Local technology news:

• Garden City, Kansas, has deployed a “smart” metering system from Raleigh-based Sensus for its electric and water utilities.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Garden City chose the FlexNet infrastructure for the project.

Read more details here.

• BioDelivery Sciences International has chosen The Trout Group to handle its investor relations and also to act as a strategic advisory firm.

BioDelivery trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol BDSI.

Read more details here.

• Cary-based Cicero Inc. has released a new version of its customer experience management and desktop integration software.

It’s called Cicero XM Discovery 2.1.

The new release also monitors application performance.

Read more details here.

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