Arnhem, The Netherlands — (METERING.COM) — August 16, 2011 – KEMA recently successfully performed the first IDIS smart meters conformance tests, following the July agreement between the two organizations to provide utilities and manufacturers with the testing facilities required to ensure interoperability for smart meters.
IDIS (Interoperable Device Interface Specifications industry association) is a non-profit organization located in Zug, Switzerland, “to maintain and promote publicly available technical interoperability specifications, based on open standards and supports their implementation in interoperable products“. The organization has developed a comprehensive conformance testing tool for smart meters, thereby providing a foundation for the development of interoperable products.
IDIS currently has three members, ISKRAEMECO, Itron and Landis+Gyr.
According to Dieter Brunner, president of the IDIS association, the tests are “a further significant step forward towards the availability of manufacturer independent, interoperable smart meters.”