Puget Sound Energy Hires ITTIA to Create Meter Management Solution

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is a leading energy provider in the United States, supplying natural gas and electric utility services to millions of homes and businesses. When PSE decided to streamline processing of meters and equipment in their repair facilities, they turned to ITTIA. PSE selected ITTIA software and consulting services to design, develop and deliver a new generation of meter management solution that is innovative in the utility industry. PSE is using the ITTIA software at its Kent, Washington location.

ITTIA developed an application to track and collect data from meters processed in the repair facility. By collecting information in real time and organizing it for use in business logic, meter management issues are now identified and resolved in advance. Because data and business rules are stored in a central database, the entire facility is managed through a single interface.

ITTIA’s solution helps PSE to improve its meter management processes by gaining visibility into meter status and condition, which allows the company to take the required actions more quickly and thereby increase productivity and save time. The custom solution also utilizes ITTIA database in the field to collect information about electrical transformers on Windows CE hand-held computers. Mobile data acquisition is now part of the main system, making data management safe and efficient without relying on connectivity.

According to Mike Yoshitomi, Lead Supervisor for Meter Technology at PSE, “Quite simply, ITTIA engineering services and database software met our requirements and provided the best value for the depth of functionality required by our organization. With ITTIA application and database our field workers are also able to manage data on their hand-helds in an entirely straightforward way. Our mission was to obtain high quality yet cost-effective methods through our business relationship with ITTIA. We have achieved this goal.”

“ITTIA continues its focus on providing lightweight database software and consulting expertise to assist customers, accelerate development, succeed in deployment, and lower implementation costs,” said Sasan Montaseri, ITTIA President. “We are proud to be considered and selected by Puget Sound Energy.”

ITTIA offers database solutions for platforms where limited memory, storage, and processing power make software development a challenge. ITTIA develops fast, high performance database products and tools with the goal of providing excellent data management software for embedded systems and devices. ITTIA products are designed to be suitable for application development and deployment at significantly reduced cost. ITTIA customers include GlaxoSmithKline, VNU, Boeing, Moodys, Sandia National Laboratory, Puget Sound Energy and others.