Itron Recognized for Internet of Things Innovation with 2019 IoT Breakthrough Award
Company’s Smart Gas Meter Named “Public Safety Solution of the Year”
The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City Technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from companies all over the world.
“Itron delivers a shining example of how traditional solutions and
products can be revolutionized through connected and intelligent
“We are honored to receive the IoT Breakthrough award for our recently
launched intelligent gas meter, which is designed to act as an edge
computing device to deliver high-resolution data to improve safety and
Itron’s Intelis gas meter is a compact ultrasonic device that transforms the standard one-way gas distribution network into an interactive two-way energy network that not only provides added insights into distribution and usage by consumers, but also enhances safety with integrated features such as high flow alarms, high temperature sensing and integrated remote temporary shut off.
The Intelis gas meter features embedded intelligence that can sense and stop excess flow automatically, increasing safety of utility personnel, consumers and communities. This allows for the detection and prevention of potentially dangerous conditions, such as shutting off flow due to an open fuel line or fire, potentially preventing an explosion. The meter also features an embedded air detection sensor, which alerts utilities of potential meter tampering or removal, improving safety, theft detection and revenue protection.
These enhanced safety and operational features help protect consumers and the utility workforce, while offering an intelligent platform for utilities to add value beyond basic meter automation both today and in the future.
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