Elster Introduces Connexo(R), a Unified Utility Intelligence Solution

RALEIGH, NC, N.C., Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elster today announced the launch of Connexo, the company's next-generation smart grid software suite. Connexo solves several problems utilities face as they strive to manage the escalating volumes, types and complexity of smart grid data needed to meet evolving business, regulatory and customer expectations.
Connexo integrates key operational workflows, business processes and smart grid data from multiple devices and vendors into a single interoperable solution. As a result, it provides utilities with a unified and simple approach for securely collecting, processing, storing and managing smart grid data.

The software eliminates challenges that arise for utilities operating separate data collection and management systems, and its built-in workflow automation and guided decision-making are designed to enhance operator productivity and reduce the cost and complexity of utility operations.

Connexo supports over 200 communication protocols, enabling seamless collection and processing of data from many different meter and sensor vendors within the smart grid ecosystem. Its modular architecture was designed with a rapidly changing future in mind, providing the flexibility to easily add new devices, protocols and applications supporting present and future use cases as the industry and each utility's needs change. Connexo is designed to scale efficiently to handle terabytes of data.

"Connexo, built to simplify the utility journey, is an adaptive platform that reliably supports the transformation of a continuous inflow of data from an evolving grid into meaningful insights and business decisions," says Dimitri Degraeve, global head of Product Management Software and Services.

"Our vision is to realize the tremendous promise of a single, unified multi-vendor, multi-network application suite. We believe that the resulting Connexo suite is truly game-changing and that it will redefine the criteria for effective grid applications."

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.

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

Source: Elster Solutions