2G, 3G, and 4G LTE cellular modules, developed by Sierra, have been selected by Itron for worldwide use within the OpenWay smart grid solutions. Using the Wireless AirPrime modules, M2M solution providers can develop applications that are scalable and secure. To reduce deployment costs and accelerate application development, the modules are supported by fully integrated software and cloud-based services.
“Our strong history with Sierra Wireless, the company’s global reach, and its experience in providing wireless solutions for the energy industry, have made this collaboration the logical choice to provide the highest level of service to our North American and international customers,” said Jeff Carkhuff, Vice President of Global Solutions Marketing, Itron.
“Itron’s OpenWay smart grid solution offers a great example of how cellular connectivity to the meter can provide benefits for individuals and businesses worldwide,” said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President, OEM Solutions, Sierra Wireless. “By enabling utilities and their customers to monitor energy usage in real time, it can assist in balancing energy demands, quickly identifying inefficiencies and reducing costs. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with Itron – a global leader in metering.”