Tendril and Elster Enter Strategic Integration and Reseller Partnership
Sep 13, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Tendril, a provider of the cloud platform for the Energy Internet, and Elster announced that the companies have entered into a formal integration and reseller agreement that will extend the footprint and provide seamless integration of the Tendril Connect cloud platform with Elster's EnergyAxis Smart Grid system.
The groups noted that the agreement is designed to strengthen the integration between the companies' complementary solutions and provide a broadened metering infrastructure (AMI) offering for efficient home energy management and Demand Response. In addition, the partnership includes a formal licensing agreement under which the companies will jointly market Tendril energy management solutions, including Tendril Energize, a suite of demand management applications, to the significant number of utilities using Elster's EnergyAxis. As a result, utilities can connect to their consumers beyond the smart meter in a secure, scalable, way and deliver applications that engage consumers in home energy management.
"With multi-technology support, Elster's EnergyAxis features a flexible architecture that is designed to evolve with a utility's changing business, including the delivery of new consumer services for home energy management," said Mark Munday, president and CEO of Elster Solutions. "By seamlessly integrating Tendril's powerful cloud platform, Tendril Connect, with our end-to-end Smart Grid solution, we are enabling utilities to modernize existing infrastructure and, ultimately, provide consumers with more choice and control over their home energy use."
In a release, the groups noted details of the integration:
Elster's EnergyAxis is an interoperable, standards-based Smart Grid solution with five million endpoints across the globe. It enables utilities and their customers to realize the true benefits of the Smart Grid, such as operational efficiencies, energy conservation, decreased outages and value-added customer services.
Tendril Connect is an open, standards-based, scalable and secure platform that provides utilities and other energy service providers with insight, choice and control over grid operations and the customer experience through such programs as Energy Efficiency initiatives, Direct Load Control and Demand Response. Tendril Connect provides the communications, extensibility and security necessary to support millions of smart meters and other networked devices, allowing utilities to connect with consumers across multiple touch points. Built from the ground up to handle big data, it applies behavioral science expertise and analytics to generate the intelligence from connected devices needed to support the marketplace of new energy products and services.
"The integration of Tendril Connect with EnergyAxis means we will significantly increase the number of utilities and consumers using our solutions, expanding our footprint exponentially," said Adrian Tuck, CEO of Tendril. "We built our platform to facilitate integration with key energy ecosystem partners, including leading Smart Grid solution providers like Elster."
Elster is an electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services.
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