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Press Release

Itron Expands AMI Capabilities in North America with Cellular Solution for Water

Solution enables water utilities to better manage distribution systems

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — June 4, 2014 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it has expanded its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) capabilities in North America with its cellular solution for water utilities. The solution 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.

"With thousands of WaterMind endpoints installed globally, Itron's WaterMind solution is successfully helping utilities around the world better manage their distribution systems. Itron is excited to bring this proven, successful C&I cellular solution to water utilities in North America," said Paula Billingham, vice president of sales, marketing and delivery for Water North America at Itron."With this new offering, utilities have easy access to the data they need to completely manage their distribution systems."


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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