Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:06

How Can We Help You? Featured

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Technology partnerships assist security integrators with deep visibility into power solutions

At LifeSafety Power, our philosophy is constant innovation—with the systems integration community in mind. We understand the important value proposition of providing proactive services to the end-user customer and have continued to reinvent the category of power from static device to networked component to provide rich data to streamline operations and generate new managed services for the security and access control markets.

LifeSafety Power continues to work directly with global leader Mercury Security to provide new intelligent analytics capabilities in the firmware for its systems integration partners. These Mercury Security resellers can take advantage of direct software management capabilities for monitoring information and alerts generated by LSP’s networked power solutions. This functionality eliminates the need for systems integrators to utilize separate user interfaces for the access control and power systems—while giving the ability to gather specific, real-time data, including power system information and other alerts critical to system continuity and uptime.

This is significant in that it provides a higher level of interaction with data and remote capabilities for Mercury systems integration partners who no longer have to program software to get this seamless interaction between power and access control at the protected premises. It’s already initiated and ready to go.

How can you get these important capabilities?

For those who aren’t partners but are using Authentic Mercury Security you need to communicate to your access control provider that you too want these capabilities--a single interface and not a separate management platform to program and control your power solutions. Once your access control provider initiates this integration you will have the world of power at your fingertips, and can actively manage, through a single interface, system alerts and other specific power parameters specific for your user’s facility.

LifeSafety Power is taking data analytics of power to the software level so you can monitor power for security systems proactively. These latest monitoring technologies developed for our power systems allow systems integrators and technicians to service systems remotely and add valuable managed services. For more information, contact LifeSafety Power today at (888) 577-2898.

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Monday, 09 October 2017 10:40

What’s Up Next for Power? Featured

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LifeSafety Power what you powerASIS 2017 is over, but LSP’s innovation of the product category continues

The landscape of security technology is changing more rapidly than one could ever have imagined. More systems and solutions are integrated in a full-solution approach, with sensors and devices tied to the internet of Things entering the fray with new data and information collected from connected points throughout the protected premises.

Downtime simply isn’t an option. Power provides the piece of the puzzle that optimizes security and access control, yields comprehensive data for proactive services and gives the end user and installer numerous efficiencies from unified, tested and certified platforms.

LifeSafety Power highlighted its FlexPower®Unified Power Systems at ASIS 2017 and technology partnerships with Mercury Security; AMAG Technology; Software House; Paxton Access; Brivo; Feenics; and others. We continue to seek out and collaborate with leading manufacturers in the development of power solution configurations that address the rapidly changing physical security market.

Our new ProWire™ Unified Power Solution was front and center at the show—featuring streamlined access control and allowing users to standardize their installation across the campus or enterprise. ProWire provides the highest level of integration between a power system and access control, in a pre-wired UL/CUL solution that is ready to install and comes in standard or networked configurations for intelligent power monitoring. Integrators and end users appreciated the fact that ProWire precision factory wiring eliminates field wiring variability and allows equipment installation standardization for uniform operation, maintenance and servicing of the security system.

Also demonstrated at the show, LifeSafety Power’s next generation FlexPower® Multi-Site Manager Enterprise now includes the ability to manage an unlimited number of power-connected systems across the enterprise and extract data and critical information for proactive site management. It gives users and installers insights into their power solutions and connected devices – so potential issues can be handled well ahead of a possible loss or outage.

LSP Power Has Critical Integrations with Leading Industry Manufacturers

In addition, we showcased the NetLink®/Software House CCURE 9000 integration with LSP’s intelligent power systems as well as Authentic Mercury Security integration which allows technology partners to integrate power system status and control into their user interfaces for peak power visibility.

Helix Armour™ also got its share of attention at the show. With both AC and DC redundancy, it offers power system resiliency for high-security access control installations where loss of continuity is not an option. LifeSafety Power continues to change the paradigm of power from static hardware to network connected solutions with predictive analysis and deep reporting that’s imperative for the most robust access control and security solutions. For more information, contact LSP today.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 13:06

LifeSafety Power at ASIS 2017 Featured

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It’s time for LSP to empower you.

