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Landis+Gyr Wins 2013 IBM Beacon Award for Best Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities

IBM Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners for their technical excellence, industry expertise, and innovative solutions.

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr was named a winner of the 2013 IBM Beacon Award for Best Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities. Each year this honor is awarded to recognize a select number of IBM Business Partners who have delivered not only innovative solutions but also have set the standards for business excellence, ingenuity, and creation of an exceptional client experience.

"Landis+Gyr and IBM share a global vision to improve energy management by leveraging smart grid data and analytics to help utilities understand, in near real time, consumer energy demands," said Richard Mora, Landis+Gyr's President and CEO for the Americas Region. "Our Gridstream portfolio is delivering on that vision by providing utilities with the ability to optimize smart meter data enhancing a wide variety of their operations, such as improved outage response, assessing transformer utilization and identifying other nontechnical losses."

The Beacon Awards are a vital element of IBM's Business Partner recognition program. Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and selected by leading industry influencers and IBM executives from among hundreds of nominations, IBM's Beacon Awards recognize IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions resulting in client transformation and business growth. This year's awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 30 award categories.

"Every day, IBM Business Partners around the world provide innovative solutions to their clients based on IBM products and services," said Mark Hennessy, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "The winners of this year's Beacon Awards are Business Partners who not only delivered superior innovation through their award winning solution, but also offered unique client value by using their skills and expertise to deliver the business capabilities their clients need to achieve success in their own business ventures. We congratulate Landis+Gyr on winning the Beacon Award for Best Industry Solution for Energy & Utilities and demonstrating its ability to enhance utility operations with smart data and analytics for current and future programs." 

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about winners and finalists, please visit https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/pw_com_prb_beacon

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld. To find an IBM Business Partner with a particular set of skills, a technology reseller or a consultant with industry expertise, visit the Business Partner Locator at: https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/search.jsp

About Landis+Gyr
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid.  With annualized sales of more than US$1.6 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,200 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.

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