Atlanta, GA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — October 8, 2007 – Following the announcement in July 2007 that Cellnet and Hunt Technologies would combine their business operations, the two companies have now united as Cellnet+Hunt and are able to offer a broad range of advanced metering and infrastructure communications systems to electric, gas and water utilities. The new company has a staff of 700 and over 20 million advanced metering endpoints installed or under contract for more than 500 utilities worldwide.
Cellnet+Hunt chief executive officer David Slump said: “Hunt and Cellnet are market leaders with highly complementary technologies, customers, and cultures and this combination unlocks value for utility customers. As one team, Cellnet+Hunt will set the market standard for customer service while delivering integrated systems tailored to our customers’ unique operating and financial requirements.”
Puget Sound Energy chief information officer Darren Brady said: “Together Cellnet and Hunt offer a superior value proposition for utilities seeking to enhance customer service and improve system reliability through advanced metering and energy efficiency programs. As a current customer of both companies, we look forward to the benefits of the broadest range of integrated AMI system capabilities and services from a single vendor partner.”
Cellnet+Hunt is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its worldwide center of excellence for cooperative utility systems is located in Pequot Lakes, MN.