Carrollton-based TransData, a manufacturer of advanced energy metering and data telemetry products, has completed its acquisition of ABACUS Optical Probe product lines from Abacus Electrics Ltd. of London, England. TransData announced Thursday that it had relocated production of the lines into its local ISO-9001-certified factory.
Financial details of the transaction were not released.
The ABACUS Optical Probes provide the physical communication link between a computer data port and the infrared LEDs on electricity meters to obtain meter billing data, make programming changes, and perform onsite diagnostics.
TransData said that since the introduction of the ABACUS probes in 1993, they’ve attained “a dedicated worldwide following” based on their operational compatibility with most popular brands of electricity meters.
Following the acquisition, TransData said it updated the ABACUS driver circuitry to be compatible with PCs running Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.
With that update, ABACUS Optical Probes now utilize the Windows update feature to install device drivers in compliance with strict utility IT requirements that prohibit manufacturer supplied CD’s, memory sticks, or FTP website downloads to obtain device drivers.
TransData’s updated Windows 10 and Windows 11 compatible ABACUS Optical Probes are easily identified by their distinctive blue cable, TransData noted.
Founded in 1969, TransData is a privately held corporation. TransData and ABACUS are registered U.S. trademarks of TransData, Inc., the company added.
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