Digital Instrument provides energy metering and management.

Press Release Summary:

In addition to measuring and monitoring electrical values on switchboards, DIRIS can remotely control and command equipment. Pushbuttons provide access to data, while backlit LCD display guarantees clear visibility, and ASIC chip ensures accuracy. Add-on modules plug into back of DIRIS to provide expanded capabilities such as pulse output, communications, and harmonic analyses. DIRIS installs with quick-mounting retaining clips and terminal blocks.

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NEWBURYPORT, Mass., June 7, 2007 - Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of circuit protection, announces the DIRIS - a digital multi-measurement device that's part of the Socomec product line. Designed for the niche market of switchboard builders the DIRIS measures and monitors the electrical values primarily on switchboards, while providing energy metering and management (electricity, water and gas). It also remotely controls and commands equipment with the correct add-on modules installed.

The DIRIS offers quick data access with convenient pushbuttons, allowing users to reach any measurement without pressing any button more than four times. A backlit LCD display guarantees clear visibility, and an ASIC chip ensures superior accuracy levels. In addition, add-on modules plug into the back of the DIRIS to provide expanded capabilities like pulse output, communications and harmonic analyses. This allows users to only purchase the capabilities they need.

"This device has become a proven leader outside of the North American marketplace, because it offers easier operation, better visualization and the option for users to add only the feature modules they want - without exhausting their budgets," said Mike Quinlan, business development manager - switch products.

The compact 96 sq. mm meter makes the DIRIS easy to install, with quick-mounting retaining clips and easy-to-wire terminal blocks. The device comes in A20 and A40 versions. It's UL listed and CSA certified.

For further details on the DIRIS or other Ferraz Shawmut circuit protection products send a request to, or visit the company Web site at

Ferraz Shawmut has been a leader in circuit protection for industry and the electrical market for more than 100 years. With a complete line of current-limiting fuses and accessories, Ferraz Shawmut prides itself on delivering innovative, problem-solving products like the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator, Amp-Trap 2000® fuses, ULTRASAFE(TM) fuse holders, Protistor® semiconductor fuses and Select-A-Fuse® software. Two of the company's latest innovations are its new line of Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, engineered specifically for the protection of today's sensitive electronic motor controllers, and the industry's first line of Finger-Safe Power Distribution Blocks (FSPDBs), delivering the ultimate in safety and ease-of-use when making power connections in electrical panels. Ferraz Shawmut, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Carbone Lorraine Group. For more information, contact the company by phone at (978) 462-6662 or visit

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