled meters

Smart MeterToronto, ON, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- October 24, 2006 – Canadian utility Hydro One Networks and Hydro One Brampton has signed an order for the supply of 1.3 million AMI-enabled meters in support of the Hydro One smart meter initiative in Ontario. The suppliers are Ozz Corporation, a Canadian energy technology and infrastructure services company, and Trilliant Networks Inc., provider of Plug ’n Play Energy Network™ Solutions to utilities for advanced metering and demand response.

IET innovation award winner for control, instrumentation and robotics

FlownetixLondon, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 23, 2006 – Flownetix, a manufacturer of a range of ultrasonic instrumentation, has won a global award for innovation in the control, instrumentation and robotics category at the IET’s annual Innovation in Engineering Awards for its low cost, low power, non-moving-part consumer water meter.

New Zealand utility adopts smart metering solution

Meridian Christchurch, New Zealand --- (METERING.COM) --- October 23, 2006 – Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest electricity generator which uses only renewable resources to supply over 200,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers, will deploy Cellnet’s UtiliNet® mesh radio technology with Arc Innovations’ Esmart™ smart metering device.

Trade Lead: California, USA – Supply of Electricity Meters

Company: City of Anaheim
Country: USA
Product/Service: Supply of Electricity Meters
Type: Tender
Closing Date: 1 November 2006
Reference: TRAD007


Trade Lead: Italy, Europe – Supply of Electricity Meters ; Closing...

Company: ENEL SPA
Country: Italy
Product/Service: Supply of Electricity Meters
Type: Tender
Closing Date: 14 October 2007
Reference: TRAD006


Trade Lead: Belgium, Europe – Supply of Electricity Meters ; Closing...

Company: Gaselwest, IMEA, IMEWO, Intergem, Iveka, Iverlek
Country: Belgium
Product/Service: Supply of Electricity Meters
Type: Tender
Closing Date: 14 October 2007
Reference: TRAD005


Ariel in Israel becomes a “˜smart city

Nortel wirelessAriel, Israel --- (METERING.COM) --- October 20, 2006 – The city of Ariel in Israel is trialing a municipal wireless mesh network system to deliver high-speed broadband wireless access and advanced wireless services to residents and municipal employees, as part of its ‘smart city’ program.

Two new families of single-chip energy meter ICs

Analog Logo2Norwood, MA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 19, 2006 – Analog Devices Inc., provider of high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, is introducing two families of single-chip energy meter ICs that combine intelligent battery management and the company’s signal processing technology to address the need of the world’s electricity markets for feature-rich, reliable meters.

Endesa introduces mobile computers for meter reading

Endesa LogoMadrid, Spain --- (METERING.COM) --- October 19, 2006 – Endesa, Spain’s largest utility, has chosen MC9000 mobile computers from Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company™, to help its field services team read customers’ meters. The solution has been rolled out to 55 per cent of workers as part of Endesa’s wider ALMA (application of readings for improving activity) project. The 650 MC9000 mobile computers were supplied by Telvent Interactive, along with a six year maintenance service agreement.

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