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Itron collaborates with Wasion to expand metering ecosystem

OpenWay Riva IoT solution enables real-time analysis of data and peer-to-peer communication among intelligent devices at the edge of the network

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Hong Kong-based Wasion is helping to expand Itron's OpenWay Riva ecosystem
Hong Kong-based Wasion is helping to expand Itron's OpenWay Riva ecosystem

Itron is partnering with Wasion Group, an energy measurement instrument, system and service supplier in China, with the aim of expanding Itron’s OpenWay Riva ecosystem.

 

The companies will develop and deliver Wasion electricity meters with embedded OpenWay Riva technology which they said will expand customer choice and capabilities in markets throughout the world.

 

Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution enables real-time analysis of data and peer-to-peer communication among intelligent devices at the edge of the network.

 

“This collaboration further validates the value and flexibility of our OpenWay Riva solution, which allows meter manufacturers, technology partners, and service providers to join the ecosystem and bring to market IoT solutions for utilities and smart cities,” said Jeff Carkhuff, vice president of global solutions marketing for electricity at Itron.

 

He added: “By taking a platform and ecosystem approach to our OpenWay Riva solution, we’re able to expand the business case benefits to our utility customers substantially over the life of their systems.”

 

Among the “differentiated capabilities” enabled by the metering platform include high-performance communications with assured connectivity in all types of services environments as well as data processing power in edge devices to provide unprecedented grid awareness that extends to every service delivery point.

 

These capabilities enable OpenWay Riva-equipped meters to deliver applications that provide significant improvements in grid reliability, efficiency and safety, as well as a powerful platform to deliver new services to customers, Itron said.

 

“By participating in Itron’s OpenWay Riva ecosystem, Wasion Group has access to game-changing technology that makes our electric meters even smarter. And our collaboration with Itron will expand our already growing market presence to areas around the world,” said Zheng Xiao Ping, president of Wasion Group. “We are glad to join forces with Itron, a world-leader that delivers technology and services, to limit waste and empower the resourceful use of energy and water.”

 

Wasion Group is a provider of high-end measurement products and metering technology in China and to utilities throughout the world. The group claims to be the only domestic professional manufacturer that supplies various advanced energy measurement products, systems and services, and covers energy production and transmission and distribution demands.

 

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