SOURCE: Nighthawk


October 12, 2010 08:00 ET

Nighthawk Announces Two-Way Smart Meter Module for Itron CENTRON II Meter Platform

New Solution Brings Next Generation Technology and Benefits to Existing Automated Meter Reading Deployments

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  Nighthawk (, a smart grid solutions company, announces the availability of its new two-way Nighthawk RDM950 module for Itron's CENTRON® II Meter. With the Nighthawk RDM950 on the CENTRON II platform, utilities are in complete control. With this product combination, utilities can quickly and easily perform remote disconnects and reconnects to better manage residential electric service safely and cost-effectively. A brief video describing the RDM 950 can be accessed at

Harnessing the resources of an existing communication infrastructure, the Nighthawk RDM950 solution with bi-directional communications integrated in the CENTRON II platform provides a range of advanced features including reads on demand, remote disconnect/reconnect, tamper and outage detection and so much more.

The Nighthawk RDM module is also available with a Nighthawk Messenger, ERT Compatible radio, allowing utilities to maintain their existing infrastructure while adding advanced features on a tactical basis. Make move-in and move-outs simple and easy to manage with this offering as it enables utilities to manage service transitions. This integrated solution lowers the cost of ownership allowing utilities to better manage load control applications, demand side management, time of use, and prepayment services.

The RDM950 provides utilities a two-way messaging vehicle that can provide the information needed to improve revenue collection, enhance profitability of electrical distribution systems, and even enable customers to be more responsive to energy conservation requirements. Once installed, disconnects and reconnects are performed from the safety and comfort of your office while using Nighthawk's hosted WebConnect™ software.

"With the release of Nighthawk's solution on our new CENTRON II meter platform, we can provide our customers with expanded functionality that is complementary to our ChoiceConnect™ suite of solutions," said Lowell Rust, Director of Product Marketing, Itron Electricity Metering. "This partnership demonstrates the openness and flexibility of Itron's solutions and our continued commitment to offer a wide-range of capabilities to our customers."

"Nighthawk is excited to launch this product. The Nighthawk RDM950 communications integrated into the Itron CENTRON will be a key enabler for utilities with AMR systems given both its two-way GSM communication and our Messenger communications for MDM and CIS. This product is consistent with our legacy of providing utilities with critical communication devices that enable them to maintain high service levels to customers across their service territory," said Michael Mayer Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nighthawk.

About Nighthawk
Nighthawk ( is a leading provider of intelligent devices and systems that allow for the centralized, on-demand management of assets and processes. Nighthawk products are used throughout the United States in a variety of mission critical applications, including utility applications, remotely turning on and off and rebooting devices, activating alarms, and controlling back up generation.

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    Michael Mayer
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