Opto 22's OptoEMU Sensor, the first
component of Opto 22's packaged, networkable OptoEMU system, lets small- to
medium-sized commercial and industrial customers gather energy consumption data
from their facilities' electrical panels, metering devices and other equipment.
Opto 22 says the OptoEMU Sensor provides
communications interfaces and data integration capabilities
to instantly deliver the acquired energy data to enterprise business systems so
it can be viewed, archived and used to develop effective energy management
strategies that reduce costs.
provides three types of monitoring interfaces. First, it can directly connect
to and measure the electrical loads of both individual power panels, subpanels
and key facility equipment, such as manufacturing machinery, pumps, motors,
refrigeration systems, boilers, chillers and HVAC units.
provide connectivity to existing monitoring devices and instrumentation (as
well as larger Building Automation Systems [BAS] from manufacturers like
Honeywell and Johnson Controls), the OptoEMU Sensor has serial and Ethernet
interfaces and can monitor and communicate via Modbus and BACnet protocols.
Finally, the sensor can monitor and accept pulses from utility meters and other
can then send all acquired building data to online energy monitoring software
portals, including Google PowerMeter and Pulse Energy's Pulse, for presentation
and analysis or to local databases for integration with business systems.
says the OptoEMU Sensor is based on the same technology as Opto 22
's popular SNAP PAC System, customers
are able to easily deploy additional sensors at any time, or even expand their
capabilities to gain equipment management and control functions by adding a few
additional off-the-shelf components, thereby providing an easy way to
participate in load curtailment and demand response programs.
Sensor accomplishes this by applying standard, well-understood information and
communications technologies, such as analog, digital and serial signal processing,
and Ethernet, wireless LAN and Internet network connectivity. This
"standards-based" approach allows the Sensor to exist in a wide variety of
industrial and business architectures.
Sensor will be available December 2010, at a suggested cost of $1295.00 USD.