Schneider Electric Receives 2007 Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation Award for Power Quality and Energy Management



    VICTORIA, BC, April 16 /CNW/ - Global power and control specialist
Schneider Electric has received the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product
Innovation for North America in the field of power quality (PQ) and energy
management solutions. In 2005, Schneider Electric acquired Power Measurement
and its ION(R) technology, integrating them within the company's Power
Monitoring and Control division. "This acquisition brought together two major
forces in the power and energy management field," stated Prithvi Raj, Frost &
Sullivan research analyst. "In total, this is the fourth award that the two
companies have received from Frost & Sullivan in recognition of achievements
in PQ and energy metering. The 2007 award recognizes Schneider Electric for
its technological advancements and wide product range in this arena."
    In describing the award, Frost & Sullivan notes the "impressive selection
of PQ and energy management hardware and software" offered by Schneider
Electric, meeting a variety of applications for power providers and large
energy consumers. Products are marketed under the Power Measurement(R) range
in Canada and the Square D(R) PowerLogic(R) range in the USA. Specific
innovations mentioned include the Power Measurement ION 8800 and Power
Measurement ION 8600 energy and power quality meters, the world's first Class
0.2 accuracy meters to be certified for measuring compliance with the
international IEC 61000-4-30 power quality standard. These features help power
utilities bill for energy use while meeting regulatory requirements and
assuring network stability. Other meters in the range are designed to help all
types of businesses manage energy use and avoid PQ related problems.
    Frost & Sullivan also highlights the web-enabled power management
software products, Power Measurement ION Enterprise(R) and PowerLogic System
Manager(TM), stating that they "go beyond the competition" in terms of helping
users more quickly categorize and isolate power quality issues before they
potentially cause equipment damage or downtime. Each product also tracks the
consumption and cost of electricity and all other utilities, performs
automatic control functions, and interoperates with SCADA, process or building
systems.
    The award also recognizes Schneider Electric for its Power Measurement
ION EEM enterprise energy management solution that uses advanced energy
modeling, a rate engine and dimensional analytics to help unite business,
energy, emissions and power quality management strategies. Uniquely
integrating data from a wide range of energy-relevant sources, including
weather and pricing feeds, the software delivers actionable information via a
fully personalized dashboard. Powerful reporting and visualization tools help
financial and operations managers optimize energy contracts, allocate costs,
benchmark performance, track the results of efficiency upgrades, and summarize
and filter PQ events to quickly reveal problem sources.
    Frost & Sullivan's market research identifies companies that achieve
significant milestones in terms of technology innovation, product innovation,
and new product development. Research is based on independent research and
analysis with a company's competitors, clients and other industry experts.

    About Frost & Sullivan: Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting
company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of
innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise
integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services, and corporate
management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan
serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging
companies, and the investment community by providing comprehensive industry
coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing
analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics. For more
information, visit www.award.frost.com.

    About Schneider Electric: Schneider Electric is the world's power and
control specialist, with 105,000 employees and sales in 190 countries through
its Merlin Gerin(R), Square D(R) and Telemecanique(R) brands. Having acquired
the Power Measurement company, Schneider Electric has integrated the
successful PowerLogic(R) product range with leading-edge ION(R) technology.
The company now offers the world's largest range of power and energy
management solutions, helping energy suppliers and consumers manage
efficiency, cost, quality and reliability. For more information, visit
www.pwrm.com www.powerlogic.com.






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For further information: Media Contact: Public Relations, Schneider
Electric, Phone: (250) 652-7100, Fax: (250) 652-0411,
pr.pmc@ca.schneider-electric.com

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