Master Meter and Landis+Gyr Announce Agreement
August 29, 2011
Master Meter is implementing Gridstream communication technology within its standard Dialog® 3G water meter register to provide multi-service and water utilities with reliable mesh network advanced metering service. Utilities will be able to leverage the existing Gridstream AMI network for sending and receiving water meter information without adding additional infrastructure.
"Our technology partnership with Landis+Gyr represents a powerful choice for water and electric utilities seeking a unified AMI solution. Our proven measurement solutions coupled with the powerful Gridstream network will provide water utilities a new benchmark in functionality, and an exceptional customer service experience for their end users," said Jerry Potter, President of Master Meter.
In keeping with the fully integral design of Master Meter's standard Dialog® 3G register, the Gridstream protocol is available in both a wireless package for pit settings, and a wired configuration for placement in basements or commercial applications. The integrated solution provides alarms and alerts for leak detection, enforcing restrictions, time-of-use billing and more.
“This relationship presents another opportunity for our Gridstream customers to add a dependable advanced metering solution for water that offers benefits for the utility only a fixed network can provide,” said Jeff Carkhuff, Vice President of Product Management at Landis+Gyr.
Gridstream™ uses an efficient radio mesh network to communicate with electric, gas and water meters, in-premise devices and distribution automation equipment. The network provides secure, reliable two-way communication between intelligent devices across a utility’s service territory. Gridstream devices use the Smart Energy Profile standard to communicate with smart appliances and in-home units. Gridstream technology is currently being deployed to millions of residential and commercial sites across North America.
About Master Meter:
Master Meter, Inc. is a Texas-based primary manufacturer of precise measurement and advanced meter infrastructure solutions for the water utility industry designed to help utilities run more efficiently. Better serve customers, capture more revenue and proactively combat resource loss from leaks, theft and meter malfunction with our completely integrated measure/collect/manage solution. For over 30 years the Company has provided leadership in product innovation to the water works industry and established new benchmarks for peer performance.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.
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