Alablama PowerAlabama, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 3, 2006 – U.S. utility Alabama Power Company has announced the successful completion of an evaluation process of StatSignal, Hunt Technologies’ two-way RF mesh system. Alabama Power is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company; Hunt Technologies is a global supplier of advanced metering infrastructure solutions.

The announcement comes after extensive collaborative development, field trials and total process validation with the Southern Company over the past 18 months.

“The successful completion of this evaluation is another step forward for the StatSignal RF mesh AMI solution,” said Elden Grace, System Marketing Manager for the StatSignal system at Hunt. “We have been able to advance our true, dynamic, two-way RF mesh system with the cooperation and resolve of the Southern Company.”

The StatSignal system provides utilities with the functionality needed to meet recent government regulations and the energy efficiency needs of the global energy market, with future-proof system features such as remote firmware upgrades to protect a utility’s investment.

“Through a complete evaluation of the StatSignal system, we have managed to learn together about the process change requirements and total benefits associated with deploying a true RF mesh AMI system,” said Derl Rhoades of Alabama Power Company.