Doble Engineering Co.’s Delphi Mini is a cost-effective dissolved gas analysis monitor designed as a “check engine light” for transformers. It continuously provides single value readings of hydrogen or composite gas that indicate when intervention is necessary in real time, indicating the need for further testing or more costly monitoring measures. Features include: continuous, online dissolved gas measurement, a key indicator of transformer health; self-monitoring technology that ensures the data provided is valuable and actionable intelligence; and immunity to failure during oil surges, maintenance and other activities as a result of its patented vacuum-resistant membrane.
Doble Engineering Co.
The Elastimold Grounding Device (GAD) from Thomas & Betts provides a direct 600A, 25kA-rated connection with a removable protective cap that allows for increased safety in everyday operations. Series GAD and GADDR are designed for standard C-clamp ground connections, and Series BGAD and BGADDR are specially designed for ball-stud ground connections. The Elastimold GAD connects to the rear interfaces of 600A series elbow connectors (T-bodies) to ground the circuit. To remain open, the insulated cap with a capacitive test point assures there is no voltage present. Once the circuit is de-energized, it is grounded through the grounding cable to the system ground. Elastimold GADs comply with the ANSI/IEEE-386-2006 Standard.
Thomas & Betts
Line Monitoring System
GE Digital Energy business has enhanced its Multilin Intelligent Line Monitoring System, an end-to-end overhead line-monitoring solution with advanced analytics that provides actionable intelligence to distribution utilities, improving the reliability and efficiency of power delivery to their customers. Using the system, utilities can reduce outage durations by identifying fault locations, allowing them to dispatch repair crews quickly. Improved dynamic line rating also helps them identify additional available line capacity to maximize their existing infrastructure investment. Upgrades include a new feeder visualizer application, which helps utilities gather data from their networks to identify loading and phase imbalance issues. The improved fault location allows utilities to identify trouble spots and email or text to repair crews, getting them dispatched to limit system interruptions.
GE Digital Energy
Dual-muff Headset Earphones
The Pryme HBB-EM series dual-muff headset earphones allow the user to hear incoming signals easily. A tactile PTT button mounted in the right earphone for quick, functional access, aviation-style boom microphone with flexible arm, and optional noise-canceling microphone make this headset ideal for many utility functions. The earmuffs feature two mount types: an adjustable, over-the-head strap that conforms to the head, and a snap-on mounting system that affixes directly to most construction hardhats. For added comfort, earmuffs also feature Super Comfort Foam ear pads or optional gel ear pads.
Pryme Radio Products
Geospatial Technologies Portfolio
Intergraph has launched Intergraph Geospatial 2014, a comprehensive portfolio of its industry technologies. Building upon the foundation introduced in 2013, this release provides enhanced analytical tools, mobile support and cost savings associated with managing big data. By focusing on a fully united, modern and dynamic product portfolio, this release synchronizes the technologies across all Intergraph product lines–broadening the reach and availability for fully integrated solutions for all users of geospatial information. The portfolio includes GeoMedia, ERDAS IMAGINE, ImageStation, ERDAS APOLLO, GeoMedia Smart Client, GeoMedia WebMap, Geospatial Portal, Geospatial SDI, Intergraph Mobile MapWorks and Intergraph Mobile Alert.
Rugged, Enterprise-grade Tablet
Panasonic has introduced the latest member of its Toughpad family of rugged, enterprise-grade tablets. When introduced, the Toughpad FZ-m1 was the thinnest and lightest rugged 7-inch fanless tablet with a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor available. Running Windows 8.1 Pro, the rugged tablet can be incorporated easily into enterprise and government environments. With a broad range of configuration options available, it is designed to improve productivity and efficiency in a host of professional scenarios, including customer service, inventory management and asset tracking, maintenance, eForms, route delivery, eCitations, electronic medical records, inspections, mobile point-of-sales and geographic information system (GIS). The Toughpad FZ-m1 is built for easy integration into existing IT infrastructures and for smooth deployments and ongoing support.
AMI/DA Situational Awareness, Security Service
Defensive-only strategies for smart meter vulnerabilities are inadequate for utilities’ meter-to-cash processes.
SecureSmart offers proactive monitoring and is the industry’s first field area networks (FAN) intrusion detection and independent monitoring solution for prevalent smart meter and distribution automation equipment.
As a managed service, SecureSmart delivers significantly increased security and operational visibility into FAN environments previously unavailable to the industry.
SecureSmart provides reliable situational awareness and security via its comprehensive network mapping and behavior monitoring, 24/7 IDS real-time monitoring and alerts, daily cyber threat analysis; anomaly investigation services and on-demand security analytics.
Applied Communication Sciences (ACS)
Itron has expanded its distribution automation (DA) offering with Cisco’s new IR500 industrial router, which seamlessly integrates with Itron’s OpenWay smart grid solution to deliver plug-and-play distribution automation capabilities. The router’s gateway functionality gives utilities the ability to connect both new and legacy DA devices from multiple vendors to enable grid monitoring, control and protection applications over OpenWay’s smart grid network. Leveraging the multi-application functionality of Itron’s smart grid network, the Cisco industrial router provides multiple protocol support for connectivity over a single network.
The open, interoperable IP network enables connectivity to measure, manage and analyze endpoint data and provide device control to support smart grid applications, such as volt/VAR optimization, outage detection and restoration notification, remote switching and feeder optimization.
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