Kansas City Power and Light sponsors Telemetric wireless DNP communications products

Boise, Idaho, October 29, 2001 – Telemetric Corporation, a provider of wireless remote monitoring and control solutions, announced today that Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) is supporting development of Telemetric’s industry standard wireless DNP communications products.

KCP&L is providing technical and financial resources to assist Telemetric in development of two important DNP products that will greatly reduce costs and improve efficiencies for electric utilities. These solutions will integrate with various intelligent devices from the manufacturers such as controllers for capacitor banks, automated switches, voltage regulators, load tap changers and reclosers.

DNP-RTM( (Remote Telemetry Module) is a DNP 3.0 cellular communications module designed to offer low-cost communications for any DNP 3.0 compliant intelligent device such as controllers for capacitor banks, voltage regulators and reclosers. This new product offers wireless communication options for monitoring and controlling equipment in areas that do not have cost-effective communications.

DNP-Xchange( is a software service Telemetric provides to access Telemetric products through SCADA applications. DNP-Xchange provides a DNP 3.0 communication link between Telemetric’s Network Operation Center and SCADA systems. With DNP-Xchange, any device that is connected to a Telemetric product becomes a DNP node that can be monitored or controlled by SCADA applications.

Carl Goeckeler, KCP&L Lead Distribution Automation Engineer, has been instrumental in helping Telemetric bring the DNP products to market. Goeckeler is a recognized leader for his work in distribution automation projects, authoring several papers on capacitor automation and helping define capacitor automation products currently on the market today.

Bill Downey, president of KCP&L Delivery, said, “The Telemetric DNP communication solutions show economic and technical promise for KCP&L to lower its automation costs and expand communications to equipment not previously automated. KCP&L believes this wireless DNP communication option will open distribution automation options for capacitor banks, regulators, reclosers, switches, fault indicators and other applications for monitoring and control. This automation ultimately helps us improve our efficiency and power quality to our customers.”

Scott Harris, VP of Business Development for Telemetric states “We are very excited to be working with KCP&L on this project. KCP&L is a proactive utility working to improve automation, and with a diverse set of equipment, they are an excellent partner to provide expertise for our DNP solutions. Telemetric will be first in the industry providing a complete, widespread wireless DNP solution from a device in the field to a SCADA system”.

About Telemetric

Telemetric Corporation is a wireless telemetry company providing products and services that enable remote control and monitoring of equipment and machinery. The Telemetric MicroRTUTM and DNP-Remote Telemetry Module( monitor and control remote equipment using low-cost wireless communications via public cellular, non-voice technology. Telemetric is privately held with headquarters in Boise, Idaho. For more information, please visit www.telemetric.net, or e-mail to info@telemetric.net.

About Kansas City Power & Light

Great Plains Energy Incorporated is the holding company for three wholly owned subsidiaries: Kansas City Power & Light Company, a regulated provider of electricity in the Midwest; Great Plains Power Inc., a competitive generator for the wholesale market; and KLT Inc., an investment company focusing on energy related ventures nationwide that are unregulated with high growth potential. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, the Company’s web site is www.kcpl.com.


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