Software provides intelligent energy management solution.

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Web-enabled ION Enterprise® v5.5 monitors energy systems with tools for analysis and control. Options let users integrate power and energy information with process and building automation applications, while OPC (Open Process Control) client and server functionality lets users exchange data with OPC-compliant devices and systems. It communicates via real-time protocols and supports demand management and power quality assurance energy-management strategies.

Original Press Release:

ION Enterprise Software Adds Energy Intelligence to Process and Building Automation Systems

VICTORIA CANADA, December 10, 2004 - Power Measurement today announced the latest innovation in enterprise energy management software: ION Enterprise® v5.5. The web-enabled software provides an all-in-one package for energy system monitoring for operations personnel, with analysis and control that helps large energy-intensive businesses to reduce energy-related costs and maximize uptime. To enable deep integration within an enterprise, the software offers multiple options to integrate power and energy information with process and building automation applications, including new OPC (Open Process Control) client and server functionality. This can help operations personnel control loads and address potential problems in response to real-time energy information.

ION Enterprise enables energy managers to leverage their existing infrastructure investments by freely exchanging data with all OPC-compliant devices and systems from companies such as Wonderware, OSIsoft, Siemens, and Johnson Controls. Communicating via a large variety of real-time protocols like DNP, DeviceNet, Profibus, Symax, Lonworks, SNMP, it can support numerous energy-management strategies, including demand management and power quality assurance. Using process-control software, operators can incorporate predicted demand values into their workflow to respond proactively to potential demand peaks.

Together with the company's ION® intelligent energy meters, ION Enterprise forms a network of distributed intelligence that can span the energy assets of utility, industrial or commercial enterprises with geographically dispersed facilities, plants, or substations. The software and hardware are highly scalable, allowing a system to start small and grow as needs change.

The ION Enterprise 5.5 software is available now from Power Measurement. For more information, visit

About Power Measurement: Power Measurement is a global provider of enterprise energy management systems for energy suppliers and consumers worldwide. The company's ION® web-ready software and intelligent energy meters help large businesses improve power quality, reduce energy costs and keep operations running enterprise-wide, 24 hours a day.

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