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Itron Network Technology Among First to Receive Wi-SUN FAN Certification

By Ken Briodagh
February 08, 2019

In a recent release, Itron, a company helping utilities and cities manage energy and water, announced the Itron Bridge 5-WS is one of the first products to receive Wi-SUN Field Area Network (FAN) 1.0 certification. The Wi-SUN Alliance grants certification to products based on their compliance to the FAN communications profile and their ability to interoperate with other Wi-SUN FAN certified products, as verified by an independent third-party testing laboratory.

In the same way the Internet is accessible to many different makes and models of smartphones and computers, the Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 standard enables different industrial devices to interconnect onto common, secure, industrial-grade networks. The certification of the Itron device, with integrated Gen5 NIC hardware, indicates the Itron Network platform is capable of supporting the Wi-SUN FAN 1.0 specification. This NIC can be used in many different devices in an industrial IoT network.

“Itron along with other key Promoter members of the Wi-SUN Alliance including our long-time strategic partner Cisco have demonstrated our commitment to the development and evolution of this standard technology to create a truly interoperable open network ecosystem,” said Sharelynn Moore, SVP, Networked Solutions, Itron. “We are pleased to be among the first to achieve this initial certification.”


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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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