Monday, August 30, 2010

Landis+Gyr Announces Software Reseller Agreement with Grid Net

Landis+Gyr Announces Software Reseller Agreement with Grid Net
Grid Net Smart Grid Eco-system continues to grow with the addition of Landis+Gyr

Sydney, Australia and San Francisco, California — August 30, 2010 — Landis+Gyr, a global leader in energy management and advanced metering technology, today announced the signing of a software reseller agreement with Grid Net™, a leading global real-time, all-IP Smart Grid and Smart Home software platforms provider.

Under this agreement, Landis+Gyr will offer Grid Net’s PolicyNet SmartGrid NMS™ and SmartNOS™ software platforms, and PolicyNet SmartAgents™ as key software components of its open standards based, highly secure, Smart Grid Solution to Australian and New Zealand utility customers, with a worldwide distribution option.

The agreement includes Grid Net’s PolicyNet SmartGrid Network Management System™ (NMS) together with the Smart Network Operating System™ (SmartNOS) and PolicyNet SmartAgent™ firmware, which runs embedded on Landis+Gyr smart meter devices.

Steve Jeston, CEO of Landis+Gyr Australasia, said, “Signing this agreement with Grid Net is yet another significant next step in our delivery of open standards-based smart grid platform options to our customers. Adding Grid Net software to our suite of offerings further positions Landis+Gyr as one of the most scalable, open, secure and cost-effective solution providers in the region supporting 4G/WiMAX and other IP-based networks such as fibre to the home. We are proud to be contributing to a stronger Australia by bringing global and local expertise to important smart grid infrastructure projects, and I am excited about the prospect of announcing further ground-breaking projects using our many solutions in the near future.”

Ray Bell, Founder and CEO of Grid Net, said, “We are very excited about Landis+Gyr becoming our strategic partner and a reseller of our software products in the rapidly growing Australian and New Zealand market. Today’s emerging Smart Grid v2.0 deployments will generate a vast amount of energy distribution and consumption data, and will require a real-time, reliable, secure, open standards-based, carrier-grade communications infrastructure that enables utilities to deploy smart grids that optimize energy distribution, reduce distribution related losses, implement system-wide demand response programs, enhance overall customer satisfaction, and lower their carbon footprint. This agreement allows both firms to reinforce our leadership roles in delivering the future smart grid today.”

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