Aclara has announced a partnership with Clevest Solutions Inc. to enhance its AMI device-management application with a comprehensive solution for streamlining AMI deployments.

Aclara provides intelligent infrastructure technologies for electric, gas, and water utilities and is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc.

The Clevest software will extend the capabilities of Aclara’s meter-asset management solution to help utility companies automate, track, and validate every aspect of an AMI deployment. The application accelerates the deployment process and reduces the risks of these critical projects.

“Our relationship with Clevest will provide our customers with complete control over AMI deployments, whether the field work is performed by utility personnel or an installation contractor,” said Alvin Jackson, vice president, Services, of Aclara Software Inc.

The field-installation tools from Clevest will augment an application for managing today’s complex AMI devices. Aclara’s device-management solution provides cradle-to-grave tracking of utility smart-grid devices through their entire lifecycles, offering features such as inventory tracking, device-configuration management, and device testing (including support for periodic testing and maintenance). Aclara’s solution provides a system of record that can be configured to meet the unique requirements of any utility.