DALLAS, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TransData, Inc., the longest continuously operating manufacturer of ANSI digital electricity meters and related energy measurement products for the electric utility industry, today announced that the Company has licensed its Smart Electric Meter Patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 6,181,294; 6,462,713; and 6,903,699) to Aclara Technologies, LLC, a world-class supplier of smart infrastructure technologies to water, gas and electric utilities. The terms of the agreement are confidential.
TransData's Smart Electric Meter Patents cover pioneering technology invented by TransData that enables equipping a digital electric meter with an internal wireless "under-glass" communication circuit and antenna. Digital electric meters equipped with TransData's patented technology are commonly known as "smart meters" or "advanced metering infrastructure."
"We are extremely pleased to have signed yet another patent license agreement," said Trace Gleibs, President of TransData. "Aclara joins a long list of companies that have sought and obtained a license to TransData's Smart Electric Meter Patents."
Aclara Technologies joins numerous Smart Electric Meter Patent licensees including General Electric, Sensus Metering, Vision Metering, The Southern Company, Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power among others.
TransData's Smart Meter Patents are the subject matter of patent enforcement actions currently pending against smart meter manufacturers Itron Inc. and Landis+Gyr (an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation and 40 percent owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan) as well as several utilities, including Oncor Electric Delivery, CenterPoint Energy, CoServ and Denton Municipal Electric. The first trial relating to TransData's lawsuits is scheduled for July 18, 2016 in Tyler, Texas.
Attorneys Jamie McDole at Haynes and Boone, LLP and Greg Parker at Hitt Gaines, P.C., represented TransData in the licensing deal.
In business 47 years, TransData is a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) specializing in the design and manufacture of digital electric meters and related energy measurement and recording products with over 2,000 customers in more than 25 countries worldwide, including all of the top 50 largest U.S. electric utilities. TransData's innovative energy metering products enable our global client base to more efficiently measure, monitor and control the flow of power and energy variables on the smart grid. Founded in 1969, TransData is a privately-held Texas corporation with headquarters in suburban Dallas, Texas. More information on TransData can be found at www.transdatainc.com. TransData is a registered trademark of TransData, Inc.
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