Posts Tagged “power monitoring”

The Importance of Support in Metering

Posted on November 15th, 2019 by Eric Golban

Identifying the correct meter to fit your business or facility’s needs can become an overwhelming task. Smart meters are complex, and EIG has over 20,000 different combinations of part numbers, all offering different features and specifications. That is why customer support in metering is such a valuable asset, and so essential to have. EIG strives […]


Shark 250 & Shark 270 Security Features

Posted on September 10th, 2019 by Eric Golban

  The Shark® 250  and Shark® 270 Meters’ Security Features Include: An admin level and up to 8 levels of passwords support customized levels of access.Passwords are 30 character alphanumeric. Usernames and passwords are encrypted when sent to the meter, to further enhance security. The meter offers a physical sealing switch for added security. You […]


EIG’s Releases Update for EnergyReporter EXT™ Software

Posted on August 14th, 2019 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Wednesday, August 14, 2019) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of an updated version, (V. 4.05.117) for its EnergyReporter EXT™ energy dashboard and usage reporting software. The application now gives the customer the ability to generate and email customized invoices as well as bills, and to generate a Consumption report that can […]


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

Posted on August 14th, 2019 by Greg Taylor

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 […]


Upgrade Your Meter to 4G LTE™ Technology

Posted on June 20th, 2019 by Eric Golban

  The cellular infrastructure that is required in order to support 3G technology will soon be shut down. Cellular companies have made the decision to phase out their 2G and 3G networks in favor of newer 4G LTE™ communication. Recently, these companies have become more aggressive in pursuing this goal. Verizon has already announced a […]


EIG’s Shark® 270 Revenue Meter Offers 4G Cellular Modem

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Thursday, May 23, 2019) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of an underglass cellular modem for its Shark® 270 0.1% Class accuracy revenue meter. The 4GLTE cellular wireless option adds 4G LTE™ Verizon-certified communication to the Shark® 270 socket form revenue meter’s standard RS485 and Optical port and optional Ethernet communication. This […]


The Importance of Cyber Security in Metering

Posted on May 21st, 2019 by Eric Golban

  Cyber security is essential to making sure your business is protected and safe from a malicious attack. Just a single incident of a hacker getting access into your system can cause an immeasurable amount of damage to, and issues with, both your company’s data and its reputation, sometimes permanently. Today’s hackers are extremely skilled, […]


EIG Releases Color Touchscreen External Display for Nexus® 1450 Meter

Posted on May 7th, 2019 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Tuesday, May 7, 2019) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of the P70N color touchscreen external LCD display for the Nexus® 1450 high-accuracy Cyber secure energy panel meter with advanced power quality analysis and multiport communication. The P70N display offers multiple pre-configured screens of meter readings and power quality data for remote […]


EIG Software Fixes Current Transformer Reversals

Posted on April 30th, 2019 by Eric Golban

One common issue many of our customers face is that the Current Transformers (CTs) are reversed during setup. Reversal in the wiring of the CTs leads to negative wattage being displayed on the meter. This becomes an issue when trying to get accurate readings. Even worse, a potential shutdown may need to occur in order […]


Electro Industries’ Shark® 250 Category Winner in EC&M’s 2019 Product of the Year

Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Wednesday, April 24, 2019) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced that its Shark® 250 power and energy meter for Utility and critical Industrial substations was declared the Winner in the Metering and Monitoring Equipment category of EC&M’s 2019 Product of the Year contest. The EC&M Product of the Year award recognizes outstanding design and […]


EIG’s Shark® 270 Revenue Meter Certified to ANSI C12.20 0.1% Class

Posted on April 23rd, 2019 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Tuesday, April 23, 2019) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces that its Shark® 270 revenue meter has been certified to the ANSI C12.20 0.1% Class accuracy standard, the highest accuracy standard for revenue meters. 0.1% Class accuracy was introduced by ANSI in 2017 as a revision to the ANSI C12.20-2015 standard meant to address […]


EIG Releases Cyber Secured Shark® 250 Power and Energy Meter for Utility and Critical Industrial Substations

Posted on July 17th, 2018 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Tuesday, July 17, 2018) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of its latest Shark® Series meter – the Shark® 250 power meter with enhanced revenue metering features, multiple serial or Ethernet ports for redundant communication, a large memory capacity for more significant load studies and a Cyber secured configuration. Its multiple advanced […]


