Smarteq delivers antennas for metering project in Denmark

Smarteq has delivered the first antennas to Landis+Gyr Enermet to be a part of the combined utility-meter turnkey project for electricity, water, and district heat customers of Danish utility-provider TRE-FOR. It's one of the first large-scale projects in the world where a number of different functions are combined and reported through the mobile telephony network. The project involves two hundred thousand multi-function utility meters to be installed in southern Jutland in Denmark...

STOCKHOLM, July 2, 2008 -- Smarteq has delivered the first antennas to Landis+Gyr Enermet to be a part of the combined utility-meter turnkey project for electricity, water, and district heat to customers of Danish utility-provider TRE-FOR. The project is one of the first large-scale projects in the world where a number of different functions are combined, and reported through the mobile telephony network.

"The customers of TRE-FOR shall have the best possible service, and not have to monitor their meters themselves. Smarteq was the natural choice of antenna-provider through their proven track record for industrial systems of the highest quality. This system also gives us the possibility of reducing costs combined with offering new services to our customers," says Steen Larsen, CEO at TRE-FOR.

"Our antennas play an important part in the development of the 'smart home', where several functions are combined for better efficiency, environmental awareness, and safety," says Lars Ericson, CEO at Smarteq. "We are also happy to conclude that our successful teamwork with Landis+Gyr Enermet in Sweden is followed by business in other countries."

The project involves two hundred thousand multi-function utility meters to be installed in southern Jutland in Denmark. All energy consumption of each home will be collated and presented in real-time to each customer by an ecoMeter, an innovative in-house display. Through the connection via the mobile network, information about costs can be presented, as well as environmental impact and resulting greenhouse gas emissions. The system makes it easier for each customer to gain increased environmental awareness, as well as to enable a more active role in lowering energy consumption and energy costs.

All information about energy-consumption is collected by a system in contact through the mobile network. The system is significantly more cost-effective than traditional solutions, combined with a higher service-level to each customer.

Present deliveries are a part of the first pilot-installations. The project is expected to be complete at the end of 2010.

Smarteq AB supplies and develops high-quality antennas and antenna systems for communication between vehicles, machine-to-machine (M2M), and wireless transfer of voice and data.

Landis+Gyr, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, is an industry leader in advanced metering.

Tre-For is one of Denmark's largest multi-energy utilities.

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