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What Sets EIG’s Power Meters Apart from the Rest?


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When it comes to manufacturing high-quality power metering systems, not all companies are created equal. Electro Industries/GaugeTech is a worldwide leader in power quality analyzers and energy management systems, installing hundreds of thousands of our meters across the globe.

If you are looking to purchase electrical power meters and submeters for your business, here is why you should look no further than EIG. (more…)

Product Spotlight: Shark 200 Power Meter


Electro Industries is proud to introduce the new standard in compact power metering: the Shark 200. This ultra-compact, panel-mounted power metering device proves that big things do come in small packages.

The Shark 200 power meter combines industry-leading revenue metering functionality with advanced data logging and communication capabilities typically only found in high-cost systems. We designed the Shark 200 specifically to offer world-class industrial revenue metering power in a small, cost-effective product.

Some key features of the Shark 200 power meter include:

  • 0.2% class revenue certifiable energy and demand metering

  • Expandable I/O with 100BaseT Ethernet

  • V-Switch key technology upgrade

  • Extensive data logging

  • Power quality recording

  • Embedded web server with smartphone and tablet support

  • DNP 3.0 over Ethernet

  • IEC 61850 protocol

 

With our exclusive V-Switch key technology upgrade, you can add features to the meter without removing it from installation. The data logging capabilities allow the Shark 200 to display historical data for up to 64 parameters, and it also logs system resets and settings changes in order to protect critical billing information.

You can use the Shark 200 for a multitude of industrial functions, such as:

  • Utility metering

  • Substations

  • Power generation

  • Submetering

  • Commercial metering

  • Industrial metering

  • Campus metering

  • Analog meter replacement

  • Voltage recording

 

If you want to learn more about the Shark 200, click here to view our product brochure. If you are interested in buying one for your facility, call one of our associates at 866-928-7908.

How Our Products Can Help Improve Medical Facilities


According to Energy Star, United States healthcare facilities spend over $6.5 billion on energy costs every year! This includes hospitals, urgent care centers, nursing homes, and elder-care facilities, and this number is expected to keep growing.

If you are in charge of running a healthcare facility, do you know how much energy you are using? With EIG’s world-class power meters, you could! For 40 years, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has manufactured high-quality power monitoring systems to help facilities everywhere track and reduce their energy consumption. (more…)

Product Spotlight: EnergyReporter EXT


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If you are a property manager, one of the biggest challenges you will face is being able to accurately track and bill your tenants for their energy usage. Many times you are forced to outsource this job, or simply take it upon yourself to incur the utility expense, maybe raising rent prices to make up for it.

With the EnergyReporter EXT application from Electro Industries/GaugeTech, those days are a thing of the past. EnergyReporter EXT is a full-service energy reporting dashboard, cost analysis software, and customer billing solution all wrapped up into one customizable, user-friendly interface.

With just one simple application, you can set up multiple customer facilities, create individualized billing rates, automatically generate bills and energy reports, analyze usage and peak demand, track consumption across your data points in real time, and more. EnergyReporter EXT is compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008, as well as Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 operating systems.

Here are some of the benefits that are offered by the EnergyReporter EXT software:

  • Accurately bill customers/tenants for energy usage. You can set up our software to automatically generate and send customers their bill each month. You can easily adjust each customer’s billing rate to account for local taxes, desired mark-ups, etc.

  • View and create energy reports. All the information you need to know is readily available with the EnergyReporter EXT application. View past data in order to determine inefficiencies and create a cost-savings program to increase your profit margin.

  • Eliminate the need for third-party billing. EnergyReporter EXT is a billing, collecting, and accounting application all in one. If you are currently outsourcing these jobs, implementing our software can drastically cut your administrative expenses.

  • Reduce load. Our software offers options which can help you reduce the load on your power system. A lower load can reduce wear-and-tear on your electrical wiring, which translates to improved system reliability and longevity.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech has been manufacturing the world’s best power meters for 40 years. As a worldwide leader in power monitoring systems, we have installed our electrical meters in over 100,000 locations across the globe. Visit our website to learn more about our revolutionary products or give us a call at 866-928-7908.