EIG Releases Update with SNMP Support for the Nexus® 1500+ Power Quality Meter

Posted on May 25th, 2018 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Friday, May 25, 2018) – Electro Industries/ GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of updates to its Nexus® 1500+ high performance Power Quality meter. The 1500+ now supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) communication, enabling the meter to be integrated seamlessly into existing SNMP networks, such as those in data centers. This adds power […]


EIG Releases Level 2 DNP3 for Shark® 270 Socket Revenue Meters

Posted on March 29th, 2018 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Thursday, March 29, 2018) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of the Shark® 270 socket revenue meter with Level 2 DNP3 protocol for both serial and Ethernet. The meter can be independently mapped to provide a host of readings, including voltage, current, watts, VARs and all energy values. Using Level 2 DNP3, […]


EIG Releases the Nexus® 1450 Cyber Secure Energy Panel Meter with Advanced Power Quality and Multiport Communication

Posted on December 21st, 2017 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Thursday, December 21, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of its latest Nexus® Series meter – the Nexus® 1450 with advanced power quality, cyber secured configuration, and multiport communication. This meter is a direct physical retrofit to the Nexus® 1250/1252 meters installed in thousands of sites in the United States and […]

EIG’s 2017 Annual Holiday Party

Posted on December 21st, 2017 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Thursday, December 21, 2017) – On Tuesday December 19th Electro Industries/Gaugetech celebrated the holiday season with our annual company holiday party. We had the opportunity to enjoy great food, music, conversation and a special surprise performance by one of our own.

EIG Recognizes Team Members Reaching Milestones with the Organization

Posted on December 21st, 2017 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Thursday, December 21, 2017) – At their annual holiday party Electro Industries/Gaugetech recognized several employees for reaching milestones as long as 30 years with the company. Each are an important member of our team and their abilities and contributions are a significant part of our continued success as a company.

Meters Added to Electro Industries’ BACnet and LonWorks Converters

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Friday, November 3, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the addition of its new revenue meter, the Shark® 270 meter and GE’s PQMII panel meter to the list of meters supported by its ProtoCom/ProtoCom-Lon protocol converters. The Protocom converts meter data to BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP and other popular Building Management System (BMS) […]


MV-90 TIM Released for Electro Industries/GaugeTech’s Shark® 270 Meter

Posted on September 15th, 2017 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Friday, September 15, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of a translation interface module (TIM) that enables the Shark® 270 meter to support Itron’s MV-90 system. The TIM was developed by Itron in partnership with EIG. The Shark® 270 revenue energy meter mounts into a standard ANSI form meter enclosure. This […]

Electro Industries Releases Terminal Breakout Box Kit for Use with Shark® 270 Meter’s I/O

Posted on July 5th, 2017 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Wednesday, July 5, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) released the CONN20163-KT Terminal Breakout Box kit that can be used to connect the Shark® 270 meter to a customer’s existing equipment in a simple, one-step process, letting the customer access the capabilities of the Shark® 270 high accuracy socket revenue meter while utilizing their […]


5 Low-Cost Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your Business

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Looking to make your business more energy-efficient? Spend a little now and save a lot later by investing in these five low-cost upgrades. Programmable Thermostats: Purchasing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to cut power costs related to heating and cooling your property. You’ll be able to schedule your HVAC system to […]

Electro Industries Releases Enhanced Security and Data Push for Shark® Meters to Cloud Servers

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Greg Taylor

Westbury, NY (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces important new features for the INP100S Ethernet card and INP300S IEC 61850 Protocol Server card used by its Shark® 200/270 meters. Both cards now give enhanced security through creation of a whitelisted Exclusive Client. When the Exclusive Client is communicating to the Network card, […]


9 Ways Your Business Can Promote Its Energy Savings

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Electro Industries

In today’s world, it’s crucial to show good corporate social responsibility. Is your agency charitable? Does your business care about the environment? Does your company save on energy consumption? These are all examples of different ways a business can show they are committed to the well-being of society. Electro Industries offers an array of products […]

How Should I Bill My Tenants for Power?

