New release of Kamstrup UtiliDriver® lifts interoperability and performance


Skanderborg, Denmark — (METERING.COM) — February 29, 2012 – Kamstrup has released the new version 2.6 of UtiliDriver® giving a substantial lift to interoperability and performance in the integration of smart meters, communication systems and meter data management systems from different vendors.

UtiliDriver is the heart of Kamstrup’s open and interoperable advanced metering infrastructure/smart grid system, managing the data communication between the smart meters and meter data management system (MDM).

UtiliDriver basically exposes all the smart meter functionality to other IT systems via web services while at the same time “hiding” the communication and smart meter complexity for other business systems or which smart meter types they are communicating with.

Features of Kamstrup UtiliDriver version 2.6 include:

  • RESTful Service Technology for Improved interoperability, based on the http protocol
  • Performance optimization via enhanced architecture, making it possible to parallelize more jobs and better utilize state-of-the-art multi-threaded, multi-core servers.
  • Support for high priority jobs, where all work-in-progress jobs will be paused allowing an on-demand high-priority job to execute and complete as fast as possible
  • Alarm server functionality is now part of the UtiliDriver® head-end, with instant push alarms from smart meters now received by a dedicated alarm server process for optimum performance.

“With the new features of version 2.6 and several performance and scalability improvements, we are sure that Kamstrup UtiliDriver is the right software platform for even the largest deployments,” commented UtiliDriver product manager Palle Toftegaard Jensen.