Security tradeshow season is in full swing, with the ASIS Annual Seminar & Exhibits scheduled for September 25 through 28 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. LifeSafety Power is excited to show the industry what we’ve been working on with live demos of all the innovation at booth 1341.

We have single-handedly changed the paradigm of power. We have even coined the phrase: “What you power is important; how you power it is critical.” And that mindset is prevalent in the products and partnerships we will highlight during this major security event.

Power and continued uptime and connectivity is critical to the facility manager and executive. Intelligent, pre-engineered solutions also assist the systems integrator with a new value proposition and greater efficiencies in the field. LifeSafety Power has been instrumental in developing advancements that assure reliability in access control system solutions across the enterprise while helping systems integrators standardize their power solutions to save time and labor.

LifeSafety Power has continued to revamp its product line to enter into the world of proactive managed services and intelligent networking power – power is definitely not a dumb piece of hardware any longer. We also have some of the most high-profile technology partnerships in the industry, with Mercury Security, Software House and other leading access control manufacturers. Here’s a preview of what you will see at booth 1341:

  • The next generation FlexPower® Multi-Site Manager now has the ability to manage an unlimited number of power-connected systems across the enterprise and extract comprehensive information and other critical data for proactive site management.
  • New ProWire™ Unified Power Systems for Mercury and Software House include preinstalled wiring harnesses to eliminate hours of panel wiring, lock control and communication wiring, for a standardized installation platform that improves system uniformity and streamlines service and maintenance.LifeSafety Power ProWire September 2017 resized 50 percent
  • NetLink Network Communications Modules with Authentic Mercury Security Integration allow Mercury Security technology partners to integrate power system status and control into their user interfaces, giving integrators and end users unprecedented power visibility.
  • NetLink/Software House C•CURE 9000 integration allows iSTAR controllers to seamlessly monitor, control, and configure LSP's intelligent power systems directly within C•CURE 9000.
  • Helix Armour offers AC and DC redundancy to provide the ultimate in power system resiliency to high-security access control installations where failure is not an option.

 Also, we are asking all our supporters and followers to vote for LifeSafety Power’s ProWire Unified Power System in the ASIS-sponsored People’s Choice Accolade. ASIS will have voting mechanisms set up in the Accolades Showcase and on the 2017 mobile application to allow attendees to vote for their favorite submission—which of course we know will be ProWire! Voting will open on Tuesday, September 26th with the open of the show floor and end on (September 27th) Wednesday evening. We will be sending updates and reminders via Twitter—follow us here.

Looking forward to seeing you at booth 1341 during ASIS 2017!

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Friday, 14 July 2017 13:29

Application Notes and Timely Documentation Featured

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LifeSafety Power provides the latest information for power specs

One of the most important responsibilities of manufacturers is to provide ongoing support and documentation to assist security dealers and integrators in specifying the latest intelligent power networking. LifeSafety Power has a robust website with a variety of information to keep installers up to date – such as downloads, calculators, web training, white papers and application notes.

We have completed newly updated application notes for all the Unified Power Systems, including: Software House by Tyco; Paxton Access; Brivo; AMAG Technology; HID; Mercury; Kantech; Keyscan; and others. These documents provide in-depth examples of wiring required between the power system and the controller, complete with diagrams for optimal connectivity for single- and dual-voltage systems, as well as potential lock power configurations.

These application notes and other collateral is included in the Support dropdown on the home page of the LifeSafety Power website. Other support materials include:

  • Installation manuals
  • Troubleshooting guides
  • Calculators
  • Custom product configurations
  • FAQs

The Learning Center also includes short product training modules on the FlexPower® System and NetLink™ Network Communications Module networking; PowerProTV video training; software and firmware downloads; and exclusive white papers showcasing the return on investment for networked power, managed services and remote monitoring.

