Landis+Gyr AG (Landis+Gyr) has introduced a new solution brand, Gridstream, for use in new smart metering and communications system deployments. The new solution is designed to offer utility customers a flexible, scalable, interoperable and open two-way communication and network solution. It is supported by wideness of the company's technology portfolio for all the advanced metering infrastructure/management (AMI/AMM) deployments.

The new Gridstream is an advanced energy management offering that represents that satisfies customers’ requirements in multi-energy metering, distribution management solutions, and the personal energy management devices.

‘Today we are unveiling Landis+Gyr’s solution brand, Gridstream, as our leading edge offering for the smart grid of tomorrow. This integrated suite is designed to meet and exceed the highest standards utilities have for their deployments and energy consumers expect from a market leader,’ said Landis+Gyr chief executive officer Cameron O’Reilly. ‘Utilities understand how crucial it is to pick the right supplier for an AMI/AMM rollout, and Gridstream is an essential ingredient in helping our customers manage energy better.’

The company provides one of the widest portfolios of products and the services in electricity metering industry including the integrated AMI solutions, communication systems and software, meters, meter data management and also the related support and services.

‘Gridstream represents the evolution of Landis+Gyr’s market-leading product offering to meet the increasingly complex global needs of the utility industry. Our open architecture is extremely flexible and is well suited for a wide variety of communications platforms including: wireless mesh radio, power line carrier, as well as 2G/3G based public communications networks. Additionally, our software is integrated with multiple meter data management (MDM) systems allowing for custom tailored output and functionality,’ added Andreas Umbach, Landis+Gyr’s president and chief operating officer.

The advanced metering is anticipated to revolutionize the energy management and grid reliability across the globe. The smart metering solutions offer a continuous flow of data between the customer meters and utility back-end systems. With this capability, utilities are able to provide customers a wide array of new pricing, demand response, and energy automation options that improve the efficiency and reliability of electricity grid. The customers will benefit from more information, expanded choices, and simpler, smarter management of their energy use. With smart metering, the customers will be able to gain more value from their energy expenditures and decrease the environmental impact of their energy use.