Itron introduces Positive Outage and Restoration solution: DistribuTECH update

Tampa, FL, Feb. 10, 2006 — Itron Inc. announced the launch of its fixed network-based Positive Outage and Restoration functionality in conjunction with the DistribuTECH 2006 Conference.

Itron hopes their new Positive Outage and Restoration solution will provide utilities with the most reliable, precise and easily managed AMR/AMI-based outage detection and restoration notification system available in the industry. Itron demonstrated the new system at the DistribuTECH Conference. The system will be available commercially this summer.

With the new system deployed as an integral component of Itron’s Fixed Network 2.0 meter reading technology, outage and restoration alerts based on programmable parameters are transmitted immediately from CENTRON Solid-State R300 meters and processed by the network to quickly pinpoint the location and determine the extent of a power outage. That report can then be passed immediately to the utility’s outage management system (OMS) to expedite response and optimize dispatch of restoration resources.

Positive Outage and Restoration functionality through Itron’s Fixed Network is designed to provide distribution system operators with an additional source of timely, accurate, outage and restoration data at the individual customer level, enabling utilities to respond in a more timely manner.

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