Designed specifically to exploit advances in local and wide area networks, the Bitronics network transducer can communicate using UCA2-compliant protocols and high-speed Ethernet. The network transducer is the first instrument in the PowerServe family of electric measurement systems for substation applications. The PowerServe system has 12 independent, isolated analog inputs and utilizes a modular chassis based on the Compact PCI bus. The modular design allows various communication outputs and other options. By selecting the appropriate modules, an engineer can specify or alter the configuration to meet the measurement and communication needs of a particular substation application.