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Itron Joins eMeter's Interoperability Program

Itron has joined eMeter's IntegratedMDM Program. The purpose of the program is to foster closer cooperation and interoperability between eMeter’s EnergyIP, the leading independent Meter Data Management (MDM) System, and leading AMI technologies,” said Larsh Johnson, eMeter CTO.

“With the capabilities of AMI systems evolving so rapidly, this program is designed to provide utilities with assurance that if they select a participating AMI technology, the technology will operate with the EnergyIP MDMS now and in the future. Utilities selecting AMI solutions can be fully confident that our products will work well together and meet or exceed performance requirements. “

This program formalizes the long-term working relationship that eMeter has enjoyed with Itron. Under the program, each of the AMI companies independently agreed to cooperate in the integration of their AMI technology with the EnergyIP software. The eMeter IntegratedMDM program consists of the following elements:

  1. Interoperability. Enabling eMeter’s MDM to interoperate with the participating AMI technologies.

  2. Independence of MDM and AMI Systems. Creating open, independent MDM that allows utilities to select from the participant’s offerings now and in the future.

  3. Integration Planning. On-going development cooperation and release planning between eMeter and the AMI companies covering existing and future functionality.

Itron joins Iskrameco, Silverspring Networks, Current Technologies, EDMI, Eka Systems, Elster, Landis+Gyr, Sensus and Trilliant as the newest member of the IntegratedMDM program. eMeter developed EnergyIP specifically to support the installation, operation, and management of AMI systems and the data they generate. eMeter’s software is the leading multi-vendor AMI integration platform built upon an open Service Oriented Architecture incorporating real-time messaging technology. EnergyIP supports a wide range of growing Smart Grid functions, ranging from interval metering to Home Area Networks (HANs).

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