Phoenix IT signs pact with Netinium

Our Bureau Visakhapatnam | Updated on July 28, 2011 Published on July 28, 2011

Phoenix IT Solutions Ltd, the smart utility software and services provider here, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Netinium to offer automated meter reading (AMR)/automated metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions for power, piped gas and water distribution companies in India and abroad.

AMI, says the press release, is the critical component of the smart grid infrastructure for next generation utilities in power, gas and water utilities. AMR forms the foundation on which utilities can hope to reduce energy consumption and help the cause of environment.

Metering data

AMR /AMI systems generate huge amounts of data that is captured using a metering head-end system (communication platform) and then transferred to a meter data management system, where the data is cleaned, validated and analysed for decision support.

This metering data is further used for billing, revenue assurance and outage management.

Netinium, based at Wormer in the Netherlands, is a leading provider of vendor independent AMR/AMI Head-end (communications platform) solution and services for smart metering deployments in partnership with major metering companies. Phoenix is known for its versatile mPower Meter Data Management System, built on a robust BI platform.

Phoenix and Netinium are now combining their strengths to take on the global smart metering market, which is at the core of smart grid and smart city projects coming up all over the world. Both organisations shall also have a special focus on the emerging smart grid markets in India and the Gulf.

“We began our journey with Phoenix about two and half years back that culminated in this global partnership today. mPower™ MDMS from Phoenix perfectly complements our AMI head-end solution” said Netinium CEO Mr.Ferry Cserep.

“We had been searching for ideal partners in the smart metering and smart grid space and we found that Netinium solutions can accelerate our US entry strategy,” added Mr G. S. Murali Krishna, CEO of Phoenix.

Published on July 28, 2011
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