New meter provides customers with highest possible international standards in security and reliability at affordable price

Johannesburg, South Africa 1st July 2014 — Elster Solutions has demonstrated its commitment to quality at an affordable price with the launch of the A1160 160 Amp Direct Connect electronic polyphase electricity meter. The new meter has both ISO 9001 and SANAS 17025 accreditation providing customers with the highest possible international quality standards in security and reliability.

"This launch continues Elster's tradition of providing high quality, reliable and robust meters designed to meet the requirements of our customers and the wider industry," says Simon Dart, Managing Director at Elster Solutions.

"The A1160 meter is a robust, more secure and more affordable alternative to existing options. Elster has once again answered a market need. The A1160 innovative direct connect meter offers quality end-to-end smart metering at significantly reduced costs."

Saving time and money is crucial for utilities. Because the A1160 is a direct connect meter, no current transformers and ancillaries are required, and installation time is reduced. Furthermore, the new meter has impulse protection at twice the international standards, so it is fully protected against hazards, including lightning interference, which increases the overall life of the meter.

An extended list of functionalities allows the use of the A1160 in many customer installations and configurations. As a multi-function four-quadrant meter, the A1160 provides extensive measurement, instrumentation, load profiling, time of use, maximum demand, security monitoring and historical data recording. The meter can operate as stand-alone or as part of a comprehensive AMR/AMI metering system through a variety of state of the art communication modules, up to 100 kilovolt-amperes (KVA) installations.

The A1160 is manufactured at Elster Solutions facility in Johannesburg for all EMEA / APAC markets. It is available now from Elster Solutions with technical support and training.

About Elster
Elster delivers complete Smart Grid and Energy Management Solutions that drive energy efficiency, operational improvements and cost savings for utilities, commercial and industrial customers and consumers. Elster uses its speed and agility to drive interoperability and open standards and strategically collaborates with customers and partners.

Its end-to-end electricity, water and gas offerings include advanced meters/sensors, secure communications, and data collection, management and analytics. Elster is dedicated to customer success in more than 130 countries through Elster's professional integration services, technical support and training.

For more information about Elster, please visit www.elster.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Elster_Global.

Elster Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Tel: +27 (0)11 699-0420
Email: es@elster.com

Jan Verplancke, Marketing & Communications Manager EMEA-APAC
Tel: +32 56 245 690
Email: jan.verplancke@elster.com

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