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Spokane, WA --- (METERING.COM) --- July 11, 2006 – Itron Inc. and Actaris US Liquid Measurement, subsidiary of France-based meter designer and manufacturer Actaris, have today entered into a distribution agreement for Itron’s automatic meter reading (AMR) technology in North America.

Chuck Strawn, vice president and general manager for Actaris Liquid Measurement, said that the data capabilities of Itron’s AMR endpoints, combined with the high accuracy and robustness of the Actaris water meter will move utilities to a new level of efficiency.

Russ Vanos, vice president for water and public power sales for Itron Inc. added: “This agreement certifies that Itron products are compatible with Actaris solutions and we are very happy to be working together in the water industry.”