Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Zug, Switzerland --- (METERING.COM) --- October 3, 2011 - In their continuing collaboration Landis+Gyr and Ecologic Analytics are co-developing the next generation of the Gridstream Meter Data Unification System (MDUS) 2.0 to streamline integration with SAP for Utilities.

With Gridstream MDUS 2.0 the installation project risk is lowered and the timeline is shortened, while the integration of the SAP business processes related to meter reading and control are coalesced into a single point of management.

“Gridstream MDUS 2.0 combines the proven experience, technologies and resources of SAP, Landis+Gyr and Ecologic Analytics into a focused, pre-integrated solution for utilities moving to smart metering,” said Craig Norman, president of Ecologic Analytics.

This development follows the integration of Gridstream MDUS 1.0 into SAP for Utilities in 2010. Now, the Gridstream MDUS from Landis+Gyr performs two-way communication with SAP for Utilities. For example, on-demand readings and connect/disconnect processes are brokered by the Gridstream MDUS, but seamlessly requested and/or managed by SAP for Utilities system.

“The adoption of smart meters in Europe is changing the way utilities do business,” said Andreas Brun, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Landis+Gyr EMEA. “Together with our partner, Ecologic Analytics, we bring a wealth of system functionality to the table.”
 
Gridstream MDUS is based on open software architecture. This enables easy integration to the utility’s smart grid applications and ensures a future proof solution. The software can be expanded to support any head end System following industry standards, and the utility can build also the meter park on several suppliers’ products.

The Gridstream MDUS 2.0 powered by Ecologic Analytics will be available in Q4 2011.