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Schneider Follows Nest’s Smart Thermostat Lead

Linda Hardesty

Given all the coverage about Google’s purchase of Nest Labs, a maker of smart thermostats for residential use, it was only a matter of time before energy management vendors in the commercial space capitalized on the buzz. Now, Schneider Electric is offering a thermostat and programmable room controller targeted to enterprises – the new SE8000   …Continue Reading

Cree Offers LED for Fluorescent Replacement

Linda Hardesty

Cree says its LS Series linear LED is designed to replace the millions of fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America. The LED comes with multiple mounting options and lumen packages and can reduce energy consumption by more than 25 percent (calculated against a fluorescent two-lamp fixture – with lamp and   …Continue Reading

Portable Wind Turbine Powers USB Devices

Linda Hardesty

Skajaquoda launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new product Trinity – a portable wind turbine that charges USB devices such as smart phones or tablets. Trinity folds together into a portable 12-inch cylinder. Its 15 W generator and a built-in battery holds 15,000 mAh. The charging device can be arranged in a tripod configuration or   …Continue Reading

Schneider Offers Replacement for DS-Type Circuit Breakers

Linda Hardesty

Schneider Electric is offering direct replacement circuit breakers for customers with an installed base of DS-type circuit breakers. Upgrading with Masterpact Circuit Breakers features an adapter cradle, which is permanently installed into the existing switchgear cubicle that housed the DS-type circuit breaker. The Masterpact Circuit Breaker racks in and out of the adapter cradle. A   …Continue Reading

Cimetrics Unveils Energy Dashboard

Linda Hardesty

Cimetrics introduced its Analytika Energy Dashboard – a software as a service management tool. Analytika Energy Dashboard provides visualizations for all building and central plant commodities including electricity, natural gas, oil, steam, hot water, chilled water, domestic water and process water. The dashboard’s performance tracking and measurement and verification includes comparisons to other buildings, to   …Continue Reading

Ecova Combines Energy Management, Sustainability

Linda Hardesty

Ecova rolled out a new platform that combines energy analytics and sustainability data in one dashboard – the Ecova Energy and Sustainability Management Platform for commercial and industrial clients. Ecova says it depth of experience coupled with its Ecova Data Warehouse guided it to build a scalable energy management platform that removes the need to   …Continue Reading

TSO Logic Debuts Energy Dashboard for Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

TSO Logic unveiled its Data Center Efficiency Console (DEC), a shareable, widget-style dashboard with data about application performance, power consumption and operating costs. Integrated with TSO Logic’s Application-Aware Power Management software, the DEC displays dozens of metrics to establish benchmarks and set efficiency targets company-wide, including: Cost per transaction, Power usage by power source, Average server utilization levels,  Revenue   …Continue Reading

Toshiba Launches Energy-Saving Fiber Optic Transmission Modules

Linda Hardesty

Toshiba Corporation added four new fiber optic transmission modules to its TOSLINK line-up, which the company says are more energy efficient. Mass production will begin in April. Use of the optical transmission modules in industrial devices, control devices, wind and photovoltaic power generation systems will contribute to the realization of higher data speeds over longer distance   …Continue Reading

Cree 8000-Lumen LED Module Enables Complete Replacement of Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps

Linda Hardesty

Cree says its new 8000-lumen LMH2 LED Module is designed to replace 150-watt ceramic-metal-halide (CMH) lamps while using 63 percent of the power and lasting three times as long. The LMH2 LED Module addresses high-ceiling, high-lumen applications to replace 150-watt CMHs in spaces such as convention centers, airports, auditoriums and shopping malls.

Schneider, Microsoft Alliance to Develop EMS Software

William Opalka

Schneider Electric and Microsoft will develop custom, cloud-based energy management and sustainability software for customers across diversified industries.  The technology will combine Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare Resource Advisor with the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform. Schneider says the partnership expands its ability to deploy public, private and hybrid cloud solutions and the partnership with Microsoft enables   …Continue Reading

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