April 8, 2010 – Sierra Wireless today announced that the AirPrime(TM) WMP100 intelligent embedded modules has been selected by EDMI to integrate into its advanced electronic energy meter to service the growing global smart meter market. Initial volume shipments will occur this month in the United Kingdom, with additional meter deployments in markets in Europe, New Zealand and Asia following later in 2010.
The Mk7C, a Class 1 single phase electronic meter, integrates a 100amp relay which allows disconnection and reconnection of electrical services remotely. EDMI’s collaboration with Sierra Wireless began in 2004, when EDMI selected Wavecom modules for large GPRS smart meter deployments throughout the UK, followed by several major deployments of smart metering solutions in Europe, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. Sierra Wireless acquired Wavecom in 2009 and incorporated Wavecom modules into the Sierra Wireless AirPrime product line.
"Our collaboration with EDMI ensures their customers receive high-functioning, high-quality wirelessly enabled meters that are integral for mission critical communications," said Jin Pak, Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales, Sierra Wireless. "We are pleased to build upon our existing relationship with EDMI to provide a complete metering solution that services the needs of their customer base."