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HomePlug® Alliance and Wi-SUN® Alliance Collaborate to Improve Smart Grid Communications Interoperability

Key industry groups create liaison to facilitate standards-based interoperability for utilities’ smart grid networks

PORTLAND, Ore. & TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Wi-SUN® Alliance and the HomePlug® Alliance today announced a liaison agreement to facilitate collaboration toward the goal of enabling hybrid smart grid networks supporting both wireless (RF) and powerline-wired connectivity (PLC). This relationship will empower the many industry-leading member companies of both alliances to share requirements and specifications for Media Access Control (MAC) and transport layer profiles to facilitate interoperability of Internet Protocol (IP)-based smart grid applications.

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Itron Makes Inroads in Austria with OpenWay® Smart Grid Solution

Austrian energy supplier to evaluate OpenWay solution featuring Itron and Cisco’s jointly designed IPv6 architecture

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that it has signed a contract to deliver its OpenWay smart grid solution in Salzburg, Austria. Salzburg AG, energy supplier for 260,000 customers in the province of Salzburg, will utilize the solution for an IPv6 pilot project. The solution includes Itron and Cisco’s jointly designed Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)-based architecture which meets the technical and business requirements of utilities in many European countries.

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