Itron expands North American AMI capabilities with water cellular solution

Itron has expanded its advanced metering infrastructure capabilities in North America with its cellular solution for water utilities.

LIBERTY LAKE, WA, June 4, 2014 -- Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) has expanded its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) capabilities in North America with its cellular solution for water utilities. The technology enables utilities to easily collect real-time consumption and flow analysis, pressure data, and meter data from commercial and industrial (C&I) customers via a public cellular network.

The cellular solution is built on Itron's global WaterMind solution and features an analyzer module with cellular communications, a pressure sensor and Itron's software as a service. Each module can support up to four water meters at once. With the solution, utilities can monitor distribution systems and receive real-time updates on performance.

When used with Itron Analytics, the solution combines critical pressure data, flow analysis and consumption information with fundamental AMI data to provide utilities with an effective distribution monitoring system.

The solution also provides utilities with tamper, zero flow and peak pressure alarms as well as flow rate distribution analysis and meter right-sizing capabilities for C&I customers. With plug-and-play cellular communications, the solution can be easily installed across diverse territories.

About Itron

Itron is a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement devices and control technology; communications systems; software; as well as managed and consulting services. Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water resources. For more information, visit www.itron.com.

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