Raleigh, NC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 2, 2009 – Sensus has announced that it has acquired the assets and business of smart grid cellular communication solution provider Telemetric Corporation.
With over ten years of experience in distribution automation technology, Telemetric has an established track record of providing utilities with intelligent, innovative, reliable and secure end-to-end solutions for distribution automation systems utilizing commercial cellular networks the PowerVista™ web-based software application.
Coupled with Sensus’ activities in demand response and home automation, this acquisition gives Sensus a significant and established presence in the distribution automation portion of the utility landscape. Through the integration of Sensus’ FlexNet smart grid communication technology, Telemetric extends Sensus’ reach and solutions to all parts of the smart grid.
“I am very pleased to complete the acquisition of Telemetric, which was a significant strategic objective for Sensus. Integration of Telemetric’s assets and engineering capability into Sensus brings a key solution set that electric utilities want from their smart grid applications, distribution automation and asset management solutions,” said Peter Mainz, CEO and president of Sensus.
Telemetric offers a complete line of intelligent communication solutions specific to electric distribution system monitoring and control, including applications like capacitor control, voltage regulation, medium and low voltage sensors, reclosers, remote substations and other distribution assets. Telemetric enabled equipment can be monitored and controlled through distribution SCADA or DMS systems using PowerVista’s optional SCADA-Xchange™ module.
“Telemetric is very happy to be joining Sensus. We believe that this combination will offer customers an unprecedented range of distribution automation and asset management solutions,” said Tom Loutzenheiser, CEO of Telemetric.
Telemetric will become part of Sensus’ Conservation Solutions business unit, which provides AMI and smart grid solutions to electric, water and gas utilities.