Itron Teams With Cisco On Smart Grid Efforts

Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron, the maker of smart utility meters, said Tuesday that it is in a partnership with Cisco, to launch a next generation smart grid platform. The two, who have been in a strategic alliance since September of 2010, said their technology connects Cisco's hardware and software with Itron's IPv6 meters, along with other equipment. The two said their products provide "plug and play" interoperability of smart grid applications and devices.