Temecula, CA – Engineers in the automation and control industry clearly find value in a simple, low-cost energy monitoring solution that helps them cut costs. Opto 22’s OptoEMU Sensor-an energy monitoring and data acquisition appliance that gathers building and machine energy usage data for presentation online-has won Control Engineering’s prestigious Engineers’ Choice Award.
Primarily designed for facilities and maintenance personnel, building owners, plant managers, and others tasked with their organization’s energy management responsibilities, the OptoEMU Sensor lets commercial and industrial customers acquire power consumption data from facility systems, machines, equipment and metering devices in real time and with minimal configuration. Using standard, IP-based wired or wireless communications interfaces, the Sensor can deliver energy data to standard SQL databases, Web-based applications like Google PowerMeter and Pulse Energy’s Pulse(tm), or Opto 22’s free PAC Project(tm) software. This effectively gives customers the visibility and information they need to quickly understand their energy usage, pinpoint problems, and reduce costs.
In this year’s Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards, the OptoEMU Sensor was recognized for its technological advancement and market impact as a data acquisition product in the “Network Integration” category. The selection is Opto 22’s tenth such award from Control Engineering, including honors for its SNAP PAC Wired+Wireless(tm) controller and its intelligent I/O for Allen-Bradley Systems (IO4AB). All of this year’s winners will be showcased in the print and digital editions of the February issue of Control Engineering, as part of the cover story. For more information, go to http://www.controleng.com/awards.
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