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EIG Awarded Best in Power Monitoring and Smart Grid Solutions


Westbury, NY (Thursday, June 28, 2013) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) has received the award for Best Power Monitoring and Smart Grid Solutions in the US Commerce Association’s Best of Westbury, New York Awards for 2013. This award recognizes excellence in American businesses, and is given to the top company in its category. EIG is very pleased to have received this recognition.

From its headquarters in Westbury, NY, EIG produces the highest quality, cutting edge power monitoring and control technology available, setting the industry standard for advanced power quality reporting, revenue metering, data acquisition and control. At the forefront of metering innovation for almost 40 years, EIG is the go-to company for utilities, manufacturing, commercial buildings, universities, and government facilities worldwide for smart grid solutions, power quality analysis, energy cost-savings technology, sub-metering applications, billing and power management software, “Green” technology support, and outstanding customer service.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech Goes Green ISO 14001:2004 Certification


Westbury, NY (Thursday, June 28, 2013) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces that it has received ISO 14001:2004 certification for its design and manufacture of electronic digital measuring equipment. The certifying agency for this approval was QAS International.

ISO 14001 is a set of standards developed to help companies reduce any negative impact they might have on the environment as a result of their work processes. ISO 14001 contains guidelines to help organizations set up an Environmental Management System (EMS) and to build on systems already in place. In order to obtain this certification, an organization needs to show that its EMS complies with the rigorous standards set out in ISO 14001.

EIG’s receipt of this certification acknowledges the fact that EIG is as committed to acting responsibly in the area of its environmental impact as it is in all other areas of its business dealings: such as meeting customer’s needs, ensuring employee safety and job satisfaction, reaching out in a supportive fashion to the local community, and ensuring that its products meet EIG’s standards for excellence in design and production.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech Releases New Version of the Communicator EXT™ Application


Westbury, NY (Thursday, June 27, 2013) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of a new version of its Communicator EXT™ application. This version contains a major update to the software, including a host of new features as well as improvements to existing features.

New Features Include:

  • Support for the new Shark MP200 metering system. This update includes device configuration, polling screens, log downloads and Log Viewer, and integration into EIG’s Script & Scheduler™ application, which allows for automated processing of
    meter data for billing, etc.
  • Added support for the Shark 200 power meter’s DNP over Ethernet feature.
  • Nexus 12×2 Network Card Device profile editor has been enhanced to let the user configure the network card to use scaled energy on the meter’s webpages that
    display energy. This insures that both the Communicator EXT™ application’s and
    the webpages’ energy rollovers match for that meter.
  • Nexus 1500 Device Profile Editor Waveform has been enhanced to enable VAUX
    for waveform and PQ. This lets the software display the Vaux waveform recorder.
  • Language support for the Nexus 1500 power meter has been enhanced to allow for translation into multiple languages.
  • SEMI F47 Graph for PQ events has been added to the Log Viewer for all meters
    with msec time stamp. This is a different variation of the ITIC/CBEMA graph, using
    different plotting characteristics. This variation is designed for the semi-conductor industry, as opposed to CBEMA, which was optimized for the computer industry.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech Releases WiFi Capable Multi-Point, High Density Metering System MP200


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, May 8, 2013) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of the MP200, a WiFi communicating multi-point, high-density metering system. Designed to accommodate up to 24 measurement points, this unit is ideal for highly accurate, high density metering such as commercial buildings, shopping malls, industrial power panels or any other applications for metering installations in which space is a premium.

This unit uniquely provides the user with a choice of common communication architectures to communicate data. These architectures include serial RS485 using Modbus protocol, a wired Ethernet port or 802.11 WiFi for radio-based communication. When using WiFi, the MP200 metering system secures the data using WEP, WPA or WPA2 encryption.

The metering system is also available with extensive on-board memory for data-logging and load profiling of energy consumed over time for each circuit. There is enough memory to record many years’ worth of energy usage for download and analysis. Using software, a customer can create energy reports and sub-metering energy usage bills.

The MP200 metering system is a product that allows users to immediately monitor and reduce energy consumption system-wide by fairly allocating costs and responsibility to energy users. This saves money, reduces carbon-footprint and is an integral part of a total environmental impact program.

