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Itron Awarded Largest Smart Meter Contract in South Africa with City of Johannesburg

Itron Awarded Largest Smart Meter Contract in South Africa with City of Johannesburg

Itron’s comprehensive solution, industry-leading technology, professional services and unparalleled expertise selected for Africa’s first large-scale smart metering project. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that, in collaboration with the Edison Power Group, it received a major contract award from the City of Johannesburg, the continent leader and economic hub of Africa with a AA-credit rating from Moody’s and Finch. The engagement, which has a total contract value of approximately $150 million, will require Itron to [...]

Gas Meter Market to Reach $2 Billion Annually in 2013

Gas Meter Market to Reach $2 Billion Annually in 2013

Revenues for the global gas meter market are to surpass $2 billion annually in 2013, according to a new market study from IMS Research, part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). New advanced metering initiatives and construction in developing countries are forecast to grow market revenues to over $2.7 billion by 2016. The EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region is expected to see especially strong growth, at approximately 12 percent year-over-year until 2016 at least, due in large part to EU member countries issuing directives for [...]

Worldwide Smart Meter Shipments Surpass 15.4 Million Units in 3Q 2012, According to IDC Energy Insights

Worldwide Smart Meter Shipments Surpass 15.4 Million Units in 3Q 2012, According to IDC Energy Insights

Cellular AMI Communications Will Present Growth Opportunity Through 2016. Worldwide smart meter shipments surpassed 15.4 million units in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12), representing year-over-year growth of 126.9% and a 58.6% increase over the second quarter, according to the IDC Energy Insights Worldwide Quarterly Smart Meter Tracker. Growth was observed across all regions except for the Americas, as several large projects came to completion in the previous quarter. Latin and South America remain promising, but scale projects have [...]

Itron and Deutsche Telekom to Offer Expanded Smart Grid Solutions and Services Options

Itron and Deutsche Telekom to Offer Expanded Smart Grid Solutions and Services Options

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), a global technology company that helps utilities measure, manage, and analyze energy and water, and Deutsche Telekom, a world leading integrated telecommunications company, announced today that they have signed an agreement to collaborate on delivering smart metering solutions to target markets in Europe. This agreement brings two leading companies together in the smart grid and smart metering space to combine their technology expertise to better serve the utility industry. Under this agreement, the two [...]

Security concerns with AMR meters, researchers find

Security concerns with AMR meters, researchers find

Automatic meter reading (AMR) systems currently deployed may be vulnerable to spoofing attacks and privacy breaches, according to a recent study led by University of South Carolina researchers. Further, these AMR meters continuously broadcast their energy usage data over insecure wireless links every 30 s, even though these broadcasts can only be received when a truck from the utility company passes by, the researchers claim. The study, which was presented at last month’s Association for Computing Machinery’s annual Conference on [...]

ICT Opportunities Abound as Smart Metering Data Concerns Persist, Says Frost & Sullivan

ICT Opportunities Abound as Smart Metering Data Concerns Persist, Says Frost & Sullivan

Meeting EU Deadlines Stresses Need to Establish Adequate Data Privacy Framework in Smart Meter Deployment – UK Legislation Makes Good Example. Data confidentiality and integrity is crucial for smart meter operation. End user concerns about loss of privacy and data protection delay the pace of meter deployment, especially in Europe. As rollout must begin soon to meet European Union (EU) deadlines, the need for adequate data privacy frameworks becomes more pressing. Employing ICT tools will enable energy companies to comply with reporting [...]

Smart Metering in Europe

Smart Metering in Europe

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Smart Metering in Europe – 9th Edition Executive summary EU27+2 has 277 million metered electricity customers and the annual demand for electricity meters for new installations and replacements is in the range of 12–17 million units. Penetration for smart meters, providing more comprehensive functionality than basic meter data collections, was 18 percent at the end of 2011. By 2017, Berg Insight projects that the rate will increase to 56 [...]

Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of the European smart metering industry in 2013

Berg Insight says Germany will decide the future of the European smart metering industry in 2013

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the market for smart metering solutions in Europe will deliver a strong performance in the coming five years. Until 2017, electricity distribution network operators and power suppliers will invest approximately € 15.8 billion in the deployment of 110 million smart meters. Between 2011 and 2017, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.5 percent to reach 154.7 million units at the end of the [...]

Telit modules to help improve Smart Grid in China

Telit modules to help improve Smart Grid in China

Telit and Beijing Yupont to Expand Collaboration into Broader Set of AMR and Smart Grid Products and Value Added Services Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, today announced the expansion of cooperation with leading Chinese Innovator in the Smart grid and Automated Meter Reading Segments - Beijing Yupont Electric Power Technology Co., Ltd. Founded in 1996 Beijing Yupont is a hi-tech company incubated by the North China Electric Power Research Institute. [...]

Atmel Showcases World’s First ARM Cortex-M4 Processor-Based Single-Chip Solution for PRIME Smart Metering Applications

Atmel Showcases World’s First ARM Cortex-M4 Processor-Based  Single-Chip Solution for PRIME Smart Metering Applications

New Solution Delivers Unprecedented Level of System Integration, Low Power and High Performance. Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today showcased the world’s first single-chip power line communications (PLC)-based solution using an ARM® Cortex™-M4 processor-based microcontroller (MCU) targeting the rapidly growing PRIME smart metering market at the Metering Billing/CRM Show in Amsterdam. Atmel’s SAM4SP32A is a new compact, highly integrated solution that combines a [...]

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