Itron Inc. is releasing a new product for the smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) area, called Itron Total. The new product, according to Itron, brings together metering, communications, data management, analysis and professional services, and packages them together.
The multi-commodity offering is available across electric, gas and water solutions in North America.
With Itron TOTAL, Itron’s team manages aspects of a utility’s data collection system and operations, offloading the burden of day-to-day management tasks and freeing utility staff to focus on gaining more benefits and capabilities from their systems.
The offering’s predictable cost model allows utilities to deploy advanced technology and services at their own pace, whether they are looking for surgical deployments or a complete system upgrade. Utilities receive access to Itron’s products and services, and can use Itron’s security and advanced monitoring capabilities.
With the bundled managed services offering, the utility owns the hardware and Itron manages all network communications, system operations, data delivery, data collection and reporting, basic meter data management and network management. Utilities can add additional functionality such as analytics, field installation and maintenance options, distribution automation, consumer engagement and other AMI functionality.