Electro Industries Launches Shark 200 Power Meter with Dual Ethernet Cards and DNP 3.0 Ethernet


Westbury, NY (Tuesday, March 19, 2013) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces that its Shark 200 multifunction energy and power meter now supports DNP Ethernet Protocol and dual Ethernet card.

Utilizing EIG’s multi-session solution, the DNP 3.0 Ethernet provides up to 5 simultaneous connections of DNP 3.0 in addition to 7 Modbus sessions (per card) and full customizable Web Server capabilities. Using two separate Ethernet cards allows users to send data to multiple networks from the same meter. Each card has its own unique IP address and MAC address. This is useful for data sharing conventions, utility check metering and network security applications.

DNP 3.0 is used extensively by the Power Utility industry worldwide to delivery power data to SCADA systems for controlling and managing electrical power transmission and distribution. With DNP Ethernet, the Shark 200 power meter is ideal for providing telemetry for complex automation and control solutions.

DNP 3.0 is used extensively by the Power Utility industry worldwide to delivery power data to SCADA systems for controlling and managing electrical power transmission and distribution. With DNP Ethernet, the Shark 200 power meter is ideal for providing telemetry for complex automation and control solutions.

Additional new features of the Shark 200 power meter include:

  • MV90 compatibility
  • Frequency measurement accuracy of up to 0.001 Hz
  • Multiple real time clock synchronizing methods that ensure accurate load profiling
  • Improved communication port selections and control functions

EIG Sponsors Local High School Robotics Team


Westbury, NY (Thursday, March 14, 2013) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) is proud to have sponsored the Lindenhurst High School’s Robotics club, the PSIcotics. This club nurtures and promotes the scientific and engineering skills of its student members. The PSIcotics competed in the FIRST Robotics competition, held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where the robot they designed performed very well, advancing them to the competition’s Quarterfinals, where they placed 26th out of 100 teams, a significant accomplishment.

EIG strives to be a supportive member of the Long Island community, both in terms of employment and of community outreach and development. We are particularly interested in the fostering of engineering and other scientific skills in our young people. As such, we are happy to sponsor the PSIcotics, congratulate them on their accomplishments, and wish them continued success in their endeavors.

EIG’s Tech Support Wins Finalist for Support Team of the Year


Westbury, NY (Thursday, January 31, 2013) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG)’s Technical Support Team has been named a Finalist in the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service 2013, in the Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year category. This award recognizes outstanding performance of a group of individuals who directly support customers.

Since EIG’s beginnings over 30 years ago, customer satisfaction has been one of our top priorities. EIG prides itself on its strong commitment to our customers. Our technical support team, consisting of highly technically skilled and committed professionals, is essential to EIG’s business model and culture.

We are proud of our technical support team, and congratulate them on this accomplishment.

Electro Industries Wins Mobile Websites Award


Westbury, NY (Friday, December 21, 2012) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG)’s website for mobile devices has been named one of the 12 Best Mobile Websites for 2012 by DudaMobile (12 Best Mobile Websites of 2012 | DudaMobile Blog). Our goal was to provide users with an easy-to-navigate mobile website. EIG is very happy to receive this industry recognition and is very proud of our graphics design team for the good work they do.

Electro Industries’ UL Listed Self-Enclosed Shark Power Meter Assembly


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, December 5, 2012) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces its cUL/UL listed Shark power meter in NEMA enclosure. This assembly lets users expand switchgear capability without expensive and time-consuming redesign. The assembly comes pre-wired and configured in either a 120V or a 277V (for 277/480V systems) voltage configuration. The Self-Enclosed Shark Power Meter Assembly is the perfect retrofit solution in environments where there is no available metering compartment. It can be easily mounted and wired next to existing switchgear.

The assembly can be ordered with one of three of the award-winning and highly accurate multifunction Shark Series meters: the Shark 100 energy and power meter; the Shark 100B power meter with native BACnet/IP protocol; or the Shark 200 power meter with data-logging and extensive I/O.

