The new meter, branded as the Sensus iCON APX FlexNet C&I meter will be built on GE’s proven and tested kV2c C&I meter platform and integrated with the Sensus FlexNet radio to deliver customer demanded accuracy, reliability and quality for Sensus AMI deployments.
“Working with GE extends the Sensus Commercial and Industrial meter portfolio to include more meter forms, enhanced feature set and immediate time to market,” said Chuck Armatys, electric industry strategic marketing manager. “This collaboration is the first step in offering GE meter technology, which is the industry benchmark for performance and quality, to Sensus customers worldwide.”
The new iCON APX meter uses the broad portfolio of proven GE technology in the C&I space and will incorporate several new integrated features such as remote upgradability, remote feature updates and true ANSI C12.19 data reporting. The collaboration between the two companies will enable Sensus to expand its offerings to include both the ANSI and IEC C&I solutions to meet customer needs quickly and effectively.
“We always have known that our kV2c family of electricity meters was an industry-leading platform, and this collaboration with Sensus is further evidence that the industry values the GE brand and design,” said Luke Clemente, general manager of metering—digital energy for GE Energy Services. “Utilities are looking for innovative automatic meter reading solutions to apply to their residential and commercial metering applications, and GE and Sensus are delivering with the new Sensus iCON APX FlexNet C&I meter.”
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Sensus (sensus.com) is a leading utility infrastructure company offering smart meters, communication systems, software and services for the electric, gas, and water industries. Sensus technology helps utilities drive operational efficiency and customer engagement with applications that include advanced meter reading, data acquisition, demand response, distribution automation, home area networking and outdoor lighting control. Customers worldwide trust the innovation, quality and reliability of Sensus solutions for the intelligent use and conservation of energy and water. To follow Twitter updates from Sensus, please visit twitter.com/sensussmartgrid.
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