The National Rural Electric Co-operative Association (NRECA) has certified that the TWACS® NetServer™ version 2.02 SP3 software application is MultiSpeak® 2 compliant for the meter reading/customer billing data flow. TWACS (two-way automatic communication system) is the power line carrier AMR system manufactured by Distribution Control Systems, Inc.
The MultiSpeak initiative is a collaborative effort of the NRECA and software providers and consultants that serve electricity utilities. Its goal is to make interoperable software available to utilities as cost-effectively as possible. In order to achieve this, the initiative seeks to gain as wide a consensus on the definition of data exchange specifications as it can. Where custom development is necessary to meet a utility's needs, MultiSpeak provides a foundation that minimises the cost of specialised development.
DCSI is an active participant in the MultiSpeak Software Integration Initiative, where 120 companies and consultants are participating in the development of the architecture for MultiSpeak standards.