Newsletter | March 20, 2008

EC Online Newsletter: ZigBee Makes Electric Outlets Smart

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ZigBee Makes Electric Outlets Smart
Energy Optimizers Limited (EOL) has developed a ZigBee-based plug-in electricity meter that can help companies and households save hundreds to thousands of dollars off their electricity bills. The U.K. company's device, called the plogg, allows home- and building-owners to monitor how much electricity is being used by individual appliances and electronic devices so that energy efficiency can be improved...

InterNational Electrical Testing Association Contributes To IEEE/NFPA Arc Flash Project
The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) has become sponsor of the Arc Flash research initiative organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)...

Rayvoss Surge Protection System Reduces Equipment Downtime And Maintenance
Raycap Inc., a leader in transient voltage surge suppression technology, has developed a rugged, stand-alone surge protection system that protects the entire facility from all sources of transient overvoltage, reducing the downtime and maintenance of expensive and revenue generating electronic equipment...

Rockwell Automation Advances Safety Switch Technology With SensaGuard
Protection of personnel and equipment is a main concern on the plant floor. At the same time, safety systems should be designed to offer flexibility and promote productivity...

New MediaSync Certified Installer Program Launched
Cooper Wiring Devices, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd., recently announced the launch of its new MediaSync Certified Installer Program. The comprehensive certification course will provide structured wiring installers with world class training and technical support that is sure to enhance productivity...

Siemens Wins Largest Order For Medium-Voltage Technology
After successful completion of its first supply system expansion project in Hong Kong, Siemens Energy has now received a follow-up order worth about EUR 300 million from China Light and Power (CLP). Over the next five years, Siemens will further modernize and expand the power distribution network of China's third largest metropolitan region...

AMSC Receives Orders For Its D-VAR (‘STATCOM') Solution From Two Electric Utilities
American Superconductor Corporation, a leading energy technologies company, announced recently that it has received orders from two electric utilities for its proprietary D-VAR(Dynamic VAR) reactive compensation solution...

Pass & Seymour/Legrand Panel TVSS Units Protect Electronic Equipment From Electrical Surges
Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring devices and home systems, introduces its most rugged line of Panel TVSS Units, delivering premise-wide protection against electrical surges caused by lightning, utility grid switching, and electrical equipment such as motors, arc furnaces and welders...

Hey Electric Announces New Safety Guard For Highbay Lighting
Hey Electric Co. L.P. has recently introduced Hey-Guard, a patented product that is a universal bottom guard for highbay light fixtures. The guard is made of galvanized welded wire cloth that provides an added safety feature for open bottomed highbay lighting...

Cooper Bussmann Provides New Quik-Ship Program For Elevator Disconnects
Now, it's fast and easy to meet elevator disconnect requirements with the Cooper Bussmann Quik-Spec Power Module Quik-Ship Program. With only three-business-day shipment, the Cooper Bussmann Quik-Ship program offers five of the most popular, fully-loaded models of the Cooper Bussmann Quik-Spec Power Module...

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