Itron’s smart meter clinches first interoperable device interface specifications certification

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Such specifications are important because interoperability between system components is key in all smart metering projects, as its absence often results in the need for new specifications and additional testing to integrate and operate new system components, which can be costly and time-consuming.       

The IDIS association develops, maintains and promotes publicly available technical specifications based on open standards, as well as supports the specification implementation in interoperable products.  The certification of Itron’s smart meter ensures its full interoperability with other smart metering system components that are compliant with the IDIS specifications. This specification and certification is the beginning of a truly interoperable environment, allowing utilities to invest in smart metering with confidence.     

“At Itron, we are committed to working toward interoperability. Receiving the first IDIS certification for one of our smart meters shows our determination to close the gaps in standards and move forward in the field,” said Jean-François Brun, Itron vice president Global Marketing, Energy. “With IDIS specifications, interoperability is guaranteed, among other things, for meter registration, remote tariff programming, on demand and scheduled meter reading, and firmware update.” 

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