About Our Technical Support Services


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Not only is Electro Industries/GaugeTech committed to manufacturing the world’s best power meters, we also strive to provide world-class customer service to go along with them.

In addition to offering free training programs at our New York headquarters and around the United States, our qualified technicians can also service your products – whether they are in in-house or out in the field. Our rates are dependent on the type of service that is required and your geographic location. Keep reading to learn more. (more…)

Electro Industries Releases Nexus 1500+ Power Quality and Revenue Meter


Westbury, NY (Thursday, September 17, 2015) – Electro Industries / GaugeTech (EIG) announced the release of the Nexus 1500+ Power Quality meter for metering critical energy circuits. The Nexus 1500+ meter is the first product designed with EIG’s Constant Calibration™ architecture, which causes the meter to auto-calibrate every ten seconds, for highly stable and accurate readings. Additional features of the meter include:

  • Meets and exceeds IEC 62053-22 0.06% revenue metering accuracy
  • Multiple communication ports, including two separately configurable Ethernet ports, supporting multiple protocols
  • Provides IEC 61850 including GOOSE for substation automation and substation fault cross-trigger
  • Up to 4000 MB memory for storage
  • IEC 61000-4-30 Class A and customizable EN 50160 reporting
  • Waveform capture on alarm, including in response to GOOSE messages
  • 50 MHz Transient waveform sampling speed

The Nexus 1500+ meter is ideal for co-generation, independent power providers, substation automation, grid monitoring, distribution substation reliability measurements, and in any applications in which critical metering data and power quality analysis is essential.

Visit the meter’s webpage: https://electroind.com/product-info/nexus-1500_plus-next-generation-power-quality-revenue-meter/

What is Submetering?


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Energy management is a rapidly-growing practice among some of the world’s largest companies and energy providers. Whether it is out of effort to save money or save the environment, businesses across the globe are looking for ways to cut back on their energy consumption.

The best way to do this is through the use of power monitoring equipment, which can accurately track, display, and report this information. The newest advancement in the power monitoring industry is the use of submetering.

Submetering uses a series of inter-connected sensors to (more…)

Product Spotlight: Nexus 1272


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Is your company in need of an affordable, compact energy meter to meet your industrial power measuring and analyzing needs? Look no further than the Nexus 1272 multifunction socket form meter!

For over 40 years, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has been developing world-class power monitoring systems, and the Nexus 1272 is guaranteed to not only meet, but exceed, your expectations. The Nexus 1272 is a socket-based revenue meter that combines EIG’s latest technology into a small and compact, yet powerful meter.

Specifically designed for utility companies and deregulated power providers, the Nexus 1272 offers the following features: (more…)

Benefits of Power Monitoring Systems


Information is power. This old cliché perhaps couldn’t be any more true than in the case of energy management systems. Whether you are a municipal electricity provider or industrial consumer, being able to accurately monitor and analyze your power offers many benefits.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Identify Inefficiencies. With an advanced power monitoring system, you are not only able to monitor and track your entire system, you are also able to get insights to your subsystems. With this kind of information available, you can pinpoint your inefficiencies.

  • Save Money. Once you have identified the inefficiencies in your power consumption, you can take the necessary steps to design and implement energy-savings programs. Not only that, but you will be able to track the effectiveness of your efforts and see for yourself how much money you save.

  • Increase Profit Margin. It’s Business 101 – when you can cut down on your operating costs, you can increase your profit margin. And isn’t that the goal of every business? With a reliable energy management system, you can spend less and make more, who doesn’t want to do that?

