Cooper Industries Diversifies Smart Grid Offerings with Eka Systems Acquisition

Cooper Industries added radio-frequency (RF) wireless networking capabilities to its smart grid offerings with the acquisition of Eka Systems, Georgetown, Md., last week. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Eka Systems, through its EkaNet Smart Network technology, provides utilities with an open-standards based wireless advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution that includes automated meter reading, power outage detection, enhanced customer billing options and the abili

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