MTE Meter Test Equipment and EMH Energie Messtechnik acquire meter test companies HEG Hamburger Elektronik Gesellschaft Ltd. and EDI Electronic Engineering Ltd.
Actaris acquires the former business interests of Schlumberger RMS, except for electricity and water meters in North America.
Viterra becomes a full service metering company, operating in 27 countries.
Energy metering system supplier Enermet Group and Nokia sign a co-operation agreement to develop a wireless communication system that reads energy metering data remotely over GSM networks and the Internet.
Bluetooth™ – a universal radio interface that allows electronic devices to communicate wirelessly via short-range ad-hoc radio connections – emerges as a viable technology for the utility industry.
Itron Inc. ships the 20 millionth ERT meter module.