Palatine, IL, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- April 21, 2008 – Schneider Electric has incorporated PrimeRead software into its product lineup, aiding utilities in the automated collection and management of their metering data. PrimeRead, a multi-vendor, multi-network software designed by Prinestone Corporation, supports a full complement of current communications network technologies and meter types, enabling the use of new technologies as they emerge.

PrimeRead software has an open architecture design that fosters superior flexibility and simplifies data exchange with corporate information technology systems for billing, operations and customer information. PrimeRead software, along with the application’s modern relational database, eliminates the need to maintain an obscure, obsolete database structure or proprietary file formats.

Utilities can create and schedule unlimited reports by using standard reporting tools, access more than 100 standard provided report templates, and easily email or post reports to FTP sites. With its decision cube, advanced filtering, spreadsheets and graphics, PrimeRead software doubles as a powerful yet inexpensive data mining tool. It offers an auto-correction capability for daylight-saving time and unlimited, customizable calendars through which utilities can perform data analysis and apply time-of-use structures.

“Utilities are demanding improved communications systems and adherence to open standards so they can move toward a smart grid system in which devices communicate and make the network more reliable,” said Michael Burns, national sales manager of utilities for Schneider Electric’s Power Management Operations. “PrimeRead software easily manages the large amounts of data inherent in utility monitoring and control systems and turns them into actionable information by reporting, analysis and sharing other applications. The software gives utilities the power to take advantage of ever-changing developments in communications standards and technologies.

“PrimeRead software supports online and interactive data validation. VEE routines are configurable to customers’ needs, based on their market operator or regulatory requirements. It enables meter data management for AMI and takes advantage of all Windows operational and connectivity options, thus minimizing the learning curve and optimizing workflow,” Burns said. “PrimeRead software also complements other Schneider Electric energy and operations management solutions, including PowerLogic metering systems.”