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Vibration Monitoring System accepts distributed sensor data.

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July 3, 2012 - Without requiring any gateways, mesh, or repeaters, Echo® Wireless helps users safely monitor health of critical machinery. Extended Range Radio Frequency (ERRF) technology is used to transmit long distances in typical plant environments. Comprised of Echo Wireless Vibration Sensors, EchoPlus Wireless Junction Box, receiver, and software, system transmits at 0.75 mW Effective Radiated Power (ERP) in unlicensed 900 MHz band and does not interfere with other wireless communications.

IMI Sensors, Div. of PCB Piezotronics

3425 Walden Ave., Depew, NY, 14043-2495, USA

Original Press Release

IMI Sensors Launches Echo® Wireless Vibration Monitoring System

Press release date: June 29, 2012

Allows Monitoring Of Widely Distributed Sensors

Depew, NY - IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc. introduces a revolutionary technology into the world of Predictive Maintenance, the new Echo® Wireless Vibration Monitoring System. A simple system requiring no gateways, mesh or repeaters, Echo® Wireless uses exclusive Extended Range Radio Frequency (ERRF) technology to transmit long distances in typical plant environments. Echo® transmits at only 0.75 mW Effective Radiated Power (ERP) in the unlicensed 900 MHz band and does not interfere with other wireless communications, including Wi-Fi.

The system consists of Echo® Wireless Vibration Sensors, the very economical EchoPlus® Wireless Junction Box, plus receiver and software. A lone Echo® Receiver is capable of accepting data from hundreds of sensors. The transmitted data set features overall vibration measurements scaled in acceleration, velocity, true peak and crest factor. Users can transmit data from existing analog ICP® accelerometers using the 8-channel EchoPlus® Wireless Junction Box. Echo® Monitoring Software allows PdM professionals to establish alarm values, plot vibration data over time, generate reports and provides email alerts.

Each Echo® Wireless Vibration Sensor can be programmed to transmit data at a pre-determined interval. Battery life exceeds five years when transmitting data three times per day. The EchoPlus® Wireless Junction Box can be powered by 24 VDC, without battery life limitations, or by a 6-13 VDC battery for remote applications. The Echo® System allows users to monitor the health of critical machinery more frequently and safely than walk around systems, while helping to reduce downtime and inefficiency. Using the alarm panel included in the Echo® Monitoring Software, PdM professionals can see the status of all monitored points at a glance and focus valuable manpower on analyzing faulty machines rather than taking data on healthy ones.

For more information please download the Echo® Wireless Vibration System brochure or visit www.imi-sensors.com/wireless. Please direct all technical inquiries to Steve Arlington, Product Specialist for IMI's Predictive Maintenance Group at 716-684-0002 extension 2353 or sarlington@pcb.com.

About IMI Sensors

IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, is the world's largest manufacturer of industrial vibration monitoring instrumentation such as accelerometers, vibration transmitters and switches. These sensors, featuring rugged stainless steel housings, survive in harsh environments like paper mills, steel mills, mines, water treatment facilities and power plants. Integrating with portable analyzers and PLC's, IMI instrumentation helps maintenance departments reduce downtime and protect critical machinery. IMI's fast delivery Platinum Products include industrial accelerometers and accessories all covered by a Lifetime Warranty and guaranteed to be in stock. Visit us at www.imi-sensors.com

About PCB® Piezotronics

PCB Piezotronics is a global leader in the design and manufacture of microphones, vibration, force, torque, load, strain, and pressure sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP® technology. This instrumentation is used for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more. Our fast delivery Platinum Products are covered by a life-time warranty and PCB© proudly stands behind their products with services you value most, including toll-free customer service, 24-hour SensorLinesm, a global distribution network, and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction. Visit us at www.pcb.com.

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