Partnership will market AMI over powerlines


Hometown Connections and Distribution Control Systems Inc. have formed a strategic partnership that will help members of the American Public Power Association (APPA) gather and transmit consumption data over electric power lines. APPA members will be able to purchase equipment, software and services from DCSI, taking advantage of national group benefits arranged by Hometown Connections.

Hometown Connections is the utility services subsidiary of APPA. DCSIí¯¿½s TWACSí¯¿½ (Two-Way Automatic Communication System) technology is a powerline communications system for utilities deploying automatic information technologies, with over 8 million two-way devices installed or under contract.

APPA members are eager to improve operational efficiency and offer strong customer support programmes by automating the management of electricity, water and gas meters. The TWACS system will deliver the next-generation metering solution customers have been asking for. /