Xemtec AG has concluded an R&D agreement for the joint design and development of various OCR-based smart metering devices customised to meet the needs of UK-based metering services provider, National Grid Metering.

The Xemtec devices, offering a non-invasive, easy-to-deploy optical interface based on the proprietary Xemtec Retina opto-asic chip, will be used by National Grid Metering to interface to existing mechanical register meters in the field, thereby providing a cost-effective means to enable smart metering functionality while protecting existing meter assets.

Xemtec AG, with headquarters in Sarnen near Zürich, is an EN 13980-certified Swiss company serving utilities and systems integrators worldwide with a range of ATEX certified products.

National Grid Metering is a subsidiary company of National Grid and provides metering services in the regulated gas metering market.

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