Smart grid & smart meters: the results of Australia’s trial

July 29, 2014
In Australia, results from the Smart Grid, Smart City pilot in the Hunter region were revealed this week, one of the largest commercial-scale trial applications in the world, according to local media ...

IEEE helps China and Italy to plan smart cities

July 29, 2014
US-based technology organisation IEEE has selected two more municipalities to be part of its Smart Cities Initiative - Wuxi in eastern China and Trento in northern Italy. Selected by the IEEE steer...

Smart meters US: Elster ramps up interoperability to connect rural consumers

July 29, 2014
US metering company Elster Solutions has enhanced the interoperability and interchangeability of the its REX Universal smart meter line in a bid to target rural and remote residential utility househol...

Global spending on AMI market to increase to US$28bn by 2018

July 28, 2014
The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) market is estimated to grow from US$15.89 billion from 2013 to US$28.45 billion by 2018, according to research company Micromarket Monitor. The research s...

British Gas equips smart meter engineers with new mobile devices

July 28, 2014
British Gas is updating the mobile devices of field workers in a bid to meet the smart meter deployment targets by 2020. The energy supplier, one of the UK's big six, will dispatch the new Dell L...

Cisco invests US$30m in Spain’s Internet of Everything market

July 28, 2014
US information technology systems giant Cisco is investing US$30 million in a research centre in Barcelona, Spain, to develop technology applications for Internet of Everything (IoE) in smart ci...

Deal watch: Itron finds partner in New Zealand water utilities sector

July 25, 2014
US meter manufacturer Itron is gaining a foothold in the New Zealand water utility sector through a partnership deal with New Zealand field meter data company DataCol. DataCol will distribute Itron...

Deal watch: Cyan and El Sewedy partner to grow into India

July 25, 2014
UK’s Cyan Holdings, which delivers mesh-based flexible wireless solutions for utility smart metering and smart lighting control, has signed a development, marketing and deployment agreement with Eg...