VSI Meter Services and Clevest Solutions announce partnership for smart metering deployment system

VSI Meter Services Inc. announces the introduction of their proprietary AMI Smart Metering Utility Deployment System, powered by Clevest Solutions Inc., a software provider of smart grid solutions.

Aston, Pa., January 21, 2010—VSI Meter Services Inc. announces the introduction of their proprietary AMI Smart Metering Utility Deployment System, powered by Clevest Solutions Inc., a software provider of smart grid solutions. This fully integrated end-to-end mobile workflow and asset management tool was developed specifically for VSI, a large scale AMR/AMI deployment and field meter service company.Through its partnership with Clevest, the VSI solution addresses the intricacies of the smart grid and includes comprehensive tools with advanced customer relations management (CRM) features and specialized reports that provide insight into field operations to help increase efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Powered by Clevest’s Smart Grid Deployment and Operations Support System software, this advanced product supports utilities with post-deployment maintenance and diagnostics of network nodes. These services help utilities realize the benefits from the vast information offered by the smart grid.

The partnership between VSI and Clevest has enabled both companies to combine their individual strengths to develop a superior deployment tool, which after being fully field tested, was successfully implemented in 2009. In addition to the features offered in Clevest’s Mobile Field Force (MFF) product, such as customized work orders, GPS markers and bar coding, the advanced VSI solution offers real-time reporting capabilities with customization features and asset tracking. Many of the special features are safety and security related, and can be custom designed to reflect specific requirements from the utility’s operating and IT cyber security policies to ensure regulatory compliance.

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