IntelliSAW Announces Strategic Distribution Agreement for Malaysia
- Published: Monday, 11 June 2012 20:00
Andover, MA, US - IntelliSAW, a leading provider of next generation wireless sensor systems for smart grid applications announced today that it has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with Simpro Engineering Sdn. Bhd. ("Simpro"), headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Simpro provides advanced power protection and control systems and SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) technology to the electric power industry.
As part of this agreement Simpro will provide distribution for IntelliSAW's innovative wireless/passive electrical switchgear temperature monitoring system in the Malaysian market. Simpro will also work closely with IntelliSAW in developing other Southeast Asian markets.
Sharifuddin Bin Mohd Ali, Managing Director of Simpro Engineering Sdn. Bhd., commented: "We view IntelliSAW as a solid strategic fit for our current customers in Malaysia, particularly complementary to our existing SEL and Doble product lines." Johnny Lee, Director, added: "The power industry throughout Southeast Asia is investing heavily in smart grid technologies, and IntelliSAW's solution is right on the leading edge of that modernization."
Tom Cunneen, CEO of IntelliSAW, commented: "IntelliSAW is delighted to add Simpro Engineering Sdn. Bhd. to its rapidly expanding global distribution network. Simpro has established itself as a strong presence within the market, ideally suited to bringing IntelliSAW's technology to the Malaysian power industry. Working in partnership with Simpro provides another platform to advance our overall strategy within the high growth Asian market and we look forward to many commercial successes together in the coming years."
About Simpro Engineering
Established in 1997, Simpro Engineering Sdn. Bhd. is a niche company in the field of Electrical Engineering specializing in the area of Power System Protection, SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) and Wireless Data Communications. "Simpro, the simple & professional solution!"
IntelliSAW, a trading division of Transense Technologies plc (AIM: TRT.L), develops and markets patent protected wireless, passive surface acoustic wave (SAW) based sensing systems targeted at challenging industrial applications. Its IS485 family of products provides temperature monitoring of critical electric power switchgear equipment in Smart Grid applications.
IntelliSAW's proprietary solution is wireless and does not require any power to the sensors, affording ease of installation and system commissioning while avoiding introducing any arcing or flashover concerns. Moreover the IntelliSAW system outputs data directly onto existing communication networks using standard protocols, allowing for instantaneous monitoring and control.
The IS485 platform brings an advanced feature set as compared to legacy solutions on the market today, including twelve independent sensor frequencies and four antenna connections per reader which combined allow for up to 48 sensors per system. Further innovative advances in interrogation protocols, differential sensor topology, and microcontroller architecture serve to resolve a number of known issues with existing solutions including sensor drop-out, challenging system set-up processes, positional dependence of sensor calibration, and non-compliance to high voltage application environments.
SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) generally refers to industrial control systems(ICS): computer systems that monitor and control industrial, infrastructure, or facility-based processes.