PALATINE, Ill. – June 16, 2015 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and
automation, today announced the latest release of the industry leading PowerLogic ION 8650 socket
meter that delivers the next generation of intelligent metering for electric utilities. The new ION 8650
meter V4.20 features significant upgrades targeted at reducing cyber security threats resulting in greater
support for the latest NERC CIP cybersecurity standard. An “under glass” cellular modem option for
remote data communications is also now available. Additional enhancements include extensive meter
programing updates making setup faster, easier, and more flexible. The ION 8650 is the third generation
of socket meters and is in use by hundreds of utilities throughout the U.S.