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Monitoring System Offers Real-Time Grid Intelligence, Fault Detection

Tollgrade Communications, Inc. has recently launched a new centralized remote monitoring system, called LightHouse. The system provides an innovative means for electric power utilities to deploy technology to provide real-time grid intelligence, immediately detect faults, help to minimize the impact of outages and optimize utilization of assets. The goal is to improve overall efficiency of energy delivery.

A LightHouse sensor, mounted directly on the electrical conductor, will continuously monitor key circuit parameters and transmit data over a wireless network to a central location, reducing time of detecting a problem on the grid, identifying its location and restoring service.

The new LightHouse product line is a system of components that includes a wireless sensor, an aggregator device that collects data, and software that will enable viewing, maintenance and reporting functions in real-time.

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