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Itron Selected for Linky Smart Grid Program in France

Itron Selected for Linky Smart Grid Program in France

France’s electric utility to utilize Itron as main supplier for first phase of smart grid deployment. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it has been selected by ERDF (Électricité Réseau Distribution France), electricity distribution network operator in France and distribution subsidiary of the Electricité de France Group (EDF), for its Linky smart grid program. Itron will be a major supplier of Linky smart meters for the first phase of the program. The Linky project aims to improve the distribution of electricity in France [...]

Kapsch to Offer CDMA & LTE Wireless Networks to Utilities in Cooperation with Star Solutions in Europe

Kapsch to Offer CDMA & LTE Wireless Networks to Utilities in Cooperation with Star Solutions in Europe

Smart Metering and Smart Grid Control for Utilities. Kapsch CarrierCom has many years of experience in engineering, deploying, and operating telecommunications networks for railways and public operators. The company is now addressing a new customer segment, offering wireless networks to European energy suppliers based on its cooperation with the Canadian company Star Solutions. Star Solutions is one of the leading manufacturers of IP-based wireless networks. The CDMA and LTE technologies offered by Star Solutions are particularly well-suited [...]

Landis+Gyr and Ericsson join forces for smart meter reading in Finland

Landis+Gyr and Ericsson join forces for smart meter reading in Finland

Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions for utilities, has chosen Ericsson to provide smart meter reading and related field operations as a service for Landis+Gyr's utility customers in Finland. For Ericsson, this is a breakthrough deal in the Finnish energy sector that underlines the company's commitment to using ICT to meet the needs of the utilities industry. To date, Landis+Gyr has delivered more than one million smart meters to multiple Finnish energy companies - the equivalent of delivering a smart meter to [...]

Utilities – from risky business to smart, successful connectivity

Utilities – from risky business to smart, successful connectivity

Guest post by Angus Panton, Director of Power and Communications at software quality specialist, SQS Group Ltd. Utilities are driving much of the action in consumer M2M – but it’s a disruptive technology for suppliers and needs careful quality control. Players in the world of M2M communications are focusing on one of the fastest growing application sectors: energy and utilities. Consumer-based equipment such as smart meters and internet-controlled heating controls will be rolled out to possibly hundreds of millions of homes to help save [...]

Telefónica selected by CGI to support initial Smart Meter rollouts

Telefónica selected by CGI to support initial Smart Meter rollouts

Telefónica is joining CGI’s Smart Data Service, offering greater choice for connectivity provision to energy firms that are rolling out smart meters, during the Foundation Phase. To date over 600,000 smart meters have been deployed by the UK’s energy companies and CGI is supporting seven of the eight energy firms that have undertaken initial roll-outs. Under the terms of the agreement CGI will integrate Telefónica's communication network with its Smart Data Service meaning it will be able to offer its energy company customers [...]

Tele2 to Provide Vattenfall Group with Connectivity Solutions Across Europe

Tele2 to Provide Vattenfall Group with Connectivity Solutions Across Europe

Tele2 AB today announced that Tele2 M2M Global Solutions will provide connectivity solutions to the Vattenfall Group, all its subsidiaries and ultimately their customers’ applications across Europe. Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat. Their main products are electricity, heat and gas. The contract with Tele2 enables the Vattenfall Group to centralize all its M2M/IoT connectivity solutions through one Mobile Network Operator for the entire European market. Thereby achieving [...]

San José Implements Intel Technology for a Smarter City

San José Implements Intel Technology for a Smarter City

Joint Project Selected for White House SmartAmerica Challenge; Real-time Data and Local Engagement to Improve Quality of Life in Silicon Valley. Highlights: ++ The city of San José and Intel are working together to further the city’s “Green Vision” initiative with the use of Intel technology. ++ The pilot program in San José is Intel’s first smart city implementation in the United States and is intended to improve air and water quality, reduce noise pollution, and increase transportation efficiency. ++ The collaboration is being [...]

Lyse Chooses Telenor Connexion For Smart Electricity Meters

Lyse Chooses Telenor Connexion For Smart Electricity Meters

Lyse Elnett is the first larger network provider to widely install smart electricity meters in Norwegian homes. This rollout marks the starting point which will allow more services available for smart homes. Lyse has selected Telenor Connexion to be the mobile communications provider for the solution, which will be installed in 140,000 households. According to a decision by the AMS (Advanced Metering System) of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, all customers in Norway will have access to a smart electricity meter by [...]

Silicon Labs Eases Smart Meter Design with Wireless M-Bus Software

Silicon Labs Eases Smart Meter Design with Wireless M-Bus Software

Best-in-Class Wireless Protocol Stack Licensed from Steinbeis Design Center Enhances Metering System Scalability and Interoperability. Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced a comprehensive software solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water and heat resources based on the proven Wireless M-Bus standard. Silicon Labs’ Wireless M-Bus software complements the company’s industry-leading microcontroller (MCU) and [...]

Homerider Systems/Veolia Deploys New Environmental Data Collection System Based on Semtech’s LoRa™ Platform

Homerider Systems/Veolia Deploys New Environmental Data Collection System Based on Semtech’s LoRa™ Platform

The solution significantly reduces infrastructure cost and improves robustness. Homerider Systems, a Vienne, France-based subsidiary of Veolia and specialist in radio network environmental data collection systems, announced a next-generation system based on the Semtech SX1272 transceiver with LoRa™ long-range RF technology. Homerider Systems is a worldwide water cycle and services leader offering water utilities a complete solution to improve efficiency with a broad range of capabilities and sensors for leak detection, water quality [...]

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