UR Product Family Enhancements


In an industry where products protecting and controlling power systems assets normally require hours of extensive programming to customize protection settings and control logic to a particular application, GE Multilin has taken ground-breaking steps to simplify and streamline this process.

For release 2007-07-17

MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada - GE Multilin today unveiled major Ease-of-Use enhancements to their flagship Universal Relay (UR) family of protection and control products, covering a full range of applications including bus, distance, generator, motor and transformer protection. In an industry where products protecting and controlling power systems assets normally require hours of extensive programming to customize protection settings and control logic to a particular application, GE Multilin has taken ground-breaking steps to simplify and streamline this process.

The UR family now has a new Enhanced Front Panel that provides users with more visibility to power system events and control of additional substation equipment. A new, bright and enlarged display provides easy to read, clear indication of metered power system values from across a room. The enhanced LED Annunciator panel has larger and brighter LEDs and provides an easy method for labeling the LEDs for customization of the Annunciator. There are also 4 additional User-Programmable pushbuttons along with several other key enhancements including a lockable RS232 communications port and a new hinge assembly that allows users access to all of the modules in a relay.

GE Multilin's powerful EnerVista UR Setup Software provides comprehensive, easy to use tools to simplify device setup and configuration. The new Ethernet Auto-Discovery feature, automatically detects any UR devices on a network and configures all of the necessary communications settings. This new tool allows users to communicate to all of their devices within seconds of plugging their computer into the network. GE Multilin has also introduced Quick Links to provide instant access to commonly used functions without having to navigate through the menu tree. The single-click, Quick Links provide access to features such as viewing event records, Oscillography waveform records, the status of Inputs and Outputs, all metered parameters, and the protection summary.

To simplify device configuration, GE Multilin has made it possible for protection elements to directly control the status of contact outputs without having to configure logic equations. This enhancement greatly simplifies the process of configuring relays for basic tripping and control applications.

The UR family also includes a new security enhancement that assists Utilities in complying with NERC CIP requirements. The UR family can now be configured with different Local and Remote passwords for both Setting change and Command access.

About the UR Family
The UR is a family of leading edge protection and control products built on a common modular platform. All UR products feature high performance protection, expandable I/O options, integrated monitoring and metering, high-speed communications, and an extensive library of communications protocols. The UR forms the basis of simplified power management for the protection of critical assets, either as a stand-alone device or within an overall power automation system. For more information, visit the website at www.GEMultilin.com/urfamily.

About GE Multilin
GE Multilin designs, manufacturers, markets and supports a complete line of protection, metering, control and automation systems, as well as power sensing and industrial communications equipment for utility and industrial applications. Visit www.GEMultilin.com.

For further information, contact:
Brett Johnson
Marketing Communications Manager
GE Multilin
Phone: (905) 201-2467
E-mail: brett.johnson3@ge.com

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