Itron to demonstrate dynamic app delivery for smart devices using
Bsquare DataV at DistribuTECH in San Diego
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. & BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company
dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, and Bsquare
(NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading supplier of Internet of Things (IoT) software
and integration services, are advancing distributed intelligence by
providing a secure OpenWay Riva App Community for edge devices,
including meters, sensors and other devices. Itron will use Bsquare's DataV™
IoT software stack to enable easy app downloads and management for
Riva™ network devices. Itron will demonstrate this capability at
DistribuTECH in San Diego, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in booth #2613.
Itron's OpenWay Riva solution provides distributed intelligence and
computing power in meters and grid devices, enabling real-time analysis
of data and peer-to-peer communication among intelligent devices at the
edge of the network. Bsquare DataV provides a software distribution
layer embedded within the OpenWay Riva network that allows utilities to
dynamically and securely download apps to targeted populations of
meters, easily enabling new functionality and capabilities.
The ability for utilities to securely distribute apps to meters and grid
devices can add a wide range of functionality over time, thereby adding
value to fixed capital assets. Examples of applications that can be
dynamically added to devices include advanced theft detection, high
impedance detection, load disaggregation, locational awareness, active
demand response and many others. In addition, third party developers can
also provide their applications to the OpenWay Riva App Community.
Bsquare DataV provides Itron's app community with the ability to
efficiently manage and monitor the status of millions of remote devices.
"Itron's OpenWay Riva solution puts intelligence into devices across a
utility's service territory and provides dynamic and powerful new
methods of improving grid reliability, reducing operating costs and
enhancing revenue opportunities," said Mark de Vere White, president of
Itron's Electricity business line. "With the interest from third
parties, including utilities, we expect hundreds of apps available over
time. These app community capabilities make it easier for our customers
to access apps and deliver and manage them over the OpenWay Riva
network. It's just like having a highly secure smart phone and app store
available for every OpenWay Riva device."
"This is an excellent example of the innovative ways in which IoT
technology can be applied to diverse business problems," said Dave
Wagstaff, Bsquare CTO. "For DataV, the ability to securely and reliably
manage the distribution of software apps to tens of millions of
meters—and do it in such a way that core revenue generating functions
cannot be impaired—was a snap. As important, DataV is able to deliver
these capabilities even over networks that are extremely constrained
from a bandwidth perspective."
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.
Itron® and OpenWay® are registered trademarks of
Itron, Inc. All third party trademarks are property of their respective
owners and any usage herein does not suggest or imply any relationship
between Itron and the third party unless expressly stated.
For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract
business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them
intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to
optimize business processes. Bsquare DataV software solutions can be
deployed by a wide variety of enterprises to create business-focused
Internet of Things (IoT) systems that more effectively monitor device
data, automate processes, predict events and produce better business
outcomes. Bsquare goes a step further by coupling its purpose-built
DataV software with comprehensive analytic and engineering services that
can help organizations of all types make IoT a business reality. For
more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
BSQUARE, the BSQUARE Logo and DataV are trademarks of BSQUARE
Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other names and brands
herein may be trademarks of others.
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President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs
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Vice President, Marketing
Leslie Johnson, +1 510-748-8200
Source: Itron, Inc.
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