Elster launches residential smart meter to meet demand for smart grid

Essen, Germany, January 7, 2011 — Elster announced the launch of the new AS300 residential smart electricity meter for the European market.

Designed with a modern aesthetic for interior residential deployments, which are common across Europe, the AS300 will initially be marketed to European utilities as they work to comply with the EU's 2009/28/EC directive to install smart meters in 80 percent of homes by 2020.

Elster's complete suite of smart metering and smart grid solutions, including the AS300, smart gas and water meters, meter data management software and in-home display units, provides flexible and comprehensive solutions for both dual and single fuel applications.

The AS300 offers a modular design allowing utilities the flexibility to quickly and easily exchange communications technologies throughout the life of the meter to protect their investment as technology and regulatory requirements evolve.

Designed to comply with the latest industry standards for data privacy and security, the AS300 provides customers with additional proprietary technology to protect against fraud and tampering.

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