Arcadian Networks and Itron Join Forces to Deliver Utility Smart Grid Communications

Arcadian Networks has entered into a joint marketing and development agreement with Itron Inc. (Nasdaq: ITRI). The relationship combines the expertise of Itron, a leading provider of end-to-end smart grid solutions including smart meters and software, with Arcadian Networks’ secure, enterprise-wide broadband communication solutions for smart grid applications.

"This collaboration enables Itron and Arcadian to offer utilities a complete smart grid communication solution including integrated operations and backhaul communications for our advanced meter infrastructure and smart grid solutions. Arcadian’s SMART Network Methodology reflects their focus on providing smart grid communications solutions tailored specifically to the needs of the utility industry," noted Philip Mezey, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Itron North America.

Arcadian Networks Chief Executive Officer Ed Solar added, "We look forward to joining forces with Itron to complement their leadership in smart grid solutions. Arcadian’s strength as the market forerunner dedicated to meeting the stringent security and unique operational needs of utilities is a natural fit with Itron’s expansive smart grid offerings and capabilities."

Arcadian Networks designs and delivers wireless broadband communication systems to the energy sector. The real-time, two-way communication networks provide the backbone of all "smart" energy solutions — delivering operating efficiencies, interoperability and security. Designed specifically for utility, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries, the IP converged networks are based on private, secured 700 MHz spectrum. Customized services range from blueprint to network deployment, systems integration, through customer service. For more information, please visit:

Itron Inc. is a leading technology provider to the global energy and water industries. Our company is the world’s leading provider of intelligent metering, data collection and utility software solutions, with nearly 8,000 utilities worldwide relying on our technology to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water. Our products include electricity, gas, water and heat meters, data collection and communication systems, including automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); meter data management and related software applications; as well as project management, installation, and consulting services. To know more, start here: