Winchester, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- June 23, 2011 - Several new members have joined the alliance of companies including Elster, Landis+Gyr AG and Secure Meters, which is developing common standards for the U.K. smart meter market.

The new members are GE, Itron Inc., Logica Plc,  SAP AG, Sensus USA Inc., and Trilliant Inc.

The alliance, which was formed last July, is developing a set of specifications based on open standards that will make the products from the member companies interoperable in the U.K. market.