Westbury, NY (Wednesday, April 24, 2019) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announced that its Shark® 250 power and energy meter for Utility and critical Industrial substations was declared the Winner in the Metering and Monitoring Equipment category of EC&M’s 2019 Product of the Year contest.

The EC&M Product of the Year award recognizes outstanding design and utility for products released in 2018. Being named metering category winner affirms the uniqueness of the Shark® 250 meter in the marketplace. This 0.2% revenue accurate meter offers a Cyber secured configuration for non-intrusive substation use; enhanced revenue metering features such as perpetual Time of Use, Test Mode and Energy Presets, and CT/PT Compensation; up to 128 MB of memory for comprehensive load studies; and a rugged design for harsh environments, with standard conformal coating and superior surge withstand capability.

Communication capabilities include a standard front USB port and back RS485 port, and two optional Ethernet ports, and supported communication protocols include Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP, Level 2 DNP3, and IEC 61850. Power quality features of the meter include the ability to measure harmonics to the 40th order, limits for alarms and control, up to 512 samples per cycle waveform recording on surge and sag events, current fault events, and much more. Like the other EIG meters, it is field upgradeable, so a meter with more basic capabilities can be purchased and advanced features can be added as needed by the application.

This is not the first win for the Shark® 250 meter – in November the meter was a Finalist in the Energy Management category of Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year contest.

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