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Upgraded data management software improves data storage architecture

Steve Rogerson
April 1, 2015
Swiss company Landis & Gyr has released version 3.5 of its Gridstream meter data management system (MDMS), which includes a revised data storage architecture, improved performance of on-demand commands and a better user interface.
The meter data management platform validates the accuracy and integrity of data and automates the movement of those data between utility and advanced metering head-end systems. In version 3.5, the data synchronisation engine architecture has been changed changed to allow easier integration of master data. This improves the process for registering changes in meter status, such as new meter or service connections.
Other features include expedited handling of on-demand commands to the advanced metering infrastructure network, performance improvements for the SmartData for outage management extension to boost scalability of the application, and multi-language support to enhance global usability of the product.
"Continued improvements to how Gridstream MDMS processes meter data and commands are complemented in this version by user interface enhancements that make the product easier to use and more valuable to our customers," said Dave Connaker, president of Landis  & Gyr's Gridstream MDMS. "And as Gridstream MDMS gains more prominence in global markets, we've extended features such as multi-language support for expanded global usability."
The meter data management system supports some of the world's largest advanced metering deployments. It currently processes data for more than 57 million metering endpoints at utilities around the globe.