Technical Solutions Partners

Our Technical Solutions team is comprised of highly trained Application Engineers, Specialists and support staff strategically spread throughout the United States.

Our goal is to use our experience and industry knowledge to help provide all of Border States’ customers with world-class support and product expertise.

To successfully enable that outcome, we have partnered with several outstanding technology partners listed on this page.

For more information about any of these partners, products and services, please contact


Aclara helps utilities manage change, seek new approaches and harness data and new technologies to supply more efficient and reliable services to their customers. As an end-to-end, smart infrastructure solutions (SIS) partner, Aclara couples innovative technology with data-driven solutions to predict, plan and respond to system conditions across electric, gas or water distribution networks.


Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems makes medium- and high-voltage electrical equipment, components and systems that help bring electric power to homes, industries, businesses and institutions throughout the world. Used in substations, overhead, underground and in-plant medium-voltage distribution systems, Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems products include capacitors, voltage regulators, reclosers and sectionalizers, distribution switchgear and distribution automation equipment.

eSmart Systems

eSmart Systems is a leading provider of AI-powered services and solutions for the inspection and maintenance of critical energy infrastructure. In 2018 and 2019, eSmart was selected as a finalist for Microsoft’s AI Partner of the Year out of 2,600 AI companies. eSmart has commercial revenues from large and established utilities and transmission and distribution grid operators around the world. Key investors in the company include Energy Impact Partners, Kongsberg Digital, Equinor Ventures, Nysnø, Innogy Ventures and several Norwegian utilities. In 2019, eSmart Systems raised $34.4 million in funding to accelerate its growth in North America, where it continues to expand and grow market share.


Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries. Itron’s portfolio of networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps their customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. Itron helps improve the quality of life, ensures safety and promotes the well-being of millions of people around the globe, and they are dedicated to creating a more resourceful world.


For more than 125 years, Landis+Gyr has been an industry leader in energy management solutions. Using their advanced metering infrastructure and other cutting-edge Smart Grid technologies, Landis+Gyr have helped utility companies all over the globe improve their operations, protect their assets, lower their operating costs and provide better customer service. With a focus on quality, reliability and innovation, Landis+Gyr’s portfolio of products and services can help you do the same and modernize your Smart Grid for the future.

Pacific Volt

Pacific Volt has established a new market for series injection voltage regulation technology that meets the increasing demand for voltage regulation and Smart Grid solutions in the power distribution sector. The company’s groundbreaking products help future-proof the electric grid, increase energy efficiency and improve power quality.


Partner Technologies Incorporated (PTI) manufactures and repairs liquid-filled distribution and small- and medium-size power transformers up to a base rating of 30MVA at 145kV.

Rycom Instruments,® Inc.   

Established in 1946, Rycom Instruments® has become a leading manufacturer of cable-, pipe- and fault-locating equipment. Originally a developer of telegraph carrier equipment for railroad communications, Rycom Instruments® began designing and manufacturing locating equipment in the 1950s. Today, they devote all of their effort to sales, service, manufacturing and engineering in the locating industry, successfully serving markets around the world.

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leading positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation and data centers/networks. They also have intelligent electric meters, software and digital services.

Sharper Shape

The utility asset intelligence software, Sharper CORE, is at the heart of their platform agnostic ecosystem that seamlessly enables third-party integration. Powered by AI and cloud-based, it offers collection, visualization and analysis of all utility asset and vegetation inspection data, as well as forecasting and actionable reporting. By giving utilities a powerful process made of the most advanced tools based on cutting-edge technology, they empower efforts to stay sharper, and as a result, utilities stay better.


SkySkopes is a professional service provider with a highly qualified operations and geospatial team. The team operates a wide variety of advanced sensors and aircrafts for transmission and distribution line inspections, oil and gas applications and many other innovative use cases that focus on adding value. SkySkopes’ platforms include drones, helicopters and mobile systems.


Tantalus provides a multi-purpose Smart Grid solutions platform for advanced metering, demand response, distribution automation and grid optimization. TUNet® — the Tantalus Utility Network — is an award-winning, end-to-end communications and applications system that enables electric, water and gas municipal and cooperative utilities to automate processes, improve business operations and deliver top-tier customer service. TUNet® is deployed at utilities that are determined to manage resources intelligently and meet ambitious efficiency goals.

Von Corporation

The Von Corporation is known throughout the industry for their portable high-voltage test and cable fault locating equipment. Their primary goal is to provide top-of-the-line equipment and great customer service, which is demonstrated through its on-site training and 24-hour technical service that is included with every purchase.