World’s first 900MHz module using the ZigBee PRO feature set launched

[img:Zigbit_0.jpg| ]Rosemont, IL, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 20, 2008 – MeshNetics, a provider of ZigBee modules and embedded software for OEMs and system integrators, has launched the ZigBit 900 – the world’s first RF module for sub-1 GHz band that uses the ZigBee PRO feature set. The new IEEE 802.15.4-2006 module is designed to operate in the ISM bands 915 MHz in the US and 868 MHz in Europe.

Agreement makes IP-based wired and wireless connectivity available

[img:Rob%20Brennan%20pic.thumbnail.JPG|Rob Brennan,
President & CEO,
]Almonte, ON, Canada and Rueil-Malmaison, France --- (METERING.COM) --- June 20, 2008 – Triacta Power Technologies Inc. has signed a distribution and OEM agreement with Schneider Electric, whereby Schneider Electric will distribute Triacta’s current product line of smart metering hardware and web-based software under the Schneider Electric™ and Square D™ brands. Schneider Electric will also embed Triacta meters into their electrical panel product lines. Schneider Electric is one of the world’s largest suppliers of electrical panels, with a market presence in over 190 countries.

Arizona Public Service, Iberdrola, and North Delhi Power win Edison Awards

[img:Kuhn.jpg|Thomas R. Kuhn,
]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 19, 2008 – In recognition of innovative leadership and operational excellence in the electric industry, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has named Arizona Public Service, Iberdrola, S.A., and North Delhi Power Limited as winners of the Edison Award, the industry’s highest honor. Arizona Public Service (APS) is this year’s domestic winner, while Iberdrola and North Delhi Power both received the international award.

Smart metering solution launched

[img:Alcatel_0.jpg| ]Paris, France --- (METERING.COM) --- June 19, 2008 – Telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent has announced a new smart metering solution aimed at the utility market, which will enable utilities to give customers detailed information about their personal energy consumption, educating them on efficient electricity use and thereby reducing their environmental footprint.

District heating solution for Finnish utility

[img:Finland.thumbnail.gif| ]Tampere, Finland --- (METERING.COM) --- June 18, 2008 – Tampere City Electricity Works, a public utility owned by the City of Tampere, has contracted with Landis+Gyr for the supply of an upgraded automatic metering management (AMM) system to one of the largest district heat projects in Finland. This will be the first comprehensive solution for district heating in Finland and represents approximately five percent of all heat metering in the country.

U.K. water customers want reliable supply at reasonable cost

[img:watertap_0.png| ]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 18, 2008 - Water customers in the U.K. want an efficient, safe, reliable supply of water at a reasonable cost now and in the future, and all else regarding water services is of markedly less importance.

This is the key finding from a review of customer priorities on water and sewerage services that was conducted for the Water Industry Stakeholder Steering Group.

Smart power meter that manages energy consumption

[img:FRAM_0.jpg| ]Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A. and Grimsby, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 18, 2008 – Ramtron International Corporation, a developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has announced that UK-based Energy Optimizers Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of ZigBee and Bluetooth smart energy saving devices, has designed Ramtron’s FM25L512 512-kilobit (Kb) serial F-RAM memory device into its series of Plogg® wireless energy management plugs. F-RAM’s NoDelay™ writes, virtually unlimited endurance, and low power provide fast and frequent data logging and storage for this smart power meter that measures, monitors, and controls energy consumption at the point of use – the appliance.

Collaboration provides a cost effective solution for AMM markets

[img:didier_dutronc_0.jpg|Didier Dutronc,
Wavecom Asia-
Pacific, Ltd.
]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.

Device converts standard meter into virtual smart meter

[img:smart-log_0.jpg| ]Harlow, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 17, 2008 –  Radio-Tech, a company specialising in wireless telemetry, has introduced an automatic meter reading device for mobile applications, capable of converting a pulse-enabled water meter into a virtual smart meter. SMART Log provides utilities with a cost-effective way of improving both customer service and operational efficiency while protecting existing investment in metering and billing infrastructure.  

Estimated bills mean consumers pay more for energy

[img:Ann%20Robinson.thumbnail.jpg|Ann Robinson,
Director of Consumer
]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 13, 2008 – Research recently conducted for uSwitch, an independent price comparison and switching service in the U.K., reveals that consumers believe energy suppliers are the worst culprits when it comes to sending out inaccurate bills.

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