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National Grid chooses Itron and Cisco for pilot program
[January 17, 2013]

National Grid chooses Itron and Cisco for pilot program

Jan 17, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) reported that National Grid, a supplier of electricity to approximately 3.4 million customers in the Northeast, has selected Itron's smart grid solution which uses Cisco's multi-application communications network for the utility's 10,000 meter Smart Grid Pilot Program in Worcester, Mass.

This project adds to the successful 5,000 meter early field trial that started in February 2012 in Worcester. National Grid will begin deploying the full pilot in early 2013.

The expanded Smart Grid Pilot Program will leverage and build upon the smart grid infrastructure from the EFT. National Grid will also expand the highly secure IPv6 communication network based on Cisco's GridBlocksTM architecture and Cisco Connected Grid routers. Back office applications, including Itron's meter data management, collection engine and reporting software, Cisco's Connected Grid Network Management System, and other third party application software will continue to be provided through Itron's cloud computing and Software as a Service offerings.


Itron is a global technology company. The company's website is at www.itron.com.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. The company's website is at www.cisco.com.

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