Lighting Control System manages public lighting.

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Pro-Tec 3000 offers wide range of management and monitoring capabilities, enabling measurements such as number and timing of faults detected, current value at time of fault, and cause of fault. Lighting operators can reduce diameter of cable required, and increase distances between relays. Repair requirements can be pinpointed rapidly, reducing downtime and improving public safety.



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GE Power Controls Introduces Pro-Tec 3000



Pro-Tec 3000 for Safer, Lower Cost Public Lighting Management. Saves Cable Costs and Improves Return on Investment

Hannover Germany- April 7, 2003 - GE Power Controls, a unit of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) has announced a new public lighting control management system, the Pro-Tec 3000. The system offers a wide variety of management and protection capabilities as well as a considerably saving on cable cost, meaning a quick return on your safety investment.

Traditionally, public lighting cables have lacked a protection relay system-the vital component that protects against short circuits. To compensate for this missing safety feature, cable has to be thicker then necessary with an oversize cross section and shorter lengths between repeaters. GE, inventors of the light bulb, now provides solution to better and more safely manage public lighting needs.

Pro-tec 3000 offers also a wide range of management and monitoring capabilities, enabling measurements such as number and timing of faults detected, current value at time of and even the cause of fault. Additionally, the system incorporates a high degree of flexibility to handle increased demand as it occurs. Repair requirements can be pinpointed rapidly, reducing downtime, expediting repairs, and improving public safety.

These substantial improvements in safety management, allow lighting operators to reduce the diameter of the cable required, as well as increase distances between relays. The Pro-tec 3000 is an innovative system that can offer a quantifiable return on your investment.

About GE Power Controls
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, GE Power Controls is a first class global supplier of low voltage products, including wiring devices, residential and industrial electrical components, general purpose control products, enclosures and switchboards, as well as engineering solutions for industrial process automation.

For more information on and photographs of GE Power Controls products that help protect people, property, and workplaces, visit www.geindustrial.com/presscenter/pressroom.htm or contact:

Hannah Wolken, Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +34 93 495 4235 Fax: +34 93 495 4255
Hannah.wolken@gepc.ge.com

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