Obvius Expands Line of Data Acquisition Servers with Launch of Integrated Power Metering Model

New AcquiSuite+ integrates data logger, power meter, and reporting and analytics software in a single plug-and-play solution

PORTLAND, OR, October 15, 2013 – Obvius announced today the expansion of its line of AcquiSuite data acquisition servers with its next generation AcquiSuite+ A8814 server. The industry-leading, line-powered A8814 combines all the features and functionality of Obvius’ standalone data acquisition server and additionally includes an onboard revenue-grade power meter and reporting and analytics package. The A8814 significantly reduces the cost and installation time of multicomponent systems and affords an out-of-the-box solution for measuring and verifying energy usage, from the main building-level to the individual circuit-level.

The A8814 monitors single-and three-phase loads and is easily expandable to support water, gas, steam, and solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring applications to provide a comprehensive snapshot of a facility’s total utility usage. The system’s automated interval data analysis feature identifies areas for energy cost savings. A full-color, smartphone-like LCD touchscreen facilitates setup, commissioning and implementation. Using ModBus TCP/IP, ModBus RTU, BACnet/IP as well as other protocols, the A8814 seamlessly integrates with Building Management Systems (BMS), Building Automation Systems (BAS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Its high degree of granularity and transparency enhances user accountability and drives down the cost of implementing energy-saving programs in virtually any type of facility.

“The A8814 provides users with an all-in-one, off-the-shelf energy management platform that reduces installation and ownership costs and can be used to meet emerging State energy
codes and mandates,” said Nate Nilles, President of Obvius. “Adding to our integrated offering of intelligent building solutions, the A8814 demonstrates our continued commitment to improve and simplify the total user experience and develop technology that promotes sustainability.”

Ideal for installation in commercial, retail and institutional facilities, the A8814 collects and logs data from connected devices on user-specified intervals. The data can be shared with other third-party platforms such as kiosks and other software applications. Plug-and-play drivers for meters, inverters and other devices as well as firmware updates are included with the system. A software utility, available at no charge, lets users easily transfer the data into a .cvs file format for easy reporting and analysis. Users can also access their data on the Company’s hosted solution, which affords unlimited storage capacity at no charge for the first year. The annual fee thereafter is $295.

Ideal for benchmarking, allocating costs and identifying energy-savings opportunities, the system complies with green building programs and energy mandates, including Section 11 of California Title 24 and Seattle Ordinance 123430. The system is compatible with a wide variety of front-end corporate reporting and enterprise-wide systems, and is a powerful tool for identifying facility-wide utility savings and reducing carbon footprint. It meets UL, CE, cULus, FCC and ANSI C12.1 accuracy standards and is backed by Obvius’ Limited Two Year Warranty.

About Obvius
Obvius, a Leviton company, is a leading energy solutions provider offering meters, wireless metering, data acquisition, software, and monitoring technologies used to display and manage energy usage and renewable energy generation. Obvius serves a global clientele and continues to drive innovation by simplifying data collection and connectivity.