Electro Industries Enhances the Nexus 1252 Power Meter


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, November 28, 2012) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces new features for its Nexus 1252 Energy and Power Quality Meter. The new version of this product comes standard with advanced memory, giving it enough memory for up to 2 years’ worth of data logging and up to 96 waveform record events in every meter. Moreover, EIG improved the design of the motherboard of the product, allowing for the internal memory storage battery to be field replaceable without needing servicing.

The Nexus 1252 device is one of the industry standard meters, relied on world-wide over many years by power utilities, power generation plants and large industry to measure, analyze and control electricity. The meter is known for its auto-calibrating metrology and advanced power waveform recording functionality.

Electro Industries Advances Shark 200 Power Meter for Utility Substation Power Measurements


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, November 14, 2012) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces advanced new features for the Shark 200 multifunction energy and power meter with data-logging and extensive I/O. Enhanced Frequency measurement has been improved to provide accuracy to 0.001%. This feature allows the power meter to be used for power system frequency analysis and as a high performance frequency transducer.

Additional utility features include improved real time clock synchronizing for more accurate load profiling, wider dynamic voltage under-range, more communication port selections and many more functions.

The Shark 200 is used by industry and utilities worldwide to measure and report on electrical power. EIG is committed to its many thousands of installed base and as such the company offers these features at no additional cost in all new units and as a no cost firmware upgrade for all existing commissioned units.

Electro Industries Releases Shark 50 Power Meter


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, October 17, 2012) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of the Shark 50 multifunction energy and power meter. The Shark 50 power meter is a cost-effective, easy-to-use and install electrical panel power meter that meets 0.5% Accuracy classes. This power meter is ideally suited to OEM and commercial applications.

The power meter’s low component count and DSP design make it highly reliable and superior for long life operation. The power meter can be equipped with an optional Modbus RS485 serial port for digital communication of energy usage data and a KYZ Pulse to pulse energy usage. The product is perfect for tenant metering, low voltage panel board power metering and other high volume deployment.

Electro Industries Releases Automated Energy Reporting and Billing Software


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, August 22, 2012) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces its E-Billing EXT™ energy reporting, analysis, and billing software. This application imports historical log energy usage data from EIG’s Nexus and Shark series meters and generates detailed and useful energy reports for analyzing energy use, planning and load curtailment.

The software lets multiple users generate customized energy reports to study energy usage and demand enterprise-wide. For example, display Peak Energy Usage for the day, week, and month, or compare usage between meters, locations, and customers. The software’s automated billing module allows a user to generate sub-metering bills based on customized rate structures for Energy and other commodities such as Water and Gas.

Electro Industries Releases Self-Enclosed Shark Power Meter Assembly


May 9, 2012 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of its Shark power meter in NEMA 12 enclosure. This assembly lets customers expand their switchgear capability without expensive and time-consuming redesign. The assembly comes pre-wired and configured in either a 120V or a 277V (for 277/480V systems) voltage configuration. The Self-Enclosed Shark Power Meter Assembly is the perfect retrofit solution in environments where there is no available metering compartment. It can be easily mounted and wired next to existing switchgear.

The assembly can be ordered with one of three highly accurate multifunction Shark Series meters: the Shark 100 energy and power meter; the Shark 100B power meter with native BACnet/IP protocol; or the Shark 200 power meter with data-logging and extensive I/O.

Electro Industries Releases Auto Export™ Power Metering Software


March 27, 2012 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced the release of its unique Auto Export™ software, which is offered as a free download from its website: https://www.electroind.com/em-auto.html

The Auto Export™ application lets you take historical log data from one of EIG’s award-winning Nexus series or Shark 200 power meters and automatically create a spreadsheet with the data you want. Then the Auto Export™ application can email the spreadsheet to you or anyone else you specify, as soon as it is created. This feature is ideal for sending monthly energy usage data to load planners and estimators. You can also perform a manual export of the data whenever you want.

Electro Industries Shark 100B Power Meter Declared EC&M Category Winner


March 15, 2012 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced that its Shark 100B multifunction power meter with native BACnet/IP was declared the Monitoring Instruments Category winner in EC&M magazine’s 2012 Product of the Year contest.

