Schneider Named Advanced Distribution Management Leader

by | Apr 30, 2014

schneiderEnergy management specialist Schneider Electric has been named by Gartner as a leader in the advanced distribution management systems field.

Schneider scored highest in the “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” metrics in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Advanced Distribution Management Systems report (subscription required).

Schneider Electric believes this position is attributed, in part, to the company providing the highest number of advanced distribution management system components in production – roughly twice as many as the nearest competitor as well as interoperability with third party systems and complete supervisory control and data acquisition and outage management system functionality.

The energy management specialist has also announced the launch of its PowerLogic PM5000 series power meter. Schneider says the unit is easy to use and that it installs without tools in a standard DIN sized cut-out.

The PM5000 is designed to integrate well with Schneider Electric’s StruxureWare software suites and gateways for energy and sustainability management.

The meters directly connect to networks rated up to 690 Volts without voltage transformers, reducing installation costs. Data logging capacities vary across the range, and a DIN-mountable variant is also available, Schneider says.

In April, Schneider Electric introduced the second generation of its InRow RC product line for data centers.This second generation release introduces two new models that improve cooling efficiency by reducing power consumption while also increasing capacity.The high temperature model, designed for optimal heat removal, leverages warmer water temperatures and outdoor ambient air temperatures to increase chiller efficiency, thus maximizing the hours of economization.

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