Smart grid technology roundup: What’s new in metering, analytics and more



It’s been a while since we checked in on what’s coming from smart grid technology companies, so here’s a quick summary of several new products, enhancements and services.



Elster Solutions has released a new version of its REXUniversal® meter that further expands the smart meter line's interoperability and interchangeability with other smart grid vendors. This version incorporates point-to-point cellular communications technology which greatly expands the number of rural and remote residential utility customers who can be served by smart meters and modern smart grid systems. Read more >>


Trimble introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management softwareâ€"Trimble® Connectâ„¢ version 1.8. The latest release of the cloud-based, Geographic Information System (GIS)-centric software includes a suite of applications that allow water, wastewater and stormwater utilities to visualize and efficiently manage their network maintenance and data collection activities. Read more >>


EnerNOC also announced its newest software update. This update includes the Company's new predictive energy algorithm and tariff engine, empowering enterprise customers to predict energy costs with a high degree of accuracy. Read more >>


Belden has released the next generation of its Tofino Security solutions for industrial control systems. The new Tofino Xenon and Tofino Configurator (TC 2.0) offer a level of flexibility and customization the company describes as unique to the industry, and enable network managers to easily upgrade their existing systems without downtime. Read more >>