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Gridstream Meter Data Management System Enhanced

Landis+Gyr has announced the availability of Gridstream Meter Data Management System (MDMS) 3.3, which features enhancements that streamline utility processes, improve efficiency and extend the benefits of advanced metering data.

Gridstream MDMS automates the movement of data between utility systems and advanced metering head end systems. In version 3.3, Landis+Gyr further extends the automation functionality that allows utilities to establish business rules governing common processes, all while keeping detailed audit records that ensure compliance with utility business policies.

The new version also includes embedded Cognos software from IBM. The combination of refined Gridstream MDMS data and this industry leading business intelligence reporting solution enhances the ability of utility personnel to assemble and easily interact with relevant operational information.  Utilities benefit from this ability to analyze data and provide fact-based recommendations using the most up to date information.

In addition, Landis+Gyr recently validated the real-world scalability of Gridstream MDMS by completing a performance benchmark test. Testing was based on a realistic meter-to-cash scenario that included full validation, estimation and editing (VEE) processing, in addition to generating estimated reads for a simulated read gap of 10 percent of the 1.4 billion total reads.  The test was conducted on an Oracle Exadata X3-2 Half-Rack Machine with 30 million meters and recorded sustained processing of more than 427 million meter reads per hour, while only using 50 percent of CPU capacity.

 

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