CellNet and Landis & Gyr Enter Joint Agreement
CellNet Data Systems Inc. and Landis & Gyr Inc. have agreed to a joint project whereby Landis & Gyr will incorporate CellNet`s data communications technology into its recently released Altimus electricity metering system. Landis & Gyr will integrate its Altimus system with CellNet`s wireless data communications network to meet the expanding metering needs of utilities in deregulated markets.
Rick Stetler, Landis & Gyr`s marketing director, said, “With the increased challenges electricity deregulation brings to utilities, cost-effective metering solutions become an essential component for success. The integration of our new modular metering system with CellNet`s data communications technology provides our customers with a flexible and low-cost solution that will enable them to more efficiently meet the needs of energy consumers. We`re looking forward to including CellNet network ready meters in our existing and future product lines.”
Jim Jennings, CellNet`s marketing vice president, said, “The combination of the two technologies creates a winning solution for the utility market as a whole, helping utilities to cut operating and maintenance costs and provide more sophisticated services to customers through advanced metering. This agreement further advances Landis & Gyr`s position as a leader in energy management solutions.”