Control Room Display Panel

Christie, a leader in creating and sharing the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is now offering its FHD552-X 55-inch LCD panel in a 2×2 array, ideal for tiled display walls in control room environments. The ultra-narrow bezel and high-pixel density offer industry-leading image quality with a low cost of ownership, and can be installed in either portrait or landscape orientation. In addition, Christie recently announced the Extreme Series to its Aspect line of LCD video wall panels designed for the ultimate viewing experience. With its extremely narrow bezel of 1.7mm and optional remote power, FHD553-XE operates with Phoenix EP to provide a complete video wall solution that is perfect for critical viewing environments.



LTE CAT 1 Cellular Connectivity Solution for OEMs

Digi International, a global provider of machine-to-machine (m2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, announced the general availability of Digi XBee Cellular. Newly developed for the North American market, this addition to the Digi XBee line of products will allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly and easily integrate LTE CAT 1 cellular connectivity into their designs. Digi XBee Cellular provides a simple path to cellular connectivity, solving a major problem for OEMs that need to provide cellular solutions for remote equipment monitoring and control in precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, smart cities and other industries. Digi XBee Cellular is the smallest end-device certified embedded cellular modem on the market and enables cellular communications at lower cost points and more efficient power consumption levels. It transmits embedded serial data through TCP, UDP or SMS over the cellular network, and unlike other embedded modems, Digi XBee Cellular offers flexible communication options including a simple transparent serial mode and an API mode with structured frames for more advanced applications.

Digi International


Next Generation ANC Composite Fence System

AMICO Security announced that its ANC fence system has received an m5.0 security rating in compliance with the ASTM F2781-10 standard, which is used to test the forced entry resistance of security fence systems, an important designation for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, utilities and others. The next generation ANC fence system is a non-metallic fencing system that is non-conductive and radar friendly, making it ideal for the protection of utility substations. The ANC fence system is made up of a proprietary composite blend of non-conductive materials configured to increase the strength to weight ratio and greatly improve the level of security. It uses a self-draining diamond design and is a medium security alternative to traditional chain link fence products.

AMICO Security


“Smart” Lateral Recloser

More than 90 percent of transient faults on overhead distribution circuits occur on laterals. S&C Electric Co.’s TripSaver II Cutout-Mounted Recloser addresses these problems. It’s ideally suited for protection of laterals that experience frequent transient faults. This self-powered, electronically controlled, single-phase vacuum fault interrupter is available for installation in new or existing current production (“-R10” or “-R11”) S&C-provided Type XS Fuse Cutout Mountings. The TripSaver II recloser eliminates the sustained interruption that results when the lateral fuse operates in response to a transient fault. Utilities using a “fuse-blowing” strategy will see an improvement in SAIFI without sacrificing MAIFI. And the TripSaver II recloser eliminates the momentary interruption on the feeder in instances where the breaker is tripped to save the lateral fuse during a transient fault. Utilities using a “fuse-saving” strategy will see an improvement in MAIFI without sacrificing SAIFI. The TripSaver II Cutout-Mounted Recloser has been tested to, and is in compliance with, IEEE Standards C37.60-2012 and C37.41-2008 and IEC Standard 62271-111. TripSaver II units are manufactured in accordance with a quality system certified to ISO 9001:2000.

S&C Electric Co.

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