NorthStar Utilities Solutions Continues MDM Innovation with the release of MeterSense 2.0

Top Quote NorthStar Utilities Solutions continues to improve the efficiency of electric, gas and water utilities with the release of their meter data management solution - MeterSense 2.0. MeterSense helps utilities tie their AMR/AMI technology into its business processes by integrating multiple systems and automating workflows to gain operational efficiencies. End Quote
    Quote MeterSense provides unprecedented business value to any small to mid-sized utility implementing AMI/AMR metering technologies. Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 25, 2010 - OTTAWA, ON - NorthStar Utilities Solutions, a division of Harris Computer Systems, announces today the next generation of our Meter Data Management Solution, MeterSense 2.0. MeterSense is a comprehensive MDMS providing utilities working to implement smart-grid AMI solutions the advantages of interpreting billing and operational meter data from a "business process" perspective. MeterSense drives distribution efficiencies from AMI data through voltage and power quality monitoring, end of line load balancing, and peak demand reduction. MeterSense offers utility customers an effective, web empowered way to participate in energy conservation and peak load management.

    The MeterSense solution has been selected by over 20 utilities spanning the US and Canada. MeterSense can tie into any customer information, work order and financial management applications, allowing it to integrate seamlessly into any utility infrastructure.

    Use our MeterSense solution to:
    ●Improve efficiency and reduce manual intervention by applying business intelligence to automated workflow
    ●Provide long-term storage of usage and event data with extensive auditing and version control
    ●Present metering information in tabular, graphical, and geo-spatial formats
    ●Integrate with multiple CIS & Billing, financial, AMI & AMR systems, Work Order, OMS and GIS solutions
    ●Improve the quality of your data with comprehensive and flexible Validation, Estimation and Editing (VEE)
    ●Provide two-way communication with meters/field devices
    ●Tie multiple systems together with both data and business logic to maximize the return on your technology investments
    ●Reduce operational costs through power management and tampering control
    ●Expand your customer-information system's functionality through Automatic Service Order creation, on-demand reads, and remote disconnect actions
    ●Empower consumers to change their consumption habits by promoting conservation and energy awareness programs

    MeterSense is available for deployment on a purchased license basis or as a hosted SaaS solution thus providing flexibility in implementation and total cost of ownership.

    MeterSense is a proven, versatile, comprehensive and cost-effective solution that enables your utility team to gather, validate and manage billing and operational data in real time. MeterSense is more than just a way of collecting and interpreting data. It's a way of delivering efficiencies and cost control to customers and your utility.

    Make Sense of Your Smart Meters

    For additional information contact:
    Ken Hayes
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    NorthStar Utilities Solutions
    A division of Harris Computer Systems
    256-686-1278 or 256-642-6368
    khayes @

    About NorthStar Utilities Solutions:
    NorthStar has been serving the utility market for more than 30 years. NorthStar provides utilities with integrated solutions for customer information and billing, financial management and meter data management. Our 200 customer in North American and the Caribbean, benefit from our solutions that let utilities manage their revenues, deliver superior customer service and improve efficiencies while reducing total cost of ownership.

    For more information on NorthStar Utilities Solutions and the NorthStar product suite please visit our website at

    About Harris
    Harris is a leading provider of utility customer information systems (CIS), billing, financial management, and meter data management software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to public power and water markets as well as all levels of local government throughout North America. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationships with our customers and ensuring that we meet the changing needs of our customers over time.

    For further information on Harris Computer Systems and NorthStar please visit our website at, or call 888-847-7747.

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