Prague, Czech Republic --- (METERING.COM) --- May 14, 2009 - The ÄŒEZ Group has awarded a three-year maintenance contract to support the further rollout of its automatic meter reading system to Landis+Gyr.

At present, the system operates 43,000 metering points spread throughout the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria. The new contract expands coverage to approximately 85,000 metering points, involving the calculation of nearly 300,000 load profiles, data from which will be read and used by the SAP ERP system as well as associated IT systems.

Martin Michek, commercial director of ÄŒEZ Měření, says: “The goal of our project was to create a stable and effective structure for data acquisition and processing from the profile meters within the whole group. We have succeeded in building up a complex solution that will enable us to provide service of a higher quality and also, it is a good base for an increase in metering process effectiveness.”