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Company Unveils New Customer Portal, Demos Latest Products

ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure technologies for water, gas and electric utilities, will host hundreds of customers in these vertical markets at its annual Aclara Client Conference (ACC), May 5 – 8, 2014, at the Orlando Marriot World Center in sunny Orlando, Fla.

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Growing in scope and attendance each year, ACC will employ its largest-ever meeting space to enlighten attendees about the company's growing suite of products and services with a robust forum of speakers, presentations, roundtable discussions, demonstrations and networking opportunities for the company's expanding customer base.

"This is by far the most important customer-facing undertaking we do each year," said Brad Kitterman, president of Aclara Technologies. "The value created bringing this many customers together with more than 100 Aclara employees over a four-day period is the fuel that drives our company."

Indeed, clients will be treated to a real, hands-on experience at Aclara's largest-ever demonstration center, where the company will announce some of its newest products and services, like the iiDEAS™ data management system, eTWACS™ for increased communications, Metrum Cellular™, offering high performance, security, reliability and control over AMI systems, and a sneak peak at the latest developments for Aclara's largest-ever gathering of water customers.

"Attending ACC helps me stay current with Aclara's changing technologies," said Shane Hermetz, Assistant Manager at Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association in Steeleville, Ill. "The presentations demonstrate new and better ways to use the products and customers learn how to better use the products and services, not only from an Aclara perspective but also from the user's point of view."

Conference attendees can get acquainted with Aclara's new customer portal, Aclara_connect, an advanced, collaborative environment allowing clients access to training materials, forums, case studies, documentation and more on any device, anytime, anywhere. Aclara_connect enables customers to work smarter, build strong relationships with industry peers and subject matter experts, and be better informed about industry trends in the utility marketplace.

Entertainment at the symposium kicks-off with celebrity keynote speaker Dan Thurmon, a high-energy, high impact motivational lecturer, author and recognized expert in delivering peak performances on stage and in the workplace. Other activities include golf and poker tournaments, a 5K run/walk, dinner and live entertainment at B.B. King's Blues Club in Pointe, Orlando, and a tour of the local Harley Davidson plant, followed by a night of socializing and networking at King's Bowl, a state-of-the-art entertainment venue.

Aclara recently was acquired by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., applying its assets and resources to explore new technology and marketing opportunities while bringing renewed focus and new resources to its existing market space.

About Aclara
Aclara® represents the industry's leading Intelligent Infrastructure technologies for providing device networking, data-value management, and customer communications to water, gas, and electric utilities globally. Over 500 utilities in nine countries rely on proven Aclara solutions to connect with their customers. Create Your Intelligent Infrastructure™ www.Aclara.com. Follow us on Twitter @AclaraSolutions.

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