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Silver Spring Networks Joins eMeter Interoperability Program

Silver Spring Networks has joined eMeter's IntegratedMDM Program.

"The purpose of eMeter's IntegratedMDM 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 working relationship that eMeter has enjoyed with Silver Spring Networks. Under the program, each company independently agrees to cooperate in the integration of its Smart Grid 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 advanced metering technologies.

2) Independence of MDM and Metering Systems. Creating open, independent MDM that allows utilities to select from multiple offerings now and in the future.

3) Integration Planning. Ongoing development cooperation and release planning between eMeter and the AMI companies covering existing and future functionality.

Silver Spring Networks joins 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 meter data. eMeter's software is a multi-vendor AMI integration platform built on 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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