  • Decrease Downtime. If you run a data center or something similar, you know how costly downtime can be. It upsets your clients, hurts your reputation, and ultimately loses you money. Our power monitoring systems can send you alerts when something is not right, helping you cut back on costly downtime or even eliminate it altogether.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech has been a worldwide leader in power monitoring equipment for the past 40 years. We developed one of the world’s first multifunction processors and have installed hundreds of thousands of systems across the globe, don’t trust anyone but us. Visit our website to learn more about our products or call us at 866-928-7908.

About Our History | Electro Industries/GaugeTech


Electro Industries specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality analysis, and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information, but that wasn’t always the case.

Take a look at our 40-year journey through this short timeline:

  • 1975: Engineer and inventor Samuel Kagan founded Electro Industries/GaugeTech with one goal in mind: to create the world’s first multifunction meters.

  • 1981: Just six years later, Samuel Kagan had accomplished what he set out to do. After countless hours of research and development, EIG released one of the world’s first micro-processor based meters. This affordable, easy-to-use AC power meter was truly a breakthrough innovation for the power monitoring industry.

  • 1996: Continuing to push the envelope and look for ways to revolutionize energy meters across the world, Electro Industries began work on one of the world’s first Ethernet power monitoring solutions.

  • Since: This year Electro Industries is celebrating our 40th year in business! A lot has changed since 1975, we now offer a full line of products and software to help businesses track, monitor, and manage their power consumption. We are a worldwide leader in power monitoring system, with hundreds of thousands of our energy meters and submeters being sold and installed across the world. We now have international sales offices and offer our customers more innovative products than ever before designed to meet their needs. We have accumulated a multitude of issued patents and trademarks, and that number will only continue to grow.

We want to thank our employees and customers – past, present, and future – for the continued growth and success of our company. We look forward to keeping the journey going and continuing to be a worldwide supplier of power monitoring equipment.

To learn more about Electro Industries/GaugeTech, or to purchase our meters for your business, click here to visit our website or call us at 866-928-7908.

How Our Energy Management Systems Can Help Data Centers


If you help run a data center, you are likely aware of the high energy levels needed to keep everything running smoothly. According to the Federal Energy Management Program, the average data center requires 200% more energy to operate than a normal office space. Most of this energy goes to cooling equipment, server load, and other computing operations – all of which are vital for proper functioning and preventing costly downtime.

So how can a data center help cut costs and increase profitability without sacrificing their uptime? Through the use of advanced power monitoring. Electro Industries/GaugeTech manufactures high-quality energy meters which can help you:

  • Identify areas where energy savings can be attained. Our meters and submeters can accurately measure energy usage for your entire data center, or break it down by specific part. This will help you track your energy consumption and pinpoint areas where money can be saved.

  • Implement energy reduction programs and monitor their progress. The U.S. Federal Energy Management Program has issued energy-saving guidelines that include the use of metering and submetering products. Once you track your energy usage, you can locate problem areas and begin to implement energy saving programs to reduce your consumption. Our products can also track the results of these programs so you can see the savings for yourself!

  • Assure the reliability of power to avoid downtime and lost revenue. Our power monitoring systems let you set alarms or email notifications for conditions such as a voltage drop or a change in I/O status. Having this information the instant it is available helps you become proactive in solving future problems.

Not only are our products capable of accurately tracking your data center’s energy usage, they compile reports and store the data to let you view your energy consumption records in real time, by the day, or over an extended period!

A typical bill of materials for data centers looks like this:

  • Nexus 1500 – advanced power quality analyzer and energy meter

  • Shark 200 – data-logging energy meter for load profiling

  • MP200 Metering System – 8 three-phase input meters

  • Communicator EXT 4.0 – software for configuring meters, collecting data, analyzing power quality

  • EnergyReporter EXT 4.0 – software for energy dashboarding, generating usage reports, automated submeter billing

For 40 years, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has manufactured and installed high-quality power monitoring systems across the globe. To learn more about our energy management systems and how they can help your data center, please visit our website, call us at 866-928-7908, or email sales@electroind.com.

Register For Our September 1st Training in Dallas, TX!


