Itron and Bsquare First to Provide App Community for Grid Edge Devices

LIBERTY LAKE & BELLEVUE, WA---Itron, Inc. and Bsquare advance distributed intelligence by providing a secure OpenWay Riva App Community for edge devices, including meters, sensors and other devices. Itron will use Bsquare’s DataV IoT software stack to enable easy app downloads and management for Itron’s OpenWay Riva network devices. Itron will demonstrate this capability at DistribuTECH in San Diego, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in booth #2613.

Itron’s OpenWay Riva solution provides distributed intelligence and computing power in meters and grid devices, enabling real-time analysis of data and peer-to-peer communication among intelligent devices at the edge of the network. Bsquare DataV provides a software distribution layer embedded within the OpenWay Riva network that allows utilities to dynamically and securely download apps to targeted populations of meters, easily enabling new functionality and capabilities.

The ability for utilities to securely distribute apps to meters and grid devices can add a wide range of functionality over time, thereby adding value to fixed capital assets. Examples of applications that can be dynamically added to devices include advanced theft detection, high impedance detection, load disaggregation, locational awareness, active demand response and many others. In addition, third party developers can also provide their applications to the OpenWay Riva App Community. Bsquare DataV provides Itron’s app community with the ability to efficiently manage and monitor the status of millions of remote devices.

For more details, visit http://www.itron.com
 

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