FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aclara Announces Industry’s First Wi-Fi®-based HAN Solution at
CLEVELAND, Ohio – March 22, 2010 – Aclara®, a leader in Intelligent Infrastructure™ solutions for
utilities and part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE), announces the
industry’s first home-area network (HAN) based on proven, widely adopted Wi-Fi technology. The solution
is being demonstrated at DistribuTECH 2010 in Tampa, Fla., and was developed in conjunction with
Intwine Connect, a technology company specializing in internet-based connectivity solutions.
The demonstration illustrates how the Aclara HAN solution can connect numerous interoperable home
devices through a portal operating on a standard Wi-Fi network, which can be found in tens of millions of
American homes today. The demonstration is working in real time through an energy portal created by
Intwine Connect, exemplifying the power of Wi-Fi to support HAN.
At DistribuTECH, the Aclara network utilizes a personal computer, programmable thermostat from Intwine
Energy, an iPod touch from Apple Inc., and a meter equipped by Aclara with a Wi-Fi enabled interface
card. Aclara’s strategy is to Wi-Fi enable a variety of devices that allow electric, water, or gas companies
to afford consumers direct access to critical data and control information to better manage resources.
“Aclara is committed to advancing HAN solutions that allow consumers to fully participate in managing
resource use in their homes and businesses,” said Gary Moore, President of Aclara RF Systems Inc. “The
solution we are announcing shows how Wi-Fi acts as a conduit to innovation that truly meet the needs of
both utilities and consumers.”
As it develops its solutions, Aclara is collaborating with other Wi-Fi Alliance® members within the
organization’s Smart Grid task group. The Wi-Fi Alliance, with more than 300 member companies, is an
international non-profit association tha