At Electro Industries/GaugeTech, all of our power meters are designed to help your business operate more efficiently. In order to maximize the effectiveness of our products, it is essential that your staff is familiar with all of their available features and how to best use them. All of our energy management systems are specifically designed to offer optimum flexibility, and our training programs will help you take full advantage of this.

Our exclusive trainings are offered at our World Headquarters in Westbury NY, on-site at your location, and we offer one additional session per month at a select location somewhere in the country. Our next available seminar is scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1-2, in Dallas, Texas.

This two-day program is designed to help you get the most out of the technology you have installed at your business. Our knowledgeable trainers will deliver the information your employees need to capitalize on all of our products’ capabilities in an educational and hands-on environment.

Next week’s training will be held at the Dallas Marriott City Center, located at 650 N Pearl Street, Dallas, TX 75201. The two-day course will run on September 1st and 2nd from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (on both days). There is no fee to attend this training, just find a way to get there!

Course content will include:

  • Introduction to Shark and Nexus-series meters

  • Communication protocols

  • Uploading and saving metered data

  • How to understand and interpret data in real-time

  • Software configuration and features

  • And more!

Seating is limited, register now to ensure your spot! For more information about our Dallas, TX training, please click here to view our flier. To sign up, fill out this form on our website or contact Dale Prashad at (516) 695-8842.

Product Spotlight: Nexus 1500


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The Nexus 1500 is EIG’s most popular high performance power monitor. It is a transient recording energy meter with advanced power quality monitoring and communication capabilities.

The Nexus 1500 is the number one choice of users around the world who need a reliable instrument to measure their power quality and consumption levels. Whether you need to comply with legal standards or contractual obligations, the Nexus 1500 can reliably and accurately track your energy, and relay this information through up to six communication channels.

Here are some key features of our Nexus 1500 high performance power monitor:

  • Industry-leading Class A power quality analyzer.
  • 1 GB of onboard storage.

  • Communication engine with six high-speed communication ports.

  • RTU and revenue meter for highly-critical metering applications.

  • Auto-calibrating revenue meter with precision measurement.

  • Horizontal or vertical mounting options.

  • Generates weekly reports which are stored for multiple years.

  • Smartphone/tablet compatible!

Whether you are a Fortune 100 company or a municipal energy provider, the Nexus 1500 can meet and exceed your energy tracking needs. It is the most advanced power monitoring product available on the market, providing you with a total picture of energy usage and power quality from anywhere in your network. You can manage peak demand, generate email notifications, trigger alarms in certain situations, view years of past data, and more from one device.

Interested in learning more about the Nexus 1500 or purchasing one for your organization? You can visit our website, call 866-928-7908, or send an email to sales@electroind.com

5 Reasons to Use EIG’s Power Monitoring Systems


Since our creation in 1975, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has been a worldwide leader in power monitoring. From data centers and hospitals to local energy providers, institutions across the globe have relied on our products to reliably track and control their electricity consumption for the past 40 years. If you are in the market for a new power monitoring system, look no further than EIG.

Here are five reasons that you can depend on our commercial energy meters.

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Electro Industries Releases RS485 to USB Communication Converter


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, May 13, 2015) – Electro Industries / GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of the E205301 direct RS485 to USB communication converter cable designed specifically to work with 2 wire RS485 networks which are native to all EIG meters. The cable is 16 feet in length and has tinned RS485 wiring on one side and a USB port connector on the other side.

The E205301 is self-powered from the USB port and can be used for many different applications including typical conversion of a string of devices from RS485 to USB and as a programming tool to easily configure any EIG meter using the native RS485 port.

Electro Industries Expanding on Long Island, NY


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, April 15, 2015) – Electro Industries / GaugeTech (EIG) is expanding its manufacturing facility. Located in Westbury, NY, the company is building more lines to keep up with demand for its very popular Shark and Nexus products. Celebrating its fortieth year in business, EIG is one of Long Island, NY’s most prestigious manufacturers, producing state-of-the-art power and energy metering equipment and energy management software that is used by governments, military, utilities, industry, healthcare facilities, universities, and commercial buildings the world over.

