06900737 is referenced by 113 patents and cites 9 patents.

An automatic meter reading (AMR) system collects readings from multiple or individual meters or sets parameters in individual or multiple meters using the Short Message Service (SMS) in digital cellular networks. The individual meters incorporate interfaces to the SMS network so that parameters within the meter can be read and written to/from external devices that also interface to the SMS network. Communications gateways incorporate a single interface to the SMS network, which a set of non-SMS-enabled meters can access via a local area network (LAN).

Title
Remote access to electronic meters using the short message service
Application Number
9/22879
Publication Number
6900737 (B1)
Application Date
February 12, 1998
Publication Date
May 31, 2005
Inventor
Arnold W Bragg
Raleigh
NC, US
David E Van Den Bout
Apex
NC, US
Sasan H Ardalan
Cary
NC, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Elster Electricity
NC, US
IPC
G08B 023/00
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