Company strengthens drive to seamless connectivity of the Active Grid
with upgraded "Promoter" level membership
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services
company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, is now a
Promoter Member of the Wi-SUN Alliance to further advance utility
network interoperability. With this move, Itron is enhancing its already
significant commitment to support and promote the Wi-SUN Alliance in its
mission to "advance seamless connectivity by promoting IEEE 802.15.4g
standard based interoperability for global and regional markets."
The Wi-SUN Alliance provides a forum for global collaboration to achieve
smart city and smart utility communications network interoperability by
creating industry-agreed standards and a robust testing and
certification program. It also provides marketing resources and
collateral to increase awareness of its mission.
"Utilities and municipalities are demanding interoperability between
devices so they can seamlessly connect and share their networks to
enable the Active Grid and smart city applications. As a Promoter member
of the Wi-SUN Alliance, we are committed to delivering that outcome,"
said Simon Pontin, Itron's chief technology officer. "With this new
membership level, we are increasing our commitment to network
communications interoperability by devoting additional resources toward
the development and evolution of the Wi-SUN standards and the promotion
of the Wi-SUN Alliance."
Itron's OpenWay Riva™ adaptive communications technology received Wi-SUN
PHY certification in 2015, validating its interoperability with devices
using the IEEE802.15.4g wireless standard. Adaptive communications
technology delivers high-performance communications with assured
connectivity using one unified network and communication solution that
includes radio frequency and power line carrier (PLC). Itron's OpenWay
Riva PLC communication is designed for compliance with the Netricity™
standard, which was recently incorporated into the Wi-SUN Alliance's
portfolio of standards, ensuring the evolution of highly interoperable
Wi-SUN RF mesh and PLC field area networks.
Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to
the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive
solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement devices and control technology; communications systems;
software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of
employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries,
Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water
resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.
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Sharelynn Moore, 509-891-3524
President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs
Source: Itron, Inc.
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