Substation automation platform

Energy management: Eaton updates substation automation platform to help customers build an adaptable, secure and responsive infrastructure.

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Power management company Eaton announced a new, powerful user interface for its Cooper Power series SMP gateway solutions, which are designed to help customers build a smarter electrical grid and enhance real-time response to events and avoid power interruptions.

The SMP gateway is engineered to gather data, translate protocols, strengthen cyber-security and provide a substation interface for utility, mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, as well as other commercial and industrial applications. The latest software and firmware updates to the SMP substation gateway can help customers reduce hardware costs and maintenance, while providing intuitive access to alarm management and remote substation monitoring.

“Data and analytics have the power to transform businesses and support a smarter grid,” said Eric Lebeau, product manager at Eaton. “Eaton is leveraging more than 20 years of hardware and software development to deliver an industry-leading substation automation solution to monitor and control power. With the newest SMP gateway, customers can take advantage of system intelligence to drive advancements in efficiency, reliability and security.”

Eaton’s periodic upgrades to the SMP gateway provide new functionality and help customers to keep up with evolving standards. The new user interface for the SMP gateway includes an alarm management system, single-line diagram capabilities and efficient commissioning tools to reduce customer costs and extend product capabilities. Now, the SMP gateway can also be used as a substation gateway and human-machine interface (HMI), providing customers with an alternative to PC-based HMI solutions and saving on hardware costs. Eaton’s technology also enables remote access to alarm management and substation monitoring.

Eaton offers a range of Cooper Power series products that provide a range of power delivery and reliability, automation and control, advanced metering and demand response solutions designed to increase efficiency and smart operations. These products serve customers in the utility, commercial, industrial, mining, renewable energy and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 99,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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