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Sensus and Telemetric Announce an Alliance to Integrate FlexNet and Telemetric Communications

Sensus and Telemetric Corp. have announced an alliance to integrate the Sensus FlexNet RF technology into Telemetric intelligent communications devices and PowerVista software to provide solutions for electric utility Smart Grid applications. The Telemetric devices with FlexNet SmartPoint radios will support communication with distribution assets and use all of the PowerVista features, including interfacing to utility SCADA systems. The alliance will provide Sensus customers with compatibility to a broad solution set for Smart Grid applications and protocols including proven interfaces to most major providers of distribution equipment.

The alliance of Telemetric and Sensus provides a seamlessly orchestrated system of the Sensus secure, two-way IP based communication system based on industry standards and the Telemetric distribution automation solutions.

Telemetric has over 10 years of experience in distribution automation technology, providing innovative end-to-end solutions utilizing commercial cellular networks and PowerVista, a powerful web-based software application. Telemetric offers a complete line of intelligent communication solutions specific to electric distribution system monitoring and control, including applications like capacitor control, voltage regulation, medium and low-voltage sensors, reclosers, remote substations and other distribution assets. Telemetric enabled equipment can be monitored and controlled through distribution SCADA or DMS systems using PowerVista's optional SCADA-Xchange module.

Sensus offers experience linking energy information requirements and metering capabilities, creating a metering gateway system of end-to-end data management using the FlexNet Smart Grid solution. Sensus' FlexNet is the industry's only solution for utilities that demand unmatched customer service and pinpoint-accurate reads. Only FlexNet delivers standards based Primary-Use licensing by the FCC, which guarantees an uncluttered, crystal clear path for transmissions.

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