Itron announces strategic alliance with Panasonic Itron (ITRI) has formed a strategic alliance with Panasonic (PC) to develop a smart meter platform tailored to the Japanese market. The companies will utilize their combined global experience and local presence to offer a smart metering solution that will meet Japanís electric utilitiesí needs and requirements today and into the future. As part of the agreement, Itron will design, develop and deliver an Itron smart meter with its 3G cellular communications to Panasonic. With this collaboration, Panasonic will expand its communications product line to the smart meter business.
Itron, i2O Water announce new partnership Itron announced a new alliance with i2O Water. The collaboration will expand Itronís water portfolio and round out its non-revenue water offering. Itron has signed a five-year agreement to distribute i2Oís Smart Pressure Management products.