Triacta Power Solutions introduces a new multi-point metering platform for painless electrical metering and buildinginformation acquisition

Chicago, IL – January 22, 2018 – Energy management, tenant billing and building control all rely on the same foundational activity: the accurate measurement and sharing of building utility information (electricity, gas, water). However, traditional meters are often restrictive, difficult and expensive, leaving building owners with limited options. That’s why Triacta Power Solutions has developed Triacta GATEWAY™, their new multi-point submetering platform with best-in-class electricity metrology, the ability to pull in and report on data from other meters and devices, and powerful multi-homing capabilities to act as an information source for multiple cloud services. This new solution provides customers with easy access to the information they need, when they need it.

Triacta GATEWAY™ will support the industry shift towards a web-centric, open marketplace of multi-vendor cloud services, while transforming building operations through easy and simultaneous transmission of meter data to multiple applications. “We are very excited to be introducing our Triacta GATEWAY meters and data acquisition devices,” said Wes Biggs, President of Triacta Power Solutions. “The Triacta GATEWAY™ builds on the best-in-class metrology of our PowerHawk® submetering solutions by adding more input and more communications flexibility, allowing it to be the best meter in an existing building infrastructure, or a master gateway for other meters and devices, with the vision of connecting into the Internet of Things.”

The Triacta GATEWAY™ system can easily integrate with legacy building automation systems, but its IP networking, built-in wireless and data acquisition capabilities also allow it to act as the backbone for building information acquisition. This allows older buildings and the sub 50,000 square foot market to participate in regulatory, M&V and energy management programs on an equal footing with large, modern office buildings.

“Triacta has accomplished the difficult and interesting trick of being an exceptional traditional meter that can work with legacy building automation systems, while also forming the foundation of a building-services platform,” says Bill MacGowan, Director, Smart Building Digitization, Cisco Canada. “This fits nicely with Cisco’s vision of a converged, cloud-centric enterprise building management model.”

Tomorrow will look different than today; property managers and owners need to future-proof their buildings’ infrastructure so it can thrive in both worlds. The future of building management is open, actionable information that is dynamic, fluid, immediate and available to every conceivable stakeholder.

“Intelligent Buildings advises customers to deploy systems that use open data communications capable of leveraging vendor neutral data management applications,” said Michael Magee, Senior Consultant, Intelligent Buildings, LLC. “This allows building operators the flexibly to quickly take advantage of new application vendors while having confidence that their investments in building instrumentation will last well into the future. The new Triacta GATEWAY™ metering platform has been designed to support this data driven approach.”

The Triacta GATEWAY™ meter features:

  • Highly accurate, reliable and approved metrology ready for billing, energy management and M&V applications
  • A flexible, modular architecture that can accommodate anywhere from 12 to 48 inputs in 12 input increments (electrical CT or pulse input) for measuring electricity and collecting water or natural gas meter information — all on the same device
  • Meter multi-homing capabilities with cloud-based access for simultaneous communications with multiple cloud services
  • Multi-communication capabilities to match any particular networking situation, from legacy building systems to IoT, along with built-in WIFI (client/access point), Ethernet and USB
  • Two voltage references for use with multiple building transformers and voltages, reducing equipment needs and saving deployment costs
  • A powerful Linux operating system for future proof platform development to meet current and future energy management and data acquisition needs

For additional information, please contact:
Gord Echlin, VP Business Development and Marketing
613-256-2868 extension 36