TransData Provides Utilities in California With the Only California ISO Certified Electric Meter With Wireless 'Under-Glass' Communications

MARK-V Energy Meter With Built-In Digital PCS/Cellular Phone Provides Advanced

Real-Time Metering and Wireless Data Retrieval Solutions for Commercial And

Industrial Accounts



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from TransData, Inc.

    RICHARDSON, Texas, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TransData(R), an industry
 leader in advanced functionality Commercial & Industrial revenue metering
 products announces its MARK-V Energy Meter is the first and only, California
 ISO certified revenue metering platform available with a fully-integrated
 Digital PCS/Cellular Phone for system wide deployment on Commercial and
 Industrial accounts.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010425/DAW017 )
     The MARK-V is the world's first energy meter featuring a Digital
 PCS/Cellular Phone and antenna housed completely inside the meter chassis.
 There is no additional wiring or external communication boxes required for the
 system to operate.  Once the meter is installed, the site is ready for remote
 wireless access.  The MARK-V meter is directly compatible with existing
 Itron/UTS MV-90 billing systems.  No third party software packages are
 required to read meters.
     Digital cellular telemetry offers a complete range of advantages over
 other wireless meter reading technologies with its real-time, two-way
 communications link with the energy meter.  The "real-time" data connection is
 of particular interest to utilities in California as it allows them to
 initiate "real-time load monitoring programs" for their interruptible rate
 accounts during power emergency periods to insure load-shedding obligations
 are met.  Programs such as these are beneficial to the citizens of California
 during the current statewide energy crisis.
     "Digital cellular networks provide a cost-effective, seamless end-to-end,
 nationwide wireless meter reading solution that's scalable from dozens to
 millions of metering points," said Trace Gleibs, TransData Executive Vice
 President.  "Furthermore, TransData's experience with two-way wireless 'under-
 glass' AMR communications in an advanced energy meter is second to none with
 thousand of units deployed in California since our first wireless modem was
 introduced in 1997."
     The MARK-V is an industry-proven, 4-quadrant bi-directional energy
 metering platform used by more than 200 utilities worldwide in a variety of
 commercial, industrial, substation and generation applications.
 
     Company Profile
     Founded in 1969, TransData, Inc. is a privately-held corporation with
 headquarters in Richardson, Texas.  TransData is a technology-based company
 specializing in the design and manufacture of Energy Metering Systems,
 Wireless Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) Technologies, Load Profiling Demand
 Recorders, Power & Energy Transducers, Isolation Relays and Portable Metering
 Test Equipment.  The company's products are used for measuring and managing
 energy consumption by electric utilities and industry, including 49 of the top
 50 largest U.S. utilities.  TransData serves over 2000 customers in more than
 20 countries around the world.
     For additional information, visit TransData's website at
 (www.transdatainc.com) or call 1-800-342-9993.
     TransData is a registered trademark of TransData, Inc.
 
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SOURCE TransData, Inc.
    RICHARDSON, Texas, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TransData(R), an industry
 leader in advanced functionality Commercial & Industrial revenue metering
 products announces its MARK-V Energy Meter is the first and only, California
 ISO certified revenue metering platform available with a fully-integrated
 Digital PCS/Cellular Phone for system wide deployment on Commercial and
 Industrial accounts.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010425/DAW017 )
     The MARK-V is the world's first energy meter featuring a Digital
 PCS/Cellular Phone and antenna housed completely inside the meter chassis.
 There is no additional wiring or external communication boxes required for the
 system to operate.  Once the meter is installed, the site is ready for remote
 wireless access.  The MARK-V meter is directly compatible with existing
 Itron/UTS MV-90 billing systems.  No third party software packages are
 required to read meters.
     Digital cellular telemetry offers a complete range of advantages over
 other wireless meter reading technologies with its real-time, two-way
 communications link with the energy meter.  The "real-time" data connection is
 of particular interest to utilities in California as it allows them to
 initiate "real-time load monitoring programs" for their interruptible rate
 accounts during power emergency periods to insure load-shedding obligations
 are met.  Programs such as these are beneficial to the citizens of California
 during the current statewide energy crisis.
     "Digital cellular networks provide a cost-effective, seamless end-to-end,
 nationwide wireless meter reading solution that's scalable from dozens to
 millions of metering points," said Trace Gleibs, TransData Executive Vice
 President.  "Furthermore, TransData's experience with two-way wireless 'under-
 glass' AMR communications in an advanced energy meter is second to none with
 thousand of units deployed in California since our first wireless modem was
 introduced in 1997."
     The MARK-V is an industry-proven, 4-quadrant bi-directional energy
 metering platform used by more than 200 utilities worldwide in a variety of
 commercial, industrial, substation and generation applications.
 
     Company Profile
     Founded in 1969, TransData, Inc. is a privately-held corporation with
 headquarters in Richardson, Texas.  TransData is a technology-based company
 specializing in the design and manufacture of Energy Metering Systems,
 Wireless Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) Technologies, Load Profiling Demand
 Recorders, Power & Energy Transducers, Isolation Relays and Portable Metering
 Test Equipment.  The company's products are used for measuring and managing
 energy consumption by electric utilities and industry, including 49 of the top
 50 largest U.S. utilities.  TransData serves over 2000 customers in more than
 20 countries around the world.
     For additional information, visit TransData's website at
 (www.transdatainc.com) or call 1-800-342-9993.
     TransData is a registered trademark of TransData, Inc.
 
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