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Universal Meter operates on cellular and mesh AMI networks.

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Press Release Summary:

July 30, 2014 - REXUniversal® meter incorporates point-to-point cellular communications technology, which expands number of rural and remote residential utility customers who can be served by smart meters and smart grid systems. Operating on Verizon (CDMA) and AT&T (GSM) cellular networks as well as mesh AMI networks, this integrated universal meter platform supports smart grid systems from diverse vendors.

Elster Electricity, LLC

208 S. Rogers Lane, Raleigh, NC, 27610, USA

Original Press Release

Elster Introduces New Version of REXUniversal Meter

Press release date: July 28, 2014

Enhancements Add New Levels of Cellular Communications Support

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Elster Solutions has released a new version of its REXUniversal® meter that further enhances the smart meter line's interoperability and interchangeability with other smart grid vendors. This version incorporates point-to-point cellular communications technology which greatly expands the number of rural and remote residential utility customers who can be served by smart meters and modern smart grid systems.

As the world's first integrated universal meter platform, the REXUniversal opens the smart grid playing field with capability to support smart grid systems from numerous vendors. With the addition of cellular support, the Elster REXUniversal meter now operates on cellular as well as mesh AMI networks. Plans are in place to expand support via Elster's open communications architecture for a growing list of third-party communications technologies. Verizon (CDMA) and AT&T (GSM) cellular networks are supported with this release.

"There are multiple benefits of the REXUniversal meter," said Mark Fronmuller, President, Elster Solutions. "It is a big step toward our goal of giving our customers new opportunities to save time and money via networks that interoperate as a single, integrated AMI. Our vision is a world where utilities have the ultimate in flexibility, security and cost savings through the ability to switch between mesh, cellular and multiple head ends as their needs, budgets and smart grid plans evolve."

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:
Elster Solutions
Barbara Lehenbauer
919-212-5088
barbara.lehenbauer@elster.com
or
Juhl Communications
Ginger Juhl
720 200 4082
ginger.juhl@elster.com

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