Elster announces its award of the tenant automated metering system contract for the Burj Dubai, an Emaar Properties project. Emaar, the premier real estate development company in Dubai, selected an Elster advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution for its Burj Dubai high-rise project, based on its accuracy, functionality and flexibility and its competitive advantage. Upon completion, the Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower) will be the tallest free standing building in the world and will utilize Elster's Meridian System for tenant consumption metering and the collection of metering data.
Optimal Technologies International, a leading developer of technologies to optimize power grid systems and creator of complete building automation platforms, recently announced the opening of its new main North American location in the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. The location will house its expanding research, sales and marketing, development and administration departments with some employees relocating from the Alberta offices in Canada. The company anticipates that the new office location will create 325 local jobs by 2010 in engineering and administrative roles, including designers, software and application programmers, executive management and customer support personnel, among others.