Power Monitors feature Bluetooth to PC/PDA interface.
June 19, 2009 -
Featuring 600/800 V CAT IV rating, handheld PowerSight(TM) PS2500, PS3500, and PS4500 facilitate wireless operation from either PC or PDA. Using PowerSight Manager software, operator can view waveforms, take waveform snapshots, and save data, all while working at safe distance from meter and without need for NFPA 70E-prescribed safety gear.
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Summit Technology Inc.
2248 Oakvale Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA, 94546
PowerSight CAT IV Power Monitors Feature Bluetooth to PC/PDA Interface
New CAT IV-rated instruments are equipped with Bluetooth communications; PC / PDA interface and software permit safe viewing of data without special protective gear in high-voltage locations
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - June 5, 2009 - A new line of PowerSight(TM) power, energy, and power quality instruments from Summit Technology features a CAT IV rating (600V/800V) and integral Bluetooth(TM) communications. The PowerSight PS2500, PS3500 and PS4500 handheld units facilitate wireless operation of the units from either a PC or PDA. Using PowerSight Manager software installed on a PC or PDA, the operator can view waveforms, take waveform snapshots and save data, all while working at a safe distance from the meter and without the need for NFPA 70E-prescribed safety gear.
The latest revision of NFPA 70E requires that personal protective equipment (PPE) be worn as appropriate to the shock and arc flash hazard severity at specified voltage and energy levels. Workers must be attired in protective clothing when they are working on or near live voltages, which involves cumbersome suits, thick gloves, hoods or visors. The Bluetooth wireless communication offered in the new PowerSight units provides the best safety experience by allowing the user to remove the visor and gloves and safely operate the meter at a distance up to 20 feet away using a PC or PDA.
"The use of any power monitoring instrument, whether for energy audits, power quality studies, or simple data logging, involves the issue of safety," says Michael Daish, of Summit Technology. "The new PowerSight handheld units offer our customers a choice of cost-effective instruments, all with the combination of CAT IV rating plus wireless communication that combines safety and convenience."
Base Price*: $1,495 - PS2500 Power Logger
$2,495 - PS3500 Power Analyzer
$4,995 - PS4500 Power Quality Analyzer
Delivery: Off the shelf to two weeks ARO
* Probes and other accessories not included.
About Summit Technology
Summit Technology is the industry leader in compact, true three-phase hand-sized power analysis. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Summit Technology was incorporated in 1992 when it introduced the first of its PowerSight family of power analyzers. PowerSight meters are in use in all continents (including Antarctica) and have been supplied in seven languages.
Michael Daish, VP Sales & Marketing
408.982.9280 408.806.5847 (mobile)