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Liberty Lake, Wash.-based Itron Inc. has unveiled the CENTRON Bridge Meter. According to the company, the solution bridges Itron communication architectures to enable seamless migration from automated meter reading (AMR) to smart grid communications.

The meter's adaptability allows it to be incorporated alongside existing Itron electric meters with a mobile collection system, delivering advanced metering benefits associated with interval data, remote service switch operations and demand reset capabilities, Itron adds. When a utility is ready, the Bridge Meter can migrate from Itron's mobile collection system to its OpenWay smart grid solution, which is compatible with Itron and Cisco's IPv6 communication network, offering demand response and distribution automation benefits.

“Itron designed the CENTRON Bridge Meter to meet our customers’ needs. It is perfect for utilities that require advanced metering functionality in a mobile environment today, with complete support for full smart grid functionality in the future,” says Mark de Vere White, senior vice president of Itron’s Energy Group in North America.

The CENTRON Bridge Meter will be commercially available in February.





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