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El Paso Electric Orders More Nighthawk Remote-Power Disconnect Units

El Paso Electric has placed an additional, larger order for Nighthawk Systems’ CEO700 remote power disconnect units, which will operate on the American Messaging wireless network. El Paso Electric has chosen to move forward with its ongoing remote disconnect program using the Nighthawk Systems-American Messaging partnership.

Nighthawk’s CEO700 gives electric utilities the ability to remotely disconnect and reconnect power to residential electric meters, saving them significant time and money over the traditional manual disconnect method requiring field personnel. Last month, Nighthawk Systems and American Messaging announced they had strengthened their joint marketing agreement to take advantage of their core competencies and provide wireless remote control solutions to their customers.

H. Douglas Saathoff, Nighthawk’s CEO, said, “El Paso Electric, like most utilities, has identified a growing need to implement a remote connect/disconnect program to better service its customers and to save money. Reliable access to our units was a key factor in continuing to move forward with El Paso Electric. Simply put, customers will not deploy on an ongoing basis if they cannot count on access to our units.”

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