SOURCE: Trilliant Networks, Inc.

February 05, 2007 09:01 ET

Trilliant Networks Expands Wireless Meshreader™ Communications Offering for Gas Meter Applications

Industry's First Open Standards-Based Interval Data Recorder for Gas Metering

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- Trilliant Networks, Inc. today announced the release of an open standards-based MeshReader™ gas meter communication module providing utilities with an advanced gas metering solution for residential AMI applications. The Trilliant NCZL401 Gas Access Point is the first ANSI standards-based integrated interval recorder for gas meters. When used in combination with Trilliant Networks' wireless mesh system, this offering provides an affordable solution delivery of interval meter data to internal systems.

"Trilliant continues to lead the industry with open standards-based wireless solutions for metering applications," said Bill Vogel, president and CEO of Trilliant Networks. "The gas MeshReader product is an important addition to the Trilliant suite of AMI solutions that enable utilities to break the cycle of vendor lock-in based on proprietary technologies."

The new Trilliant NCZL401 MeshReader module conforms with ANSI C12.19 and C12.22 providing customers with transparency in terms of protocol development and access. It is fully configurable, programmable and readable via a wireless network eliminating costly on-site visits. The NCZL401 is supported by Trilliant's family of mesh network solutions and can be managed in a gas only or combined with electric and water metering applications. Wireless communications and data transfers are secure and the system automatically reconfigures and restores itself under adverse environmental conditions. The gas MeshReader module also provides storage for up to one year of hourly data reads, enhancing reliability.

The NCZL401 can be used in conjunction with any of the popular mechanical meter types including diaphragm, rotary and turbine gas meters as well as gas volume connectors. It is compatible with nearly all American Meter, Invensys/Equimeter/Rockwell and Actaris/Schlumberger/Sprague diaphragm meters and can be installed in the field without interupting gas service.

About Trilliant Networks

Trilliant Networks, Inc. is the industry leader in open solutions for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response, and grid management. The company is focused on delivering ANSI and IEEE standards-based AMI, without vendor lock-in, enabling choice of meter, network and IT infrastructures. Trilliant brings over 20 years' experience solving AMI needs for utility customers through the legacy of its Nertec brand founded in 1985. Additionally Trilliant is the originator of the first ANSI tools for development, simulation and compliance now used by most meter manufacturers and AMI companies to develop and test ANSI meters as well as meter communication products. Trilliant has more than 100 utility customers including Baltimore Gas & Electric, Duke Energy, Hydro One, Hydro Quebec, Milton Hydro, Northeast Utilities, OneOK, Public Service Electric & Gas and San Diego Gas & Electric.

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