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Itron and Silver Spring Networks Announce Partnership

Itron Inc. and Silver Spring Networks have agreed to integrate Itron’s OpenWay Advanced Metering platform with Silver Spring’s IP-based Smart Energy Networking solution. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies have addressed the technical, functional, and solution delivery issues required to deliver a complete, fully supported Advanced Metering and Meter Data Management Solution with end-to-end IP connectivity.

“Consistent with the open, standards-based architecture of OpenWay, the integration with Silver Spring Networks provides our customers with an option for large-scale deployment of full IP communications that still leverages the benefits of the OpenWay advanced metering system,” said Philip Mezey, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Itron North America.

Itron’s OpenWay advanced meters combine open standards with advanced functionality, including ANSI C12.22-based standards compliance, interval data collection, time-of-use metering, load limiting remote disconnect, outage and meter temper detection, remote firmware updates, as well as Zigbee-based home area network connectivity. Silver Spring’s Smart Energy Networking provides complete high-bandwidth IP-networking to meters and other smart grid devices, such as distribution automation, demand response, and distributed generation.

Product integration is underway, with commercial shipments expected in late 2008

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