Itron Inc. has announced that SmartSynch® Inc., its partner in providing commercial and industrial metering solutions to the utility industry, has signed a definitive agreement with Paging Network of Canada Inc. PageNet Canada is a large provider of narrowband PCS wireless services, and the agreement allows SmartSynch to provide its SmartMeter System to utilities and energy service providers in Canada.

SmartSynch’s technology is available through Itron. The two companies signed an agreement last year, under which Itron became the exclusive distributor of SmartSynch’s SmartMeter technology. The SmartMeter System allows energy and utility companies to communicate with C&I electricity meters using wireless communications and the Internet. It manages the delivery of information to any application system, workstation, computer or browser-enabled personal communications device.