Itron, Inc. and Silver Spring Networks Announce Partnership
Agreement to integrate Itron’s OpenWay advanced metering platform with Silver Spring’s IP-based Smart Energy networking solution
Itron, Inc. and Silver Spring Networks have announced that the two companies have executed an agreement to integrate Itron’s OpenWay advanced metering platform with Silver Spring’s IP-based Smart Energy networking solution. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies have addressed the technical, functional and solution delivery issues required to deliver a complete, fully supported advanced metering and meter data management solution with end-to-end IP connectivity.
“Consistent with the open, standards-based architecture of OpenWay, the integration with Silver Spring Networks provides our customers with an option for large-scale deployment of full IP communications that still leverages the benefits of the OpenWay advanced metering system,” said Philip Mezey, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Itron North America. “We are very pleased to offer this capability to our customers, and it is yet another example of the flexible, open-architecture design of OpenWay.”
“This relationship is exciting for our industry. Combining the capabilities of Itron Advanced Metering Solutions with the open and scalable IP infrastructure of Silver Spring Networks sets a new level of performance for utilities looking for practical Smart Grid networking across their territory,” said Scott Lang, president and chief executive officer of Silver Spring Networks. “This relationship is driven by strong customer interest, and is in line with our strategy to offer a broad variety of flexible solutions to utilities.”
Product integration is underway, with commercial shipments expected in late 2008.