PLANO, Texas, Sept. 26, 2002 — Datamatic recently announced the formation of Datamatic Energy Systems (DES), a business unit focused on providing utility data management solutions to the electric and natural gas utility market.
Recent wins generated increased demand for resources focused on integration of electronic hand held meter reading (EMR) and advanced automatic meter reading (AMR) technologies in the energy sector.
Datamatic Energy Systems Business Development Director, Mike Caranfa said, “While the FIREFLY Automatic Meter Reading System has been the headline-grabber for Datamatic during the last few years, we have also had a large increase in the number of customers using our latest generation RouteSTAR MVP® route management and ROADRUNNER X7 hand held system. Our products coupled with a policy of not discontinuing support of older products has proven to be a winning combination.
“We have seen a large jump in the number of energy utilities purchasing our integrated EMR and AMR solutions justifying the launch of a dedicated division. We have a very specific charter to focus on the unique needs of the energy sector and those areas where we can provide the greatest value. We are also forging new strategic partnerships integrating our technologies into more comprehensive solutions. We want to constantly expand our offering.”