Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and Singapore, Asia — (METERING.COM) — June 17, 2008 – Wavecom SA, a provider of industrial wireless technology, has announced a collaboration with EDMI Limited, a manufacturer of AMI systems, for launching advanced metering infrastructure to markets in Australia and New Zealand.
AMI provides solutions that reduce both labor and the high maintenance costs of metering by efficiently managing meters remotely. At the same time it helps with load and energy management. The partnership between EDMI and Wavecom will offer utilities a complete, cost-effective solution for the AMI market in Oceania.
EDMI Ltd., headquartered in Singapore, has chosen Wavecom’s Wireless CPU® to use in its advanced MK10 and MK 7 electronic energy meters to provide a wireless AMM solution for a leading utility in New Zealand. The first phase will involve rolling out 55,000 EDMI meters with Wavecom-based wireless technology.
“There is a growing demand for AMM systems and we have chosen to partner with Wavecom, who offers us a competitive and reliable wireless solution to be integrated to our product,” said Jimmy Chin, Executive Director of EDMI.. “The reason we are working with Wavecom is not only for their expertise in wireless but also the high reliability of their product which gives us confidence when doing massive roll-outs.”
Didier Dutronc, President, Wavecom Asia-Pacific, Ltd., said: “EDMI has been working with Wavecom for a long time and we are delighted to have won this business in New Zealand. Combining Wavecom’s advanced wireless technology with EDMI’s leading meter management; we have a field-proven solution that has been rolled out in many countries.”