Itron is founded by a small group of innovative engineers intent on finding more efficient ways to read meters in Hauser Lake, Idaho.
Schlumberger forms the following group of subsidiaries: Flonic (water, heat, gas); Enertec (electricity); and Sereg (industrial control and valves). In 1987, these companies are restructured under Schlumberger Industries into specific market segments: electricity, gas, water, heat and regulation.
The A6—the industry's first polyphase, single-disk meter—is launched.
The hybrid electromechanical J5S residential meter, a staple of the electricity metering industry, is released to market.
The paperwork is taken out of meter reading operations with Itron's first-generation of portable handheld computers and application software.
Expansion begins into the Asian market. The following year a new manufacturing plant starts operations in Indonesia, PT Mecoindo.
Two new lines of water meters are introduced: Flostar, a single-jet, class C residential meter; and Woltex, a class B, Woltmann-type meter with horizontal helix.
Two companies are acquired in Europe: Allmess Congermania in Germany and Conteuro Rigas in Italy.
The Gallus meter is made simpler and lighter through automation and miniaturization and rebranded the Gallus 2000. With its launch, Schlumberger becomes the world leader in domestic gas meters.
A secure, smart key prepayment meter, the KBA, is released to market.
A new series of Delta rotary meters are launched, including the DN40 and DN100.
Two additional companies are acquired in Europe: Thorn Emi Gas Metering in the U.K. and Bosco Spa in Italy.
Large-scale residential automatic meter reading (AMR) technology is introduced by Itron. This enables utilities to collect natural gas and electricity data remotely via wireless communication.
Electronic residential meters are mass-produced in France and the U.K. (including the A14, A15, SPA, SPB).
Leveraging advancements in electronics, Schlumberger launches the solid-state VECTRON® meter to serve the commercial and industrial market.
A new intelligent gas meter, Dialogas, is introduced.
Two German companies are acquired: Heliowatt and Danyl.
The RF1, 2dm3 residential diaphragm meter is redesigned, and begins production on an automated assembly line.
Water utilities and municipalities worldwide benefit as Itron extends AMR technology to water providers.
The French "Fluxi NM" and German "TZ" merge to become the "Fluxi2000/TZ".
AEG Meters is acquired with production sites in Italy, Germany, Spain, and South Africa.
The Cyble communication protocol is introduced and is installed in all water meters.
Itron acquires UTS, bringing MV-90, an industry-leading metering software application to Itron's software portfolio, to collect, analyze and apply advanced meter data from commercial and industrial energy users.
Flodis, the first, single jet, class C, communicating meter fitted with an extra-dry register is released.
The world's first dual-energy (electricity and gas) prepayment system, Talexus Vendor, is launched. Payment is collected via smart card.
Schlumberger changes the face of electricity metering with the launch of CENTRON®, the first solid-state meter designed for mass deployment in the residential market.
Schlumberger introduces the QUANTUM® Q1000 multi-measurement meter for generation and transmission applications.
The Gallus meter is fitted with radio-frequency communication modules.
Cyble RF, a radio-frequency communication module for water meters, is launched.
Launch of the top-of-the-range electronic metering platform SL7000, for international applications.
In the U.S., Itron launches new brand identity "Knowledge to Shape your Future" and embarks on a strategic course to expand its value to a customer base that totals more than 2,000 utilities around the world.
Schlumberger releases the highly-successful SENTINEL® meter for commercial and industrial metering applications.
Schlumberger ceases its metering activities through an LBO (leveraged buyout). The Actaris group is established.
The ultrasonic line of heat meters, CF Echo II, is released.
Featuring a wide measurement range and precise accuracy, the Delta rotary gas meter is launched.
Itron acquires software solutions for distribution system design, field workforce management and energy forecasting.
Best-in-class software tools for management, analysis, and application of metering-based data are added to the Itron portfolio.
