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Gartner Positions Itron as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products Report

Evaluation based on ability to execute and completeness of vision

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Dec. 18, 2014 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that the company has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management (MDM) Products1 for its MDM solution. Itron believes its continued ability to successfully deliver its MDM solution and completeness of vision enabled the company to maintain its position in the coveted Leaders quadrant.

"Itron is proud to be recognized once again in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products Report," said Jeff Carkhuff, vice president of global solutions marketing for electricity at Itron. "As one of the original MDM providers with nearly 30 years of meter data management experience, Itron has extensive knowledge and understanding of utility business processes. We feel we've maintained our MDM product leadership by enhancing the features and functionality of our solution to meet customer needs, improving the user experience, and supporting new use case requirements. We've also ensured that our MDM solution is ready to support the world of big data and analytic-driven applications."

Gartner's research, authored by Zarko Sumic and released on Dec.16, 2014, evaluated 13 "vendors that met the report's inclusion criteria, including offering an MDM product that supports all key components of energy consumption data lifecycles and scalability to support interval meter reading. Vendor's products must support the traditional use of metering data for billing, load research, market data exchanges/settlement and network asset analysis.

Itron Enterprise Edition (IEE) MDM is an industry-leading MDM solution that is in production at 64 energy companies and manages data from more than 33 million meters across six continents. The solution creates value from data and helps utilities realize the full benefits of their smart metering deployments. The highly scalable enterprise application centralizes the collection, processing, storage and complex analysis of meter and other utility-related data.

Beyond typical meter data management, Itron's MDM solution is pre-integrated with Itron Analytics, which can be delivered off the shelf or through cloud-based services solutions. The analytics solution enables utilities to turn metering data into actionable intelligence, improving operations, distribution system efficiency, reliability and asset management. In addition, with Itron Total Services, Itronmanages all aspects of a utility's data collection system and operations, including MDM and analytic applications, with a simplified, subscription-based pricing structure.

According to the Gartner report, leaders in the MDM market "should perform profitably, grow their revenue and have a presence in all major markets. Their functionality has to be above average, and their technology and scalability must be leading-edge. Leaders in this market must pair advanced technology with broad offerings, rich functionality and the capability to configure their solution to different needs as well as to offer their solution both on premises and in the cloud."

The "Ability to Execute" axis evaluates MDM software application vendors on the quality and efficiency of the processes, systems, methods or procedures that enable their performance to be competitive, efficient and effective, and to positively affect revenue, retention and reputation. The "Completeness of Vision" axis evaluates MDM application vendors on their ability to convincingly articulate logical statements about current and future market directions, innovation, customer needs and competitive forces.

1Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products" Zarko Sumic, December 16, 2014.


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