Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Arm and EDMI partner to secure smart metering

Steve Rogerson
April 2, 2019



Singapore-based EDMI is partnering with chip designer Arm to increase the power and security of its smart metering products.
 
It aims to use the Arm Mbed operating system and the Pelion IoT platform.
 
EDMI has deployed metering devices and its energy cloud software to millions of endpoints globally, enabling varied applications including end customer billing, meter data management, distribution network management with transformer monitoring and power quality measurement, demand response, distributed solar generation monitoring, and loss management.
 
This partnership should let EDMI cement its position in smart metering and diversify into other IoT verticals.
 
"We are thrilled to announce this partnership," said How New Seng, chief executive officer at EDMI. “Leveraging our heritage in smart metering, the partnership with Arm will bring added value to our customers, which includes scalable, secure and IoT-enabled smart metering.”
 
Hima Mukkamala, senior vice president and general manager for IoT cloud services at Arm, added: "Smart meters can help utilities quickly localise and address an outage, detect power theft, and provide cost savings and new revenue streams, but the deployments need to be scalable and secure. We are partnering with EDMI to provide utilities with a secure end-to-end solution to develop, deploy, connect and manage smart meters through Mbed OS and the Pelion IoT platform."
 
EDMI designs, develops and manufactures energy meters and metering systems for the global utility industry. Its portfolio includes metering products, infrastructure and energy management systems. The company is owned by Osaki Electric, a Japanese metering provider listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.