The ACE4000 series is released. Compatible with both PLC and radio-frequency communication technologies, the ACE4000 electricity meter becomes a commercial success.
Corus is unveiled, ushering in a new generation of electronic gas volume converters.
The ACE SL7000 series of electricity meters debut, featuring an industry-first Internet connection.
Itron acquires Schlumberger Electricity Metering, the industry leader in solid-state electricity metering technology. An integrated platform for creating and collecting meter data is developed.
Launch of new generation of voumetric residential water meter Aquadis+.
Itron reaches several significant milestones: 45 million meters automated worldwide, 3,000 utility customers in 65 countries, and more than $550 million in revenues.
Itron transforms the way the water utilities monitor distribution system integrity with the acquisition of acoustical leak detection technology.
Launch of CF800 heat calculator for high-end applications, with integrated data logger and tariff manager.
Industry-leading consulting team created to pursue growing opportunities in energy efficiency programs, renewables, conservation and demand response.
The ACE8000 PowerGrid is launched. With a 0.1% metrology for high end applications, it uses passive-only sensors for long-term stability making it one of the highest-level precision and performance meters available on the market.
Actaris Metering Systems is acquired; Itron's global footprint is expanded and gas and water metering products are added to the portfolio.
Launch of EverBlu, wireless meshed network for data collection.
The EnergyPoint range of products was launched and the PAYG customer interface unit revolutionised the prepayment environment in the UK allowing consumers to purchase energy from the comfort of their own homes 24/7.
Launch of WaterMind, supervision solution for large water consumers featuring real time alarms and meters optimization.
Itron gains White House recognition for its continued commitment to U.S.-based manufacturing and contributions to a clean energy economy.
Cisco and Itron form a strategic alliance to deliver true Internet Protocol (IP) communications to the smart grid market, revolutionizing utilities' networking capabilities.
Itron, in partnership with Cisco, launch next-generation smart grid platform, delivering on its vision to create a secure, scalable and multi-service IPv6-based communications architecture.
Itron Releases Active Smart Grid Analytics™ Solution for Rapid Deployment
Itron acquires privately held SmartSynch, thus strengthening Itron's cellular communications offering and bringing greater choice and flexibility to utility customers across the spectrum of smart metering deployments.
Itron Acquires C&N GasGate Technology to Enhance Smart Gas Distribution Systems
Itron Enters into Solar Market with Extended Product Portfolio
Itron Releases Innovative and Flexible Thermal Energy Meter
Itron's New Bridge Meter Streamlines Migration from Automated Metering to Smart Grid
Itron and ClipperCreek Deliver Revenue-Grade Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Itron Announces Innovative New Solution for Allocation of Heating Costs for Multifamily Housing
Itron Pioneers Water Innovation with Smart Technology to Improve Water Management
Itron Takes a Leadership Role in Smart Cities Movement as Founding Member of the Smart Cities Council
Itron Joins Forces with Microsoft CityNext to Bring Innovation to Cities across the Globe
Itron Releases Powerful Analytics for Gas Utilities
Itron Simplifies Smart Grid and AMI Deployments with Itron® TOTAL Managed Services Solution
Itron Extends Itron Riva™ Edge Intelligence Technology to OpenWay® Smart Grid Solution
Itron Launches Revolutionary Currency-based Smart Payment Solution
"Itron Resourcefulness Index" Finds Global Utility Industry at a Technology Tipping Point
Itron Selects Microsoft Azure as Preferred Cloud Platform
Itron and i2O Water Announce New Alliance to Offer Smart Pressure Management Solutions
Itron Unveils New 4G LTE Smart Meter Solution
Itron Introduces Intelligent Static Flow Meter for Thermal Energy C&I Applications
Itron Honored with 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Smart City Company of the Year
Second Annual Itron Resourcefulness Index Explores the Tie Between National Resourcefulness and Economic Competitiveness
Itron Launches Itron Riva™ Developers Community for Internet of Things