Raleigh, N.C., April 23, 2012 – Power Analytics Paladin® Live™ software was recently installed at the new ABB Smart Grid Center of Excellence at N.C. State University's Centennial Campus to showcase the importance of integrating real-time data and displaying the information in a user-friendly format. The Power Analytics integration display will be presented April 23-26, 2012 at ABB Automation & Power World, ABB's premier annual customer event held this year in Houston, Texas.
The Power Analytics software will communicate with ABB substation automation MicroSCADA Pro® equipment using OPC (Object embedded and linking process control). OPC is an industrial connectivity standard that enables the transfer of data between automation hardware and software. Power Analytics Paladin Live and MicroSCADA Pro will work in concert to achieve complete functionality for real-time monitoring, management, decision support, and control of primary and secondary equipment in transmission and distribution substations. The information can be displayed locally or remotely using typical web browsers.
Power Analytics Vice President of Smart Grid Rajan Chudgar will present the Paladin Live software at the annual ABB Automation & Power World. Chudgar states, "We are proud to be a partner with ABB to show how electrical data streams can be integrated into one data system. We will demonstrate how our Power Analytics graphical interface screens display data and perform model-validated analytics on the electrical network."
"Customers require the need for system integration analytics and the ability to display the information in a user-friendly format regardless of the downstream protocols," said Tony Leszczynski, channels business development manager for ABB. "The intuitive Paladin Live software from Power Analytics achieves this goal while eliminating duplication of databases, and making data universally accessible over various operating systems, not to mention lowering the overall cost."
Opening in March 2012, the ABB Smart Grid Center of Excellence (COE) includes a testing and development laboratory, a verification center to certify customer solutions before deployment, and a demonstration showcasing ABB's smart grid technologies and collaborative partnerships. The Smart Grid COE is the nation's first-of-its-kind demonstration center and testing lab using cutting-edge Smart Grid software and equipment aimed at improving reliability in the midst of extreme weather.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, N.C., employ about 20,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service and other major facilities.
About Power Analytics Corporation
Used by the power industry for more than 25 years, Power Analytics' software solutions have surged to the forefront of the electrical system planning, operation and smart grid market space for use in energy intensive, mission-critical facilities and microgrids. Paladin products currently protect more than $100 billion in customer assets including financial data centers, air traffic control sites, military installations, deep sea oil platforms, and power generation and distribution facilities. The company is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and has a smart grid center of excellence in Raleigh, N.C.
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