September 7, 2000

Square D can now help customers take maximum advantage of the World Wide Web to control the cost, quality and reliability of their power. POWERLOGICŪ On-Line Web Services is a remote enterprise monitoring program designed to collect, manage and store a customer’s vital power and utility information. The program delivers energy profiles, billing reports, power quality analysis reports, status information and key operational parameters over a secure connection to a standard web browser.

“In today’s business environment, customers want tools that allow them to save money, and improve their business performance,” said Lisa Rush, Square D Marketing Manager. “With the introduction of our new On-Line Web Services, we can now collect and aggregate customers’ utility information so they don’t have to, allowing faster and easier access to critical power data.”

Designed for use in single or multi-site facilities in a wide range of applications, the program can capture information from virtually any electro-mechanical device that is part of a building utility or power management system. The on-line web service comes with Priority Support services that allow Square D engineers to perform system enhancements and troubleshooting for the customer over the Internet, freeing the customer to concentrate on running their facility.

The POWERLOGICŪ power monitoring and control systems, which power the On-Line Web Services package, consists of web-enabled monitoring devices, controllers and data collection publishing units. At each location, metering, lighting and control equipment are networked together with web serving gateways or system servers that transmit information to the POWERLOGIC web site for enterprise-based monitoring. Site options also include capabilities for local comprehensive monitoring and alarm alerts that send email or pager messages if there is a problem.

Using a building-block approach, a POWERLOGIC Enterprise System can start small and grow as required. With no previous software experience required, customers can navigate and drive system savings into their business through the use of POWERLOGIC On-line Web Services and a simple Web browser.

The POWERLOGIC system is enabled with open industry standard MODBUS protocol and the web-based Transparent Factory architecture of Schneider’s MODICON automation products. Automatic load preservation, generator control, lighting control and load switching systems are routinely installed by Square D Power Management engineers for customers using this technology.