Landis+Gyr Announces Shipment of 2 Millionth FOCUS AX Smart Meter
Lafayette, Indiana – December 3, 2009 – Landis+Gyr, the global leader in next-generation energy management solutions, marked an important milestone this week with the shipment of its 2 millionth FOCUS® AX meter. The FOCUS AX combines advanced functionality and value in a platform that supports multiple communication option, making it the leading meter in utility advanced metering deployments.
Landis+Gyr provides the FOCUS AX meter to numerous utilities across the country that are actively engaged in smart metering programs. PG&E, Pepco Holdings (PHI), Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Oncor, AEP Texas and many others have selected the Landis+Gyr FOCUS meter to bring advanced functionality to energy consumers.
“Market recognition of the FOCUS AX meter has been tremendous,” said Jerry Figurilli, senior vice president and general manager of Landis+Gyr’s Energy Measurement Products division. “We are proud of the performance and acceptance of this meter, which has become the ‘gold standard’ in the industry.”
With an optional service switch integrated into the meter base, utilities can take advantage of the 200-Amp relay to connect power or limit service remotely using an advanced metering communications system or manually at the meter.
A single circuit board design, mounted at the front of the meter, allows room for modular advanced metering communications devices to be integrated. Fewer parts and connectors throughout the board design increase reliability and contribute to better overall endpoint performance. Highly accurate load performance and the use of a field-proven digital multiplication measurement technique ensure reliability and dependability during the entire life of the FOCUS AX meter.
The FOCUS AX meets or exceeds applicable ANSI specifications and is designed to easily adapt to a variety of advanced metering communication technologies. It is available in multiple forms with programs and firmware that are upgradeable from a wireless or optical connection.
Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents, and employs over 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.