New MultiSite Monitor tracks up to 3,000 sites providing instant view of performance and system health
MultiSite Monitor software gives carriers ability to set goals for green power use and to track the performance against those goals
DRAMMEN, NORWAY - March 5, 2012 - Eltek, the world leader in high efficiency power systems, today announced MultiSite Monitor, an IP-based monitoring service for its DC power systems that enables carriers to monitor remote power systems around the world for both green power performance and for system health.
The MultiSite Monitor software can watch up to 3,000 sites worldwide that use a wide range of Eltek DC power system controllers including its flagship Flatpack2 HE power system. The software gives managers a map overview of the status of all of the connected systems showing alarms, warnings and online/offline status. Managers can also drill down on network, region or site details.
Many Flatpack2 systems are used in hybrid applications or in off-grid installations where power from generators is combined with alternative power sources such as solar power. The MultiSite Monitor service allows carriers to see how much power they have used from green power sources compared to AC power, and to determine OPEX savings and information needed to improve performance. The software shows the current power usage as well as the change from the previous month and previous year.
"MultiSite Monitor provides a great way to utilize the increasing intelligence available in all of Eltek's controllers," said Morten Schoyen, the company's Chief Marketing Officer. "This software has the potential to dramatically reduce costs in many ways including lower electricity costs, lowering maintenance costs, improving uptime - it truly is the next generation of system monitoring."
The system also allows carriers to set and monitor key performance indicators related to power sources such as use of solar or diesel generators. Additionally, carriers can drill down to a particular controller to view overall system health including all of the power rectifiers and the attached batteries.
Carrier personnel use a browser to access the information from a server in their network. The TCP/IP-based monitoring traffic is firewall friendly, requiring no changes to carrier data security systems. That server uses TCP/IP-JSON to communicate with the controllers and collect data. Server installations come in small, medium and large capacities, with a maximum of 3,000 sites supported.
The MultiSite Monitor system will be available for deployment in Q2 2012.
For more information, visit: The Multisite Monitor product page