EIG Releases Firmware Enhancements & 4GLTE Wireless Shark® 270 Revenue Meter


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, August 14, 2019) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of a new firmware version for its popular Shark® 270 revenue meter. This update includes many new and useful features for the meter to support more complex metering needs. The firmware is field upgradable and free to EIG customers.

The new features include:

  • Auto Freeze added for DNP3 to support Utility complex billing applications and additional DNP3 Default Variations to support legacy DNP RTU installations.
  • Support for the option of computing energy in the interval on either secondary or primary for customers using MV90 with secondary values.
  • Expanded test mode capabilities include assigning all energies to Test Pulse 2 for more specialized test plans.
  • Freeze Registers for Max values and timestamp for Demand, before reset.
  • Expanded sub-interval support for rolling window Demand.

EIG’s Communicator EXT™ energy management software has been updated to support these new features. If a user owns a licensed version of the software, it will prompt them automatically to upgrade the software at no additional cost.

Current customers can contact EIG’s Technical Support team for firmware and software update support.

For additional information on the Shark® 270 meter and the 4GLTE cellular modem, visit this webpage:

August 14, 2019

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Electro Industries believes that quality is our MOST IMPORTANT company goal. To achieve that goal, we provide a multipoint approach to quality. EIG uses advanced standards, from the purchasing of components to the final shipping of products, to insure that our instruments are free from defects when shipped and operate for many years in service. We provide factory tours and have been know to impress people quite often.

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EIG meters utilize brand-name, industrial temperature components. They receive 100% component insertion inspection, automated computer controlled testing, temperature deviation-based accelerated life burn-in testing and extensive 2.5 KV dielectric testing. We strive to achieve low failure rates by using comprehensive quality-based design and manufacturing techniques. We test extensively so that users can be confident that when they receive and EIG meter, it is one of the best in the industry.

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