Varitron Technologies renews its partnership with Trilliant: A milestone for
smart meter manufacturing

    Over 150 jobs created on Montreal's South Shore - with more to come

MONTREAL, Oct. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Varitron Technologies, a leader in electronic manufacturing services (EMS), is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Trilliant Incorporated, an industry powerhouse in open solutions for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). This strong partnership has already generated over 150 high-tech jobs at both Varitron and Trilliant on the Montreal's South Shore. With this latest announcement, it's expected that even more jobs will be created, filling the needs of the future projects currently in the planning.

A milestone: 2 million smart meters

Just this month, Varitron reached a historic milestone with the manufacturing of 2 million smart meters for Trilliant. Delivering this many smart devices demonstrates a dramatic growth for smart grid technology. In 2006, there was a major push for Trilliant smart meters in North America, with the Hydro One initiative. The Ontario government had announced it would aim to have a smart meter in every home and small business in the province. By the summer of 2009, Hydro One had reached a record installation of one million meters. Hydro One customers will now be able to better manage costs and contribute to energy conservation by reducing their electricity use during peak hours.

"Varitron and Trilliant benefit from a long-standing relationship," said Michel Farley, President and Owner of Varitron Technologies. "We are proud of this milestone and pleased to confirm the renewal of our partnership with Trilliant for their future manufacturing needs. It confirms our ability to support high-tech customers as they face worldwide market competition. The expertise that we have developed over the past 10 years with Trilliant has made it possible to create high-tech jobs in Quebec. We feel optimistic that the current market conditions we're now seeing in Canada, and worldwide, will generate more job creation."

About Varitron Technologies Inc.

Based in St. Hubert, Quebec, Varitron Technologies offers electronic manufacturing services in the telecommunications, aerospace, medical, military, and automotive industries. Varitron's manufacturing expertise and state-of-the-art equipment allows for end-to-end service couples with consistent world class quality standard.

About Trilliant Incorporated

Trilliant Incorporated provides hardware, software and service solutions that deliver on the promise of Advanced Metering and Smart Grid to utilities and their customers, including improved energy efficiency, grid reliability, lower operating cost, and integration of renewable energy resources. Since its original founding in 1985, Trilliant has been a leading innovator in the delivery and implementation of energy management systems, including advanced utility wireless data collection for residential and commercial customers, demand response, time-of-use billing and critical peak pricing initiatives. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, and with Canadian operations in Granby, Quebec, Trilliant currently has more than 200 utility customers including Hydro One, the single largest Smart Grid implementation in North America.

SOURCE Varitron Technologies Inc.

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