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Technology and services company Itron Inc. is expanding its distribution automation (DA) offering with Cisco's new IR500 industrial router, which Itron says will help enable seamless integration with its OpenWay smart grid solution to deliver plug-and-play DA capabilities.

According to Itron, the IR500 will give utilities the ability to connect both new and legacy DA devices from multiple vendors to enable grid monitoring applications and analytics over OpenWay's smart grid network. Cisco's industrial router is expected to be available this summer.

The Cisco industrial router provides multiple protocol support over a single network to help utilities improve grid efficiency and reliability, Itron notes. The solution, the company adds, delivers connectivity to collect, manage and analyze data from a broad ecosystem of grid sensors and provide device control to support smart grid applications.


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