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Electro Industries

If you rent out residential or commercial property, you’ve probably wondered how to bill your tenants for the energy they consume. This is usually handled in one of two ways: square footage based billing and fair billing. Square Footage-Based Billing This simple practice consists of billing your tenants proportionately based on the square footage of […]


Why Should Hospitals Care About Energy Management?

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by Electro Industries

When it comes to energy, few types of facilities use more of it than hospitals and healthcare agencies. It is estimated that the average 200,000-square-foot, 50-bed hospital spends more than $680,000 on energy every year. Combined, healthcare facilities across the country spend roughly $6.5 billion on energy each year, and that number is constantly rising […]


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Electro Industries

Posted on April 25th, 2017 by Electro Industries

You know that Electro Industries is a worldwide leader in energy management systems, but what else do you know? Take a look at these five facts about our company – you might be surprised what you learn.   1. We helped pioneer the power monitoring industry more than 40 years ago. Sam Kagan founded Electro […]

4 Mistakes That Could Skyrocket Your Business’ Energy Bills

Posted on April 18th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Is your business spending too much money on energy? Probably. The good news is that you can achieve big savings by making relatively small changes. For starters, make sure you aren’t making one of these four mistakes, which could skyrocket your energy bill…   Poor Building Scheduling. Take a look at an hourly breakdown […]

The Six Ws of Energy Management Systems

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by Electro Industries

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Here’s everything you want to know about energy management systems, courtesy of the experts at Electro Industries!   What is an energy management system? An energy management system uses a series of meters and computers to monitor, control, and optimize the power consumption of your facility.   Why are […]


Register for Our Free Power Meter Training Session in Boynton Beach, FL

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Up next on the Electro Industries nationwide tour: Boynton Beach! That’s right, Electro Industries will be coming to Florida next month to conduct a comprehensive hands-on training session on our Shark and Nexus power meters. The two-day course is perfect for everyone who uses our power monitoring products on a daily basis. No matter your […]

Spring Clean Your Way to Energy Savings

Posted on April 5th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Spring cleaning isn’t just for our homes, and it’s not just for appearances. Here are four ways that business owners can spring clean their way to energy savings: Air filters Dirty air filters are bad news. In fact, it is estimated that four out of every five HVAC-related breakdowns are caused by dirty air filters. […]

3 Things Your Utility Bill Isn’t Telling You

Posted on March 30th, 2017 by Electro Industries

When you get your electricity bill every month, do you pay it blindly or examine it closely? Even if you do pay attention to everything written on the statement (which most of us don’t), you are still missing out on key information. Here are three things your utility bill doesn’t tell you:   Peak hours. […]

How Does Spring Affect Energy Usage?

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Spring is in the air! As climates across the country transition from cold weather to more mild temperatures, business owners can expect changes on their energy bills. Let’s take a look at two major ways the spring season can impact your energy consumption:   Warmer Temperatures Spring signals the end of the winter months, […]

Electro Industries Offering Free Power Meter Training Session in Greensboro, NC

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Mark your calendars, Electro Industries is coming to Greensboro, North Carolina! Our dedicated customer training team travels all around the country, providing our valued customers with free training sessions for our Shark and Nexus product lines. Next month, we will be visiting the city of Greensboro, North Carolina. Read below to learn more about […]

How Energy Suppliers Can Benefit from Power Monitoring Equipment

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by Electro Industries

We all know how energy consumers can benefit from power monitoring equipment; reduced energy consumption, operating costs, and environmental impact are all common reasons why businesses around the world choose to invest in it. But what you may not know is that power monitoring equipment can also help energy suppliers operate more efficiently. Here’s how: Improved […]

Must-Have Features of Any Energy Management Software

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Any good energy management system has two components: hardware and software. The hardware is the physical equipment, such as meters and submeters, that track energy consumption. The software refers to the computer applications which display and organize the vast amounts data collected by the hardware.   If you are looking to invest in energy […]

3 Ways Schools Can Benefit from Energy Management Systems

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Did you know educational facilities across the United States spend more than $14 billion on energy each year? Furthermore, it is estimated that about 30% of this energy (or $4.7 billion) is ultimately wasted.   With statistics like these, it’s easy to understand why schools across the country are implementing energy management systems on their […]

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