The expansion of its Westbury, NY manufacturing facility will allow EIG to increase its production capability and to offer more jobs to our Long Island community. EIG plans to have the new facility up and running within the next three months.

Electro Industries Releases Shark 50B Power and Energy Meter with BACnet MS/TP Serial Protocol


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, January 7, 2015) – Electro Industries / GaugeTech (EIG) announced the release of the Shark 50B meter with native BACnet MS/TP serial communication. This meter supplies power and energy data to building automation systems using a native, standard BMS protocol. It is perfect for retrofit into existing systems or for new applications.

The Shark 50B meter comes pre-programmed with 34 BACnet objects for seamless integration into existing BACnet networks. It offers an affordable entry into the world of building automation. In addition to building automation, it supports LEED projects and other “green” building initiatives.

The meter also supports Modbus over TCP/IP so that the Shark 50B meter can additionally communicate to a stand-alone energy management system or energy dashboard. This allows the meter to be used for both energy management and building automation applications simultaneously.

More information on the Shark 50B meter can be viewed at: https://electroind.com/product-info/shark-50b-bacnet-mstp-communicating-power-meter/

Electro Industries Releases EnergyReporter EXT 4.0: Proactive Energy Dashboard and Energy Reporting Software


Westbury, NY (Monday, November 17, 2014) – Electro Industries /GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of EnergyReporter EXT 4.0. This software is an energy dashboard, energy reporter, and automated energy costing application. The energy dashboard viewer lets users easily compare energy costs and peak demand across multiple time frames (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and custom date ranges) and locations. Using EnergyReporter EXT, a user has instant access to cost analysis and energy analytics, Enterprise-wide.

Features of this software application include customized energy reports that let a user create concise energy analysis, and provide summaries of energy usage data for executive level and management personnel. The automated scheduling module also sends monthly reports by email on a user-programmable schedule, for up-to-date energy accounting information.

The system is capable of reporting on all commodities, measuring not only electricity usage, but also water, condensate and gas usage, to provide a comprehensive energy usage depiction and cost analysis. With EnergyReporter EXT, any Enterprise can easily ascertain monthly energy usage and costs for all of its facilities. Direct cost savings and carbon footprint reduction result from the proactive energy management provided by this software system.

The software automatically integrates with existing and new EIG Nexus and Shark meters. It is designed to be user friendly and configurable, without the need for a system integrator.

More information on EnergyReporter EXT can be viewed at:
https://electroind.com/product-info/energyreporter-ext/

Electro Industries Releases MeterManager EXT: Automation for EIG’s Power Meters and Energy Management Software


Westbury, NY (Monday, November 10, 2014) – Electro Industries /GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of its new MeterManager EXT automation component for the Communicator EXT™ 4.0 Professional Edition software. MeterManager EXT is an automation application that removes the system integration requirements from the setting up of an energy management system that uses Shark and Nexus Series meters. With MeterManager EXT, the user simply installs the meters, and the software automatically manages the meters, collects the data, and organizes it into easy-to-analyze presentations. This leaves an engineer available to focus on data, not system integration.

MeterManager EXT will automate both existing and new Shark or Nexus Series meters. MeterManager EXT is automatically installed with the professional version of Communicator EXT™ 4.0 Energy Management software. More information on MeterManager EXT can be viewed at:
https://electroind.com/product-info/metermanager-ext/

Electro Industries Releases Communicator EXT™ 4.0 Software for EIG’s Power Meters


Westbury, NY (Monday, November 3, 2014) – Electro Industries /GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of its new Energy Management software – the Communicator EXT™ 4.0 application. This new software application provides a simple user interface to analyze power and energy usage, power quality, and to produce reports to manage and visualize energy usage and reliability throughout an enterprise.

