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Smart Meter Solution

Canary Labs announces the Canary Smart Meter Solution.

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Designed to collect, display and store trend historian data from today’s electric and gas smart meters, the Canary Smart Meter provides a cost-effective customizable data management solution with long term data management capabilities. Data can be used to generate reports, as well as web pages that provide information to consumers.

The Canary Smart Meter Solution stores smart meter data via patent-pending Canary Enterprise Historian technology. A time series database is specifically designed to efficiently store and retrieve data. For instance, data from 650,000 smart meters that report usage every 15 minutes would utilize 11GB of disk space each month—which is just 1/10th the amount of disk space required by traditional SQL databases. Logging and data performance provided by the Canary Smart Meter Solution is typically 10 to 100 times faster than that of traditional databases. Plus, retrieval time is extremely fast.

"The increasing use of smart meters in the electric and gas industries promises to provide a variety of cost, service and environmental benefits—but also challenges related to data collection and storage," said Gary Stem, President of Canary Labs. "The Canary Smart Meter Solutions helps to solve these issues by providing time-efficient and cost-effective data management." Stem adds, "As a result of the improved data management efficiency provided by the Canary Smart Meter Solution, customers can use lower cost servers and data storage equipment. This solution also reduces the expense of adding redundancy and more storage, delivering significant cost savings."

Key features of the Canary Smart Meter Solution that make it particularly effective and simple to use include:

• Reduces equipment costs by providing fast and efficient data storage
• Features redundancy to protect data and increases availability
• Facilitates long-term data management, including data validation, archiving and roll-up
• Provides security and audit logs to enhance records
• Delivers customized reports and charts to better suit specific application requirements
• Allows web access to reports and charts for increased convenience

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