4 new partners join the Meters and More Association
Brussels, 21 November 2012
Meters and More AISBL has recently approved the joining of Renesas Electronics Corporation (Japan) as Full Member and three new Associated Members: Corinex Communications Corp. (Canada) CAM Brasil Multiserviços LTDA (Brazil), Wireless Maingate Nordic AB (Sweden). IBM Corp. (USA) has been replaced by IBM Italia S.p.A (Italy).
The Meters and More Association counts now 33 members representing a balanced sample of the various stakeholders involved in the smart metering field, enabling the diffusion of interoperable smart metering systems and consequently share the benefits of the open protocol.
Christos Aslanidis, Product Marketing Manager for Powerline Communications at Renesas, said, “we are pleased to see that open standards such as Meters & More are increasingly getting traction in the European market place, enabling the realization of a smart society, and have the opportunity to help increase that traction with Renesas’ leading edge technologies and solutions.”
“Renesas is a key player in the field of PLC, and we are convinced that its knowledge and support will further contribute to the evolution of our open protocol and help the association reach its objective of fostering the diffusion of interoperable smart metering solutions worldwide.” said the General Manager of Meters and More, Giacomo Gargano.
About Meters and More Association
Meters and More AISBL (Association Internationale Sans But Lucratif) is an international non-profit organization founded in 2010 with the scope to adopt, maintain and evolve an open communication protocol for smart metering solutions within well defined open rules; promote smart metering standardization and the existence of a range of interoperable devices, applications and services and provide a certification process to ensure the compliance of products with Meters and More specifications.
Meters and More is a new generation protocol, leveraging the not-for-profit association founders Enel and Endesa’s experience in AMI, aiming to provide the energy industry with a proven open protocol for smart metering, in line with the European Commission’s Mandate 441 to achieve standardisation across Europe.