Designed for both the energy provider and the energy consumer, the software is a comprehensive problem solving tool for the energy engineer. In addition, the software supports almost all EIG meters and easily upgrades from earlier versions of Communicator EXT™ software.

Electro Industries Releases BACnet and LonWorks Protocol Solutions for EIG’s Power Meters


Westbury, NY (Thursday, August 7, 2014) – Electro Industries /GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of versatile, simple-to-use, add-on BACnet or LonWorks protocol gateways for its advanced Shark and Nexus series power and energy meters. The ProtoCom protocol gateway enables BACnet/IP, BACnet MS/TP, and other popular Building Management System (BMS) protocols to communicate easily with any EIG power meter, including all Shark series and Nexus series meters. The ProtoCom-Lon gateway allows any system to communicate with EIG power meters via LonWorks protocol.

These new gateway products are part of EIG’s commitment to comprehensive energy management solutions for LEED and green initiatives. With EIG’s meters, gateways and software, a user can now obtain a total solution to measure, manage and control energy usage, reducing energy costs and lowering carbon emissions and footprint.

Electro Industries Releases MP200™ High Density Energy Metering System in Easy Install NEMA 1 Type Enclosure


Westbury, NY (Thursday, July 17, 2014) – Electro Industries /GaugeTech (EIG) announced that the Shark MP200™ multipoint high density energy metering system is now available in an easy install NEMA 1 type enclosure assembly. EIG’s MP200™ in Enclosure expands switchgear capability and/or easily meters circuits without expensive and time-consuming redesign. This is a perfect retrofit solution for a user that wishes to meter energy consumption for high density applications.

The MP200™ in Enclosure provides up to 24 energy metering points in one CPU, offering 0.5% Class Energy accuracy on all circuits. The MP200™ unit can be ordered either as 8 three phase circuits or 24 single phase circuits. It offers a choice of RS485, wired Ethernet or 802.11 WiFi, BACnet or LonWorks for ease of connectivity. The lockable enclosure comes pre-wired with the MP200™ unit, CT shorting blocks, voltage fuses, and a touch-screen color display that provides detailed per circuit energy usage data.

Electro Industries’ Shark 200 Power Meter Is Certified to Communicate IEC 61850 Protocol by KEMA Labs


Westbury, NY (Monday, June 23, 2014) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces that its data-logging Shark 200 multifunction energy and power meter with expandable I/O has received KEMA certification for its IEC 61850 protocol implementation. KEMA rigorously tested EIG’s IEC 61850 protocol option card, the INP300S, and found it to comply with the IEC 61850 international standard. KEMA certification is only issued if the component being tested is found to function correctly and meet the technical requirements of the standard. Receiving KEMA certification proves the technical excellence of the Shark 200 power meter’s IEC 61850 protocol implementation.

The Shark 200 power meter is used by industry and utilities worldwide to measure and report on electrical power. The meter’s IEC 61850 protocol support allows it to seamlessly integrate into any existing substation automation IEC 61850 system.

This capability joins the Shark 200 power meter’s other utility features, which include DNP 3.0 over Ethernet, 0.001% frequency accuracy, real time clock synchronization options for the most accurate load profiling, wide dynamic voltage under-range measurement, communication port options and many other features.

Electro Industries Declared Best Power Monitoring and Smart Grid Solutions Winner!


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, May 27, 2014) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced that it has received the Best of Westbury for Best Power Monitoring and Smart Grid Solutions in the US Commerce Association’s Best of Westbury, New York Awards for 2014. This is the second consecutive year that EIG has won this award, which 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 39 years, EIG is the go-to company for power utilities, manufacturing, commercial buildings, universities, and government facilities worldwide for smart grid solutions, power quality metering, energy cost-savings metering, sub-metering and power management software.

