Landis+Gyr and DC Systems Complete Software License Agreement
Landis+Gyr will market a suite of products called SCADA Center that include applications for controlling Gridstream DA devices, process automation and monitoring and reporting on system events.
“This agreement enables Landis+Gyr to better utilize the DC Systems products with our Gridstream solution for distribution automation so our customers will have full access to product features, while getting service and support from one supplier,” said Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Landis+Gyr. “We will also have the ability to add support for additional DA end devices and expand the capabilities of our network.”
Many of Landis+Gyr’s customers currently use DC Systems products for advanced control of distribution automation systems. The SCADA Center software suite provides an integrated system for controlling field devices such as reclosers, sectionalizing switches, interrupters and capacitor controllers. The acquired data can then be viewed by operators directly, using SCADA Center, or be served to other higher level corporate systems, such as EMS, DMS, and OMS. It also optimizes bandwidth in the Landis+Gyr RF mesh network by using the intelligence built into the Landis+Gyr RF radios to analyze data changes before reports are sent.
“DC Systems has worked closely with Landis+Gyr for many years, jointly deploying systems at several customer sites,” said Douglass Campbell, President of DC Systems. “The combination of our technology with the market presence and strength of Landis+Gyr provides a market-leading solution for customers implementing smart grid systems.”
The addition of SCADA Center to the Gridstream solution set will allow Landis+Gyr customers to deploy a fully integrated distribution automation and advanced metering network with a single point of contact and support. In addition to expanding the types of end devices supported by the system software, Landis+Gyr also has the option of developing interfaces with its advanced metering operating software for enhanced gird monitoring capabilities. Landis+Gyr will begin distribution and support for SCADA Center in the first quarter of 2010.
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. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
About DC Systems
DC Systems, located in Pleasanton California, is a leading developer of Smart Grid software for electric utilities. DC Systems provides the RTscada family of products which are used to acquire real-time data from intelligent substation and field devices, securely transport the data over utility communication and network systems, and present the data in a meaningful way to both users and other enterprise systems such as EMS, DMS, OMS, maintenance, and corporate historians. The product family includes data concentrators, communication gateways, substation masters, transmission and distribution SCADA, as well as enterprise information management and data presentation systems. Advanced distribution automation programs provide real-time data analysis, decision making and automated control to perform feeder self-healing and optimization functions.