Distribution Control Systems, Inc. (DCSI) has announced the recent purchase of certain intellectual property and physical assets of CIC Global LLC related to prepayment technology. CIC operates as an international systems development company focused on providing energy utilities with technological tools for the deregulated era.

By integrating CIC's prepayment technology with DCSI's Two-Way Automatic Communications System (TWACS®) solution, DCSI will be able to offer the benefits of prepayment to complement TWACS' demand response, load control, peak load management, TOU pricing and tamper and theft detection capabilities, among others.

In the near term DCSI will be selling the standard CIC products to fulfill utility customers' immediate needs. The company's longer-term plan is to integrate the prepayment modular element into its TWACS solutions suite. CIC's systems have been in operation for 13 years, and are deployed in four countries.

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