Optimizing Building Efficiency

Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure solution maximizes building efficiency and reduces operating costs across the entire life cycle of a facility. SmartStruxure hardware and software is combined with engineering, installation and services to ensure facilities are energy-efficient and effectively managed. SmartStruxure breaks down traditional information silos and delivers integrated building information and real-time data via Web access, powerful graphics and trend visualizations, rich reports and mobile applications to ensure buildings run at maximum efficiency. Built on open standards, SmartStruxure provides seamless integration through LON, BACnet, Modbus, Web Services and Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Web Services. In addition, SmartStruxure enables numerous advanced building services, such as automatic mechanical equipment analytics and building optimization. SmartStruxure is powered by StruxureWare Building Operation software and provides integrated monitoring, control and management of HVAC, energy, lighting and other critical building systems.
Schneider Electric


Noncontact Voltage Detectors

Noncontact Voltage Detectors

HD Electric Co.’s PRX Proximity Detectors are noncontact detectors with voltage ranges from 120 V to 500 kV. When voltage is detected, the PRX gives an audible and visual indication with a typical detection distance of 10 inches. The PRX can detect voltage on most elbow test points at the 120 V setting. With rechargeable an internal battery, the PRX can be charged quickly from 12 VDC automotive outlets or from 115-240 VAC.
HD Electric Co.


Industrial Smart Meter

Industrial Smart Meter

Itron Inc.’s upgraded version of its ACE SL7000 meter, a high-end industrial smart meter, has received certification from Inmetro, the government-managed Brazilian metrology institute, to be marketed in Brazil. To date, more than 900,000 units of the SL7000 smart meter have been sold in 90 countries. The proven smart meter has been upgraded with an integrated modem, which optimizes communications and allows the meter to text or email alerts about reverse energy detection, fraud attempts, excessive heating, quality of energy monitoring and demand excess. This functionality makes identifying and fixing failures faster and more efficient. The SL7000 meter incorporates several measuring and billing functions aimed at commercial and industrial and transmission and distribution markets, enabling complete integration with smart grid systems. The meter can be configured to meet both Free Clients and THS measuring requirements and regulations.
Itron Inc.


Distance Teleprotection Solution

RAD Data Communications’ future-proof solution integrates a Distance Teleprotection module into the company’s popular hybrid Megaplex multiservice multiplexer, which supports TDM and packet-based uplinks. The Megaplex also supports Differential Teleprotection (including C37.94) in the same box. The Megaplex is a fully redundant platform, complies with IEEE 1613, and has a wide range of Ethernet, voice and data interfaces that support the full range of substation communications requirements. RAD’s utility customers include Eskom, Terna, Enel, National Grid USA, Hydro-Quebec, Endesa, IEC, Kepco, Meralco, E-on, Elia, Nampower, AES, Powercor, and Novosibirsk Energo.
RAD Data Communications

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