Landis+Gyr Advanced Meter Hits 10 Million Unit Milestone
ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Landis+Gyr, the global leader in advanced metering and smart grid technology, announced it has now built and shipped more than 10 million FOCUS(R) AX meters, another key milestone for the best-selling advanced electric meter in North America.
Landis+Gyr launched the E-350 FOCUS AX, a solid-state advanced electric meter with integrated service switch, in 2007, and production eclipsed the 10 million mark in July of this year. The AX is the primary residential meter being deployed at the largest advanced metering projects in the country. Utilities such as PG&E, Pepco Holdings (PHI), United Illuminating, Oncor, AEP Texas, CoServ Electric, Woodruff Electric Cooperative and many others have selected the FOCUS AX meter to bring advanced functionality to energy consumers.
“The FOCUS AX was designed with the future requirements of advanced metering in mind,” said Steven Schamber, Vice President and General Manager of Energy Measurement Products at Landis+Gyr. “Its success hinges both on its industry leading features and applications, as well as a build quality that gives it outstanding reliability.”
With an optional service switch integrated into the meter base, utilities can take advantage of the 200-Amp relay to manage service remotely using an advanced metering communications system. A single circuit board design, mounted at the front of the meter, allows room for modular advanced metering communications devices to be integrated, including the Landis+Gyr Gridstream™ platform, and provides the utility with interval data that is being used for load and outage management as well as grid automation.
“For utilities working to improve their electric distribution systems the AX was the first meter of its kind to provide this level of flexibility, information and control in a residential metering platform. It is also being used to provide consumers with information through home area networks and programs like prepayment and off-peak incentives,” Schamber added. “We expect applications for this technology to grow as more utilities pursue smart grid initiatives.”
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
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