Partnership announcement from Eka Systems and Landis+Gyr


Germantown, MD, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — 13 August, 2008 – Smart grid solutions provider, Eka Systems and Landis+Gyr have announced a partnership to integrate the Landis+Gyr FOCUS™ meter with the EkaNet™ Smart Network AMI solution.  This partnership allows the companies to deploy "a true mesh, fully supported Smart Network Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution" the companies said in a press release this week.

"With a focus on customer satisfaction, we are committed to providing an advanced AMI solution in terms of capability, technology and affordability,” said Steve Schamber, director product management – Landis+Gyr. “By uniting our metering expertise with Eka Systems’ technology, we are providing utilities like the City of San Marcos with smart AMI metering solutions that cover all their residential needs.”

The FOCUS metering products provide a reliable, quality, solid state meter platform that easily adapt to various AMI technologies.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Landis+Gyr. Combining their FOCUS residential meters with our scalable EkaNet AMI infrastructure capabilities will deliver a new level of performance for utilities seeking smart energy solutions,” said Chris Irwin, director of products at Eka Systems. “Both our companies are driven by strong customer need to prepare for the future and this agreement is in line with our strategy to offer a broad variety of flexible, Smart Network, Smart Grid™ solutions to utilities and the end users.”

EkaNet Smart Networks provide true, scalable mesh networking of meters and other Smart Grid devices.