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Elster Solutions Attains UL Listing for its A3 ALPHA Smart Meter

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elster Solutions proudly announces that its A3 ALPHA meter has achieved a new Underwriters Laboratories (UL) voluntary safety listing, establishing it as one of the premiere meters of its kind to receive certification.

"Having achieved this UL safety certification further enhances the A3 ALPHA meter platform and validates the design as a safe and secure electric meter for the marketplace," says Dennis Warden, VP & GM for Electric Metering from Elster Solutions. Since its introduction over a decade ago, the A3 ALPHA meter has a proven track record of success and is recognized as a market leader.

The recently published UL Standard for Safety for Electric Utility Meters requires testing against flammability and water ingress, as well as for mechanical and radio frequency emissions of electric utility meters. UL listing provides further confidence in the A3 ALPHA Smart Meter as well as to future Elster products.

Warden additionally states, "Elster is dedicated to maintaining high quality standards, continued product improvement, and a firm commitment to consumers' safety. Utilities must be confident in the safety and quality of the electric meters they deploy. This is critical to them and their customers. UL is the recognized leader in safety and the UL listing translates to higher consumer confidence."

About UL

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.ul.com/.

About Elster

Elster delivers complete Smart Grid and Energy Management Solutions that drive energy efficiency, operational improvements and cost savings for utilities, commercial and industrial customers and consumers. Elster uses its speed and agility to drive interoperability and open standards and strategically collaborates with customers and partners.

Its end-to-end electricity, water and gas offerings include advanced meters/sensors, secure communications, and data collection, management and analytics. Elster is dedicated to customer success in more than 130 countries through Elster's professional integration services, technical support and training.

For more information about Elster, please visit www.elstersolutions.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ElsterSolutions.

CONTACT: Juhl Communications Ginger Juhl 303-955-4771 ginger.juhl@elster.com

Source: Elster Solutions