Liberty Lake, Wash. and Atlanta, June 14, 2011 — Itron Inc. and Landis+Gyr announced they intend to integrate each company’s smart grid communication technology into the other company’s advanced meter.
By integrating Landis+Gyr communications technology into the Itron Centron II meter and Itron communications into the Landis+Gyr Focus AX-SD meter, this expands the choices utilities have in deploying metering systems.
The two companies are developing integrated communications, providing compatibility with Landis+Gyr Gridstream and Itron OpenWay systems. One project involves Landis+Gyr building a Gridstream RF communications module for Itron’s Centron II meter, which provides the same robust meter functionality available on the Itron OpenWay platform. Landis+Gyr and Itron expect to announce general product availability before the end of this year.
The other project involves Itron integrating its OpenWay communications module into the Landis+Gyr Focus AX-SD meter, delivering on the promise of an open and interoperable solution, while also providing utilities with a second meter source for the OpenWay architecture. The OpenWay-enabled Focus meter is scheduled for commercial release in the third quarter of this year.