Founded in 1977, Itron is one of the world s leading providers of technology solutions for the energy, retail, commercial and water industries. The company has expertise in intelligent metering, data collection and utility software solutions. Its products include electricity, gas, water and heat meters, as well as data collection and communication systems. Itron has capabilities to develop several types of meter data management and related software applications. The company offers project management, installation, and consultation solutions. In addition, it provides automated meter reading services. With a staff of more than 8, 500 employees, Itron has annual sales Revenue of over $1.85 billion. The company serves nearly 8,000 in approximately 125 countries.