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Press Release

Itron® Total Grid Now Connected with Milsoft's Outage Management System via MultiSpeak®

Interoperability between systems enables immediate notification of outages for rapid resolution

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash — June 11, 2014 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-wide technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, and Milsoft, an industry-leading engineering and operations software provider, announced today the successful integration between Itron's smart grid and AMI software and Milsoft's Outage Management System (OMS). This collaboration enhances Itron®Total Grid, a combined managed services and smart grid offering, and expands capabilities for the public power sector.

"Interoperability between our systems will provide real-time information about measurement and control devices in the field, giving utilities a holistic view of their assets," said Jeff Carkhuff, vice president of global product management for electricity at Itron. "By integrating Itron® Total Grid with Milsoft's OMS, we are improving power recovery capabilities and helping public power utilities resourcefully manage electricity."

Recently, the two companies successfully completed interoperability testing.Interoperability between Itron and Milsoft's systems streamlines power outage information for utility customer service representatives. The interface between Milsoft's Engineering & Operating System, including its OMS, and Itron's OpenWay® Collection Engine and Itron's IEE MDM is in compliance with the MultiSpeak® 3.0 standard. The integrated systems enable Milsoft's OMS to request data from all AMI meters from Itron's multi-commodity systems. Furthermore, Milsoft OMS, through MultiSpeak®, can determine the communication status of Itron's meters. Itron's systems actively detect outages and restorations as they occur and pushes them immediately to Milsoft's OMS. This work represents Milsoft's and Itron's shared vision for giving utility customer service representatives the information they need to do their jobs more easily, effectively and efficiently.

"Milsoft is determined to seamlessly integrate and interoperate our Engineering & Operations System with every system and application that our customers use because that is what they want," said Jeffrey Carr, co-chief executive officer, Product Development. "Interoperating with Itron means that more data is available for our OMS, enhancing the ability of our OMS users to detect, locate and respond to service outages and verify service restoration."


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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