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Kamstrup AS, a Denmark-based metering solutions provider, and Powel AS, a Norway-based software solutions company, have released an adapter that will enable utilities using both the Powel ELIN system and Kamstrup's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to more easily integrate the two systems.

Powel ELIN is a vendor-independent system that collects and manages consumption data, alarms and events from utility meters or submeters using open protocols. Kamstrup's AMI consists of an open, interoperable head-end system, a wireless communication infrastructure and smart meters.

"For a number of years, we have integrated Powel ELIN with Kamstrup smart meters via meter and communication-specific adapters. It is time to move to state-of-the-art integration as both Powel ELIN and Kamstrup’s AMI are interoperable and can easily communicate with each other via Web services," says Lars Lindstrom, product manager at Powel.

The adapter will be available in a "basic version," which supports a meter-to-cash process via integration between Powel ELIN and Kamstrup’s head-end, Kamstrup UtiliDriver, and in an "extended version," which adds integration with smart grid, distribution management systems and SCADA.

The basic version of the adapter is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of this year, with the extended version expected in the first quarter of 2013.



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