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MultiSpeak® Holds FALL 2017 Technical User Group Meeting At NISC Saint Louis Office
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By Alvin Razon

MultiSpeak® Technical User Group met for three days, September 12-14, 2017, at NISC corporate office at Saint Louis, Missouri. Twenty four (24) representatives from NISC, Aclara, Clevest, Increase Technologies, Itron, Landis+Gyr, Milsoft, NRECA, Partner software, and Sensus/Xylem attended the technical meeting and discussed the following topics:

  • Reviewed version 0.8.1 Branch Revision History. After incorporating attendees’ feedback, version 5.1 Release Candidate will be issued.
  • Reviewed comments received on section 5 of V5 spec document.
  • Discussed deprecation policy and decided discuss further on future conference call.
  • Discussed testing procedures, decided to establish testing subcommittee, and scheduled conference call, and eventually the face-to-face meeting(s).
  • Decided on monthly Technical Committee webinars and two (2) face-to-face meetings per year. Next meeting to be held in March 2018 and location to be announced.
  • Reviewed V5 Function set – overview of all aspects of function set.
  • Decided to prioritize RCD (Remote-Connect-Disconnect) V5 function set approval over specification document completion
  • Created a Testing Harness Ad-Hoc Committee

Attendees by Companies:


  • Joe Jones
  • Frank Barnhart
  • Konrad Sauer
  • Cheryl DuBois
  • Cody Gilman
  • Ethan Miller
  • Michelle Wilmes
  • Randy Schroder
  • Dan Wilbanks


  • John McClenning
  • David Haynes
  • Nat Polsing
  • Michael Daniels


  • Sarah Myles


  • Jeremy Westbrook


  • Michael Johnson


  • Mike Owen


  • Luis Malave
  • Justin Ritter

NRECA/ MultiSpeak®

  • Alvin Razon


  • Jeremy Tarver


  • Rick Sigler
  • Manish Sarlashkar

All MultiSpeak® subscribers are encouraged to attend the 2018 face-to-face meeting. Contact Alvin Razon or Tony Thomas for more info.

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