New two-way remote electric disconnect/reconnect solution

Ed Solar

Atlanta, GA, USA — (METERING.COM) — August 2, 2006 – Fixed network data communication systems and automation solutions provider Cellnet Technology has today announced a new remote electric meter disconnect/reconnect solution that incorporates its UtiliNet network radios for communication.

Developed with partner Carina Technology, the solution will be available in quarter four of 2006. Cellnet and Carina teamed to incorporate UtiliNet radio technology in the collar-based device, and Cellnet is expanding its host software capabilities to deliver a complete solution for its AMI and SCADA customers.

Cellnet UtiliNet radios are currently deployed in networks supporting distribution automation, SCADA, and AMI applications at over 200 utilities across the United States and Canada. The UtiliNet collar is designed to leverage this installed communications infrastructure while also supporting electromechanical and solid state electric meters at most residential premises.

Cellnet vice president sales and marketing Ed Solar remarked, "We are committed to aggressively expanding our range of products that deliver additional flexibility and value to our customers, and we are pleased to work with an innovative partner in Carina Technology to bring this product to market."