ESP/SurgeX’s new Envision is a power diagnostics system that measures and records power conditions and presents detailed data in live or date-stamped reports. As integrators and electricians diligently work together to complete a job, Envision provides energy data that can be used to accurately identify the source of common electrical issues the first time around, saving money for the consumer as well as time and resources for the integrator and electrician by preventing unnecessary services or repairs.
The ESP/SurgeX Envision is a solution for multiple scenarios: Integrators can use the device as a pre-install “electricity health meter” to identify and fix preexisting power issues before any equipment is installed. A clean bill of electrical health has the benefit of prolonging equipment lifespans and reducing the potential for power-related disruptions. Envision can easily be attached to existing installations and left onsite where Envision can analyze and record power anomalies in real time, and provide power management functionality. When used in conjunction with the ESP/SurgeX Remote Portal, Envision offers the convenience of 24/7 recording of all power conditions, so issues can be reviewed and fixed without a site visit, thus cutting down the time it takes to diagnose the root cause of system problems.
ESP says that to mitigate downtime and disturbances, Envision constantly measures power data, including: line-neutral voltage, neutral-ground voltage, amperage, crest factor, power factor, line frequency and energy usage. A real-time scope meter provides real-time analysis of power related events to easily identify problems and trends. Envision also records the specific time and date of over/under voltages, surges, power outages and shut-offs, and presents the data via the live interface or downloadable reports.
Other features of the Envision include an internal battery so it can keep working and recording data, even during a power outage. Flexible communication options make Envision compatible with Zigbee, 3G cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocols as well. Envision’s software offers the most comprehensive analysis of power quality and consumption available, giving both integrators and electricians the knowledge and hard data necessary to troubleshoot a wide range of issues.