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Elster and Tropos strengthen Smart Grid solutions for utilities with reseller agreement

Agreement provides utilities with turn-key solutions for Smart Grid deployments

December 15, 2010 - Elster (NYSE: ELT) and Tropos Networks today announced they have signed a reseller agreement that expands Elster’s portfolio of turn-key Smart Grid communications solutions. Under the agreement, Elster will resell Tropos’ wireless regional area networking products, further extending the breadth of communications offerings of EnergyAxis®, Elster’s comprehensive Smart Grid advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution. 

Both companies’ products are field-proven and IP standards-based, simplifying integration and operations for customers. Tropos’ GridCom™ network architecture offers unprecedented resiliency, scalability, performance, security and control, providing a solid distribution area communications foundation for AMI and other Smart Grid applications. Elster also will provide integration and support services for Tropos products.

“Elster’s EnergyAxis Smart Grid solution supports some of the most successful deployments in the world and, with innovators like Tropos, offers a broader range of leading solutions for utilities’ AMI projects,” said Mark Munday, president and CEO, Elster Solutions. “Elster and Tropos both offer best-in-class technologies that will help utilities build highly reliable, secure and robust Smart Grids,” Munday added.

“We are pleased to have been selected to work with a worldwide leader in AMI,” said Tom Ayers, president and chief executive officer, Tropos Networks. “The combination of Elster and Tropos provides utilities with industry leading solutions that are fundamental building blocks for Smart Grids.”

About Elster

Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world’s largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Our offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Our products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.

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