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TMCNet:  Elster To Showcase Expanding Portfolio Of Solutions At Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2012

[October 03, 2012]

Elster To Showcase Expanding Portfolio Of Solutions At Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2012

ESSEN, Germany, Oct 03, 2012 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- - Demonstrates technical leadership with market-ready solutions ESSEN, Germany, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With rising demand worldwide for energy, natural gas and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) technology, Elster will be demonstrating how its commitment to technical leadership continues to deliver market-ready solutions at this year's Metering, Billing/CRM Europe.


(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF35872LOGO-a [http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF35872LOGO-a] ) Elster will be showcasing its new AS3000V electronic three-phase meter for residential and light commercial customers, and innovative V200/V210 polymer water meter, which can be equipped with a wireless AMI system and recently shipped its millionth unit in the European utility market. The company will also be demonstrating a number of metering innovations that provide integrated gas measurement and regulator solutions for both high and low pressure applications. These include the recently launched EK280 volume converter, themis(plus)(R), the world's first industrial and commercial diaphragm gas meter that directly measures and displays the standard volume and sends this data to the utility using its integral GPRS modem.

Frank Hyldmar, Executive Vice President for Electricity, Elster, will chair the event's ICT/Data management conference track, which addresses the theme 'achieving a future proof ICT' and discusses the challenges of defining communication standards and integrating fragmented markets. In addition, Bernd Schumacher, Managing Director at Elster Energy ICT will be speaking on how Meter Data Management (MDM) solutions provide a flexible piece inside what represents a dynamic puzzle.

"Elster is truly leading the promotion of technical interoperability specifications based on open standards," said Hyldmar. "Our commitment to furthering technological advances throughout the Smart Metering and Smart Grid sector has ensured that we continue helping our customers make the vital connections in the Smart Metering and Smart Grid value chain." Hyldmar is a member of the EU's Smart Grids Task Force (SGTF).

Elster recently cemented its long-standing commitment to interoperability by joining the Interoperable Device Interface Specifications (IDIS) industry association. Its membership of IDIS came not long after the appointment of security expert Michael John, Elster, as Security Coordinator of the PRIME Alliance, which provides a forum for the creation of an open, single specification and standard for narrowband power line for Smart Grid products and services.

"As European countries move closer to wide-scale adoption of Smart Metering technology, the need for a co-ordinated approach among product vendors, solution designers, communication technologists and individual utilities has never been clearer," said Michael John, Security Co-ordinator at PRIME Alliance and Solutions Manager at Elster. "If diverse technologies are to work together seamlessly, then standards for various aspects of the optimal system design are required. In addition, there are Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) available that help address concerns and reassure potential consumers. These should be considered a critical element of any Smart Meter system by design." Being held 9-11 October 2012 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2012 is the preeminent learning and networking hub for the utility and power sector markets. Elster can be found at stand B10.

About Elster Elster is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced Smart Metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services - key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.

For more information about Elster, please visit www.elster.com [http://www.elster.com/].

CONTACT: Geoffrey Riggs, Marketing and Communications Manager, ElsterIntegrated Solutions International, +33-4-67-22-66-62,geoffrey.riggs@elster.com; or Perry Shead, Marketing and CommunicationsManager, BUW International, +44-1582-846406, perry.shead@gb.elster.com Web site: http://www.elster.com/

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