The Product of the Year award recognizes outstanding design and utility for products released in 2011. Winning the Monitoring Instruments category affirms the uniqueness and excellence of the Shark 100B power meter. This meter, the latest addition to the award-winning Shark family of meters, acts as a BACnet server to seamlessly integrate with any BACnet building management system or application. The Shark 100B power meter was developed for “Green” buildings, LEED certification and other Energy Management strategies. This highly accurate power meter has a Web interface for remote BACnet/IP and Modbus configuration and tracking of energy readings through the Internet using any standard Web browser.

All of the category winners are listed on EC&M’s website:
http://ecmweb.com/product_year/2012/poty-category-winners-20120301/

Electro Industries Releases Shark 100B BACnet/IP Power Meter


February 2012 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of its Shark 100B power meter with native BACnet/IP protocol. The Shark 100B power meter acts as a BACnet server to seamlessly integrate with any BACnet building management system or application. The latest entry in the award-winning Shark series, this power meter has been developed for “Green” buildings, LEED certification and other Energy Management strategies. The highly accurate Shark 100B power meter has a Web interface for remote BACnet/IP and Modbus configuration and tracking of energy readings through the Internet using any standard Web browser.

Electro Industries Receives 2011 Best of New York Award


November 2011 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) has been awarded the United States Commerce Association’s (USCA) 2011 New York Award. The New York Award is given to local companies that are considered the best in their industry. In giving this award, the USCA recognizes EIG’s leadership in providing power monitoring and smart grid solutions to its customers. This award is a tribute to the excellence of EIG’s innovative products and cutting-edge technology.

All of EIG’s products, including the award-winning Nexus and Shark line of power meters, and the Communication, Control, and Billing software available for them, are developed and manufactured in EIG’s Westbury, New York headquarters. Originating locally, EIG’s metering products can be found at major utilities, industrial, military, and commercial sites the world over.

Electro Industries Power Meters Qualify Under Buy American Act of 1933


June 21, 2011 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces that its Shark and Nexus Series metering products qualify as purchases under the Buy American Act of 1933, 41 U.S.C. Statute 10a et seq. Originally signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt, this Act gives preference to American products for purchases using federal funding. This has been very important lately due to Federal Stimulus funding that has been available.

EIG has been assembling power meters in the US since 1975. Currently, all Nexus and Shark power meters are assembled in our State of the Art manufacturing and test facility located in Westbury, NY.

Electro Industries Releases P40N+ LED Display with USB Download Capability


March 24, 2011 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of its P40N+ LED advanced display with USB port. This display is designed for use with EIG’s award-winning Nexus family of Smart power monitors. The compact P40N+ features three lines of data display and a front panel USB port for direct data downloads and real time polling. The USB port lets the P40N+ connect directly to a computer for remote viewing and downloading of all power meter data and logs. The P40N+ can also act as a Master display to EIG’s Amps and Watts/VAR/PF displays, giving access to all readings from the slave displays.

Electro Industries Releases Rack Mount Assembly for the Nexus 1252 Power Meter


January 28, 2011 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces a 19-inch rack mount assembly for its Nexus 1252 advanced performance power meter and power quality recorder. The assembly is designed to allow the Nexus 1252 meter to be easily installed in 19-inch rack mount substation control panel applications. It is pre-wired with the Nexus 1252 meter, offers between one and three LED displays, and an extensive array of optional I/O modules. The rack assembly also features a built-in test switch and a front-panel download data port. It is ideally suited for easy installation and low cost maintenance for critical substation power monitoring applications.

Electro Industries Receives 2010 Best of New York Award


January 10, 2011 – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) has been awarded the United States Commerce Association’s (USCA) 2010 New York Award. The New York Award is given to local companies that are considered the best in their industry. In giving this award, the USCA recognizes EIG’s leadership in providing power monitoring and smart grid solutions to its customers. This award is a tribute to the excellence of EIG’s innovative products and cutting-edge technology.

All of EIG’s products, including the award-winning Nexus and Shark line of meters, and the Communication, Control, and Billing software available for them, aredeveloped and manufactured in EIG’s Westbury, New York headquarters. Originating locally, EIG’s metering products can be found at major utilities, industrials, military, and commercial sites the world over.

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