ABACUS ELECTRICS designed and manufactured specialist electronic instruments for a variety of industries between 1977 and 2019.
Between 1977 and 2004 audio spectrum analysers were produced for the film industry.
Since 1993 ABACUS ELECTRICS manufactured optical probes for reading and programming electricity and gas tariff meters

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  The de-regulation of Electricity and Gas supply has encouraged the use of intelligent tariff meters - smart meters - that can be read electronically.  ABACUS ELECTRICS optical probes are bi-directional communications devices utilising infra-red light.  Connecting to a computer or hand-held terminal they permit galvanically isolated communication with electricity and gas smart meters.

ANSI Type 2 probes are used with tariff meters designed to the American National Standard ANSI C12.18-2006 (also Australian Standard AS 1284.10.2-2006).

The ABACUS ELECTRICS ANSI USB Optical Probe model A9U-P-U04M-2A has a new home with TransData Inc.  It is available to purchase now.

IEC probes are used with tariff meters with optical ports designed to the European IEC62056-21:2002 standard (formerly the IEC1107:1996 standard).  Probes of this type are used with electricity meters throughout Europe and with gas meters/volume correctors worldwide.

Audio Analysers
  The first products designed and manufactured by ABACUS ELECTRICS were audio spectrum analysers for use in the film/cinema industry.  Between 1977 and 2004 three generations of analyser were produced; the ARTA 8000, ARTA 600 and the ARTA 80.