Nov. 5, 2007

New web mapping service

A new web mapping service (WMS) has been added to this firm’s suite of web-based mapping products available to Eddy Watch subscribers.

The new product allows clients to import proprietary data into their own geographic information system (GIS). These data layers include tropical storm tracks, GPS drifter data, loop current and eddy fronts, satellite imagery, and forecast charts.

Once the WMS has been added to an end user’s GIS, the layers continually update, eliminating the need for clients to add new layers just to update their maps. This new WMS seamlessly integrates into GIS applications such as Redlands, Calif.-based Environmental Systems Research Institute’s ArcGIS and is compliant with the standards for web map services as laid out by Open Geospatial Consortium Inc., Wayland, Mass.

Source: Horizon Marine Inc., 15 Creek Rd., Marion, MA 02738.

New UPS rated at 1.5-3 kVa

A new line of uninterruptible power systems (UPS) SSG Series UPS Plus models is rated at 1.5-3 kVA.

The company says its regenerative on-line UPS is an advanced, robust, and rugged solution that gives users a high level of power protection that can tolerate many of the elements found in the oil industry. The unit is capable of withstanding temperatures as high as 131° F.

The SSG Series UPS can be placed in an equipment rack or installed as a stand-alone tower, in close proximity to the critical load. This eliminates the need to shield the UPS from the environment. This point-to-point installation strategy helps save users the time and effort required to configure and wire elaborate power distribution for the various devices that need protection and helps lower the cost of installing UPSs, the firm notes.

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The series also provides users an improved level of battery monitoring and replacement notification as well as user friendly, hot-swappable battery packs. Slide-out battery packs are easily replaced through the UPS front panel, without having to remove the UPS from the equipment rack, eliminating the handling of individual batteries and the associated wiring hassles.

The series is designed to give users the highest level of protection against a spectrum of power problems. It provides a continuous, clean, tightly regulated power source from the most polluted incoming AC power source, the firm points out.

Source: Falcon Electric Inc., 5106 Azusa Canyon Rd., Irwindale, CA 91706.