Itron said it will leverage Panasonic’s ultrasonic sensor technology to enhance its new residential static meters.

The companies are also working together to integrate key hardware electronics operating on low power radio into Itron’s advanced gas data collection solution.

Panasonic global marketing manager for gas meter devices Masanori Iwai said working on these projects with Itron has enabled Panasonic to leverage its expertise in electronic gas metering and high performance radio frequency technology to serve the metering industry of Europe.

Itron is a provider of energy and water resource management solutions and Panasonic is a manufacturer of electronic products.