Of course, we’re always a quick phone call or email away to answer any questions you might have before you specify power or respond to a Request for Proposal. Here’s how to contact our headquarters, distributors of LifeSafety Power solutions, the sales team and product reps in the U.S. and Canada.

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New Mercury Unified Wired™ system and groundbreaking integrations get rave reviews

LifeSafety Power®, a Gold Sponsor of PSA-TEC 2017 in Westminster, Colo., and a Premier Vendor Partner for PSA Security Network generated significant attendee buzz over new intelligent networking solutions and also received awards from the organization during the annual networking and educational event.

The reason for so much excitement over LSP during exhibit hours? New integrations and greater possibilities for proactive power analysis, remote system management, system reliability and cost savings, thanks to key development partnerships with globally specified Authentic Mercury Security controllers, Software House by Tyco CCURE 9000 and the Unified Wired™ Mercury system.LifeSafety Power PSA TEC 2017 booth thank mercury

The Unified Wired system fully and completely integrates power and access control in a pre-wired solution connecting lock and system power to Mercury terminal strips. This equals time and labor savings in the field and expedites physical security access power specifications. In addition, LSP showcased native software integrations with Mercury Security hardware, bringing predictive analytics seamlessly to the Mercury EP controller family. Another native integration, this one with the Software House CCURE 9000 solution was also highlighted during PSA-TEC. This connectivity allows users to receive and centrally manage alerts for comprehensive monitoring and control of the Software House Power Distribution System. Helix Armour™ a new category of DC and now AC redundant power management systems were also on display – emphasizing operational efficiency and the ability to maximize system uptime.

Awards and accolades

LifeSafety Power was honored to receive a Vendor Star Award for outstanding support of the PSA Security Network community and Customer Service Representative Damien January was a nominee and finalist for the Customer Service Individual Excellence Award, recognized by PSA membership for outstanding customer support.

It’s clear that progressive systems integrators recognize the importance of power as the brain and continuity of every system solution as we continue to redefine the product category from static hardware to mission critical device. Stay tuned for new developments in the coming months and as we head to ASIS 2017, September 25 through 28 in Dallas (Booth 1341).

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 08:18

Unified Wired Systems for Mercury Featured

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If you visited with us at ISC West in April 2017, then you already know that our latest big news is the addition of the Unified Wired line of intelligent power systems.  Unified wired is the next big step in integration between our intelligent managed power systems and the access control panel.  Currently, Unified Wired systems are available for MCLASS (Mercury), with others to quickly follow.

Unified Wired

What is Unified Wired?

As you probably already know, our current Unified Power solutions combine the power system with dedicated  space and predrilled mounting holes for the access control boards.  This eliminates the need for custom drilling and assembling the system in a third party Hoffman or Hammond-style utility enclosure, hanging multiple enclosures, and the associated costs of each.

Our new Unified Wired line takes this concept a step further by having all of the internal wiring for the access control boards pre-done in our factory.  Wiring to the LSP power equipment is complete right to the boards, while wiring to the access control boards ends with the appropriate terminal strip pre-wired and hanging in the proper location.  To complete an installation, all you need to do is hang the enclosure, mount your access control boards, remove the terminal strips from the access control boards, and plug in the provided harnesses.  After that, all that is left is to bring in your field wiring and terminate it at the proper terminals.

What are the benefits?

Obviously, the largest benefit is the savings in time of completing the internal wiring and, as the saying goes - time is money.  The hours saved in drilling holes, wiring boards, and assembling wire bundles inside an enclosure is savings that can be passed along to your end user and your bottom line.

The other major benefit of Unified Wired Systems is consistency between systems, regardless of the office or technician doing the installation.  Every system leaves our factory the same, following our standard quality control procedures ensuring a predictable, working system every time.  Confidence in knowing what is installed saves time in installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

What options are available?

First, the caveat:  because of the nature of this type of product, we aren't able to offer our usual mix-and-match capability for model numbers