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| // // 29 November 2010UK. 29 NOVEMBER 2010: Rugged PCs will be the mobile device of choice for power companies as their field engineers’ look to rollout 50 million smart meters across the UK over the next two decades. That’s the verdict of IDC, leading IT analyst company, in its latest white paper on “The Role of Rugged PCs in Successful Rollouts of Smart Metering Systems”.
In July this year, the UK Government’s Energy Department issued a prospectus for the nationwide implementation of a smart metering program. The department is expected to make a final decision on the action plan by the end of this year.
According to the Energy and Climate Change Department, the rollout will be a major effort, involving visits to more than 27 million homes and the installation of around 50 million smart meters over the next two decades