Electro Industries Releases Low-Voltage Power Supply Input for Nexus 1500 Power Meter


Westbury, NY (Thursday, April 24, 2014) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) releases a low-voltage power supply for its Nexus 1500 advanced power quality monitor. The new power supply option is UL rated at (18-60) VDC to support 24-48VDC systems. This option joins the high-voltage 100-240VDC/VAC power supply options currently available for the power meter. This new option allows the Nexus 1500 power meter to be used in applications wherein the Monitor needs to remain on, in order to record power quality events when the AC mains voltage becomes unstable. This feature makes the Nexus 1500 power meter ideal for low-voltage substation DC battery supply applications for Utility, Telecom, Military and many other critical applications.

Advanced technical capabilities of the Nexus 1500 power meter include:

  • 10 MHz resolution Transient capture for high performance waveform recording
  • 1 GB of storage memory for extensive logging and power quality recording
  • Dual 100BaseT Ethernet communication for simultaneous access to multiple networks, with Modbus, DNP 3.0, and IEC 61850 protocol support
  • A 256 color touch-screen user interface for viewing critical data
  • Compliance with multiple industry power quality and energy metering standards
  • Multiple communication ports, including USB and ANSI optical port
  • Embedded Web Server for viewing power meter data on PC, tablet, and smart phone browsers
  • Capability to act as an RTU Master via its serial ports
  • Capability to send multiple emails on programmed alarm conditions
  • Optional I/O, including: 16 Digital Inputs card, RJ45 Ethernet card, Fiber Optic card, RS485/KYZ Pulse card, and Relay Output cards

Electro Industries’ Shark MP200 High Density Power Meter Declared EC&M 2014 Metering Category Winner


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, March 26, 2014) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced that its Shark MP200 Multi-point High-density Metering System was declared the Metering & Monitoring Equipment Category Winner in EC&M magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year contest.

The Product of the Year award recognizes outstanding design and utility for products released in 2013. This year 200 entries were received. Winning the Metering & Monitoring Equipment Category affirms the uniqueness and excellence of the MP200 Metering System. This power metering system, the latest addition to the award-winning Shark family of power meters, consolidates up to 24 metering points in one CPU, offering 0.5% Class accuracy on all circuits. It offers a choice of RS485, wired Ethernet or 802.11 WiFi for ease of connectivity. WiFi security uses the latest encryption methods to insure secure communication.

Its multi-circuit design saves both mounting space and installation time and makes connection to multiple loads both easy and highly cost effective. Using EIG’s software solutions with the MP200 Metering System, it is easy to trend Energy and other commodity usage; generate reports to analyze the data; compare usage for different customer locations, billing periods, and power meters; and generate customer billing.

The Category winners will be spotlighted in a printed tabloid showcase scheduled to mail with the April issue of EC&M and the May issue of Electrical Wholesaling, and will go on to compete for the 2014 Product of the Year Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards, determined through an upcoming online readers’ poll, and announced in the August issue of EC&M.

Electro Industries’ Nexus 1272 Power Meter Approved by CAISO


Westbury, NY (Monday, March 3, 2014) – California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has approved the Watt-hour revenue-grade Nexus 1272 Utility power meter, one of Electro Industries/Gauge Tech’s (EIG) Nexus family of award-winning power meters. CAISO manages the majority of California’s high-voltage wholesale power-grid. This approval confirms that the Nexus 1272 power meter meets the stringent CAISO requirements for certification and compliance for electrical meters used in CAISO applications.

The Nexus 1272 power meter features a host of revenue metering, power quality monitoring, and communication capabilities, including:

  • Highly accurate energy and demand measurements
  • Multiple communication paths, including RS485, Ethernet, Optical ports
  • Dual simultaneous Modbus and DNP Level 3 protocol over Ethernet
  • Advanced billing functions
  • Flicker and power quality monitoring
  • Advanced power quality analysis
  • Combo Ethernet/Modem capability
  • Embedded Web server
  • Available in ANSI socket, switchboard, or A-base form

Electro Industries Releases E-Billing EXT™ V.3.0 Energy Reporting Software


Westbury, NY (Tuesday, November 19, 2013) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) releases version 3.0 of its E-Billing EXT™ energy reporting, cost analysis, and billing software. This release is a significant update which adds many new features to the application. These features include a new energy dashboard viewer that lets users easily compare energy costs and demand across multiple time frames (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and custom date ranges) and locations.

Another important new feature is customized energy reports, which let the user create concise energy reports providing summaries of energy usage data for executive level and management reporting.

An automated scheduling application was also incorporated to send bills or reports out to customers on a scheduled basis, avoiding third party maintenance and energy management overhead costs.

Utilizing the E-Billing EXT™ application, users are given “ownership” of electrical (or other commodity) consumption and are capable of reducing energy usage. This directly results in cost savings and carbon footprint reduction, providing both a direct economic benefit and an environmental benefit to the users and/or energy providers.

Electro Industries Launches IEC 61850 Protocol Capability for Nexus 1500 Power Meter


Westbury, NY (Monday, September 23, 2013) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces that its high performance power reliability recording meter, the Nexus 1500, now supports compliance with IEC 61850 server protocol for critical substation metering applications. Adding IEC 61850 to this critical substation meter completes EIG’s portfolio of IEC 61850 metering solutions.

The international IEC 61850 standards were developed to allow networking of utility substation equipment from multiple vendors for power management and control. Designed to be the heart of a comprehensive substation automation implementation, EIG now provides users with a full range of IEC 61850 communicating products, from simple to critical, for a total automated substation solution.

Electro Industries Launches IEC 61850 Protocol Capability for Shark 200 Power Meter


Westbury, NY (Friday, August 2, 2013) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces that its Shark 200 multifunction energy and power meter now offers IEC 61850 protocol capability through its new INP300S Network card.

The international IEC 61850 standards were developed to allow networking of utility substation equipment from multiple vendors for power management and control. The Shark 200 with the IEC 61850 implementation allows the power meter to provide integral power information for smart substation solutions.

Additional features of the Shark 200 power meter’s IEC 61850 Network card include:

  • Support for Modbus and IEC 61850 protocols simultaneously
  • Support for 5 simultaneous MMS clients
  • Configurable for multiple logical nodes
  • Provides buffered and unbuffered reporting
  • Dual Ethernet 61850 and/or DNP3.0 Ethernet Support

Electro Industries/GaugeTech Releases Remote Mounted WiFi Antenna


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, July 31, 2013) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of the ANT18769, a remote, mounted wireless (WiFi) antenna to extend the range of its Shark 100S/Shark 200S submeters with WiFi, and its MP200 high-density multi-circuit metering system with the WiFi option. The WiFi antenna has a magnetic base for easy installation and comes with a 2000mm coaxial cable for remote connection.

The remote antenna’s benefits to the WiFi power meters include:

  • Mounting for better line of site reception.
  • Ability to mount the WiFi power meters in an enclosure but still take advantage of radio based communication.
  • Being able to place the antenna in an optimal location, e.g., near a window in the case of a power meter installed in a basement.

The remote antenna further enhances the capabilities of the EIG power meters with WiFi communication.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech Releases Remote Display Capability for its MP200 Metering System


Westbury, NY (Thursday, July 25, 2013) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of an optional touch screen HMI LED display for the MP200, its WiFi communicating, multi-point, high-density metering system. Compact and easy to install, the display is available in either a 3.5″ or a 5.7″ model. The optional display offers the user a local display and/or a remote display over a network. Each display enables the user to view up to 24 metering points in real time. This extends the MP200 multipoint metering unit, allowing access to real time metering information anywhere throughout a facility.

The display further enhances the usability of the MP200 metering system, which is a product that allows users to immediately monitor and reduce energy consumption system-wide by fairly allocating costs and responsibility to energy users. By doing this, it saves money, reduces carbon-footprint and is an integral part of a total environmental impact program.

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.

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