Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


DataCol to distribute Itron's water metering systems

DataCol to distribute Itron's water metering products and systems under partnership agreement

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. and CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — July 21, 2014

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) and DataCol announced today a partnership to bring integrated data platforms to New Zealand which will deliver higher levels of data services to the Water sector. Integrated Data Platforms help Water Utilities to deliver higher levels of service, improve financial performance and better manage infrastructure decisions for the future. DataCol, one of Australasia's leading water sector-focused data companies, will distribute Itron's technology solutions within New Zealand.

Water management will remain a key issue for the New Zealand economy. Under this partnership, DataCol will also provide technologies and services that complement Itron's technology portfolio to provide utilities with a complete solution to reduce their Non-Revenue Water, improve their financial performance, enhance their customer services and their brand.

"The partnership will enable water utilities in New Zealand to leverage data to become more resourceful in the way they manage their water." said Dominique Lerouge, Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Delivery for Water and Heat, APAC. "We hope it will help facilitate the New Zealand water industry to take advantage of best-in-class technology and services to manage water efficiently, enable their customers to feel empowered and in-control and to offer long term affordable yet sustainable water and waste water supply."

"DataCol has been proactive in the area of water management and conservation by providing strategic advice and resources to utilities, local government and the country’s large agricultural sector. As a partnership, Itron and DataCol have the opportunity to play a leading role in implementing reform across New Zealand's water sector. Itron offers global best practice ideas and technology in the area of water management, which will help DataCol continue to innovate with our solutions in the New Zealand market," said Bruce Franks, CEO of DataCol.

About Itron
Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us in creating a more resourceful world; start here: www.itron.com.

About DataCol

DataCol provides technology and services that help organisations gather field data from meters and other measurement devices in the electricity, gas and water sectors. We also add value to this data by aggregating and presenting it to our customers electronically so they can use for billing, customer service, checking compliance and other activities.

We manage millions of records per year and turn that into useful commercial information. This helps them make better decisions and drive cash flow.

With a heritage in providing solutions to electricity, gas and water utilities in Australia and New Zealand, DataCol is now partnering with a network of companies to deliver solutions to agricultural and other sectors.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Sky City : Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out. The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill.
More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: Mediation Between Lyttelton Port And Union Fails

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) has opted to continue its overtime ban indefinitely after mediation with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) failed to progress collective bargaining. More>>

Earlier:

Science Policy: Callaghan, NSC Funding Knocked In Submissions

Callaghan Innovation, which was last year allocated a budget of $566 million over four years to dish out research and development grants, and the National Science Challenges attracted criticism in submissions on the government’s draft national statement of science investment, with science funding largely seen as too fragmented. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Spark, Voda And Telstra To Lay New Trans-Tasman Cable

Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand’s two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building a trans-Tasman submarine cable to bolster broadband traffic between the neighbouring countries and the rest of the world. More>>

ALSO:

More:

Statistics: Current Account Deficit Widens

New Zealand's annual current account deficit was $6.1 billion (2.6 percent of GDP) for the year ended September 2014. This compares with a deficit of $5.8 billion (2.5 percent of GDP) for the year ended June 2014. More>>

ALSO:

Still In The Red: NZ Govt Shunts Out Surplus To 2016

The New Zealand government has pushed out its targeted return to surplus for a year as falling dairy prices and a low inflation environment has kept a lid on its rising tax take, but is still dangling a possible tax cut in 2017, the next election year and promising to try and achieve the surplus pledge on which it campaigned for election in September. More>>

ALSO:

Job Insecurity: Time For Jobs That Count In The Meat Industry

“Meat Workers face it all”, says Graham Cooke, Meat Workers Union National Secretary. “Seasonal work, dangerous jobs, casual and zero hours contracts, and increasing pressure on workers to join non-union individual agreements. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news