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Press Release

Itron Unveils Smart Gas Meter at European Utility Week

Ecora commercial smart diaphragm meter helps reduce operational costs and fraud

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—October 14, 2013—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today the expansion of its gas product portfolio with a commercial smart diaphragm meter with electronic volume conversion. The Ecora gas meter is an all-in-one device with embedded communications (GPRS modem) and sensors to help utilities streamline operations and reduce costs.

Itron's new Ecora gas meter combines the accuracy and long-term stability of diaphragm meter technology with an electronic index, offering integrated electronic conversion of gas volume for pressure and temperature variations. The device has a highly accurate low flow rate and magnetic fraud detection, thus improving billing accuracy for utilities. It is easily installed in a "plug and play" fashion.

"Hybrid diaphragm meters with electronic conversion and GPRS are an optimal choice for very large AMR roll-outs, where utilities want to limit the risks on revenue collection and decrease their operating costs"said Jean-Paul Piques,vice president of product marketing for Gasat Itron. "This is another example of Itron's innovative technologies that help improve revenue protection, operational efficiency and customer service for utilities around the world."

Visit Itron at booth 1.B27 during European Utility Week October 15-17, 2013 in Amsterdam to learn about the Ecora meter and other Itron products and solutions.


About Itron

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

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