A new partnership has been established between Itron and Eka Systems to augment Itron’s ERT-based Data Collection Suite with Eka’s mobile wireless technology.
The enhanced solution will provide utilities with remote demand reset and time-of-use (TOU) capability with a mobile AMR system. Under the agreement, Itron can provide utilities with Eka Systems’ two-way mobile technology to remotely read and reset demand on Itron CENTRON® solid state electricity meters and gather data utilising Itron’s meter reading software platforms.
The agreement enables utilities to use the combination of Itron and Eka mobile technologies to retrieve metering data from residential, commercial and industrial meters without changing their existing route structure. Eka Systems has reliable, Internet-enabled wireless device networking technology for monitoring, control and integration of the utility and energy infrastructure.