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Smart Grid Cellular
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Itron provides standards-based, IP-enabled smart grid solutions using cellular networks that already exist, delivering grid intelligence to and from any device without the need for building a network. Cellular networks enable true end-to-end solutions that allow utilities to strategically and rapidly deploy secure and scalable smart grid solutions with minimal upfront capital expenditures. Itron provides cellular-based electricity meters and routing devices that immediately IP-enable the grid, as well as software solutions and professional services for utilities in need of remote communications and control functionality for products ranging from solar panels to plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Features + Benefits

Cellular allows the speed and bandwidth necessary for massive amounts of smart grid data. Itron's cellular devices may be remotely upgraded to interface with new technologies, since they are built upon open standards and leverage existing programs and tools. The benefits of Itron's cellular solution include:

  • No need to build a network
  • Point-to-point architecture
  • Built-in disaster recovery
  • Ease of deployment offering true plug-and-play installation and provisioning
  • Same level of security used to protect millions of daily financial transactions, military data transmissions, and other highly critical data
  • NIST compliant (FIPS 140-2)
  • Adoption of IPsec, which is currently used by most financial institutions for billions in daily electronic transactions
  • AES CBC 256-bit, meter-specific encryption for all data transmissions

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Partners
AT&T is an Itron integration partner and the leading provider of mobile and wireless solutions to the utilities industry.
AutoGrid has developed a highly scalable, cloud-based platform that brings the power of Big Data, predictive analytics and automated demand response to the grid.
CEIVA Energy adds smart-meter intelligence to our one of a kind photo delivery service.
ClipperCreek's mission is to design the safest, most innovative, and smartest grid-ready electric vehicle charging stations on the market.
Exceleron Software’s patented Prepaid Account Management System (PAMS) is a straightforward, turnkey solution for creating and managing prepaid accounts for utility services.
GRID20/20 delivers an integrated Distribution Transformer Monitoring solution known as OptaNODE™ to serve US and international electric utilities.
For nearly three decades, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of mobile, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each another.
SmartGridCIS is a leading provider of prepaid utility billing and CIS solutions designed specifically for regulated utilities, deregulated retail energy companies, municipalities and cooperatives utilizing smart metering infrastructure.
Sprint is an Itron partner dedicated to helping your company meet the demands of the rapidly changing utilities landscape.
Verizon Wireless, an Itron partner, operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers.

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