Actaris announced today it has signed an agreement with Itron, authorizing Actaris to be a distributor of Itron Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology for North American market. Up until recently, Actaris did not have a solution for the North American market in the water industry for automated meter reading (AMR). “AMR is extremely important for all sectors of the utility industry,” said Chuck Strawn, Vice President and General Manager for Actaris Liquid Measurement. “Itron is a great partner and we are excited to be working with the leader of AMR technology. With this partnership, we will have a greater presence in North America.” Using Itron’s AMR endpoints on Actaris water meters, Chuck Strawn said the data capabilities of AMR combined with the high accuracy and robustness of the Actaris water meter will move utilities to a new level of efficiency. “This partnership certifies that Itron products are compatible with Actaris solutions and we are very happy to be working together in the water industry,” said Russ Vanos, Vice President for water and public power sales for Itron. “We are delighted to help Actaris deliver even more value to their customers through advanced AMR and metering technology.” About Itron: Itron is a leading technology provider and critical source of knowledge to the global energy and water industries. Nearly 3,000 utilities worldwide rely on Itron's award-winning technology to provide the knowledge they require to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water. Itron creates value for its clients by providing industry-leading solutions for electricity metering; meter data collection; energy information management; demand response; load forecasting, analysis and consulting services; distribution system design and optimization; web-based workforce automation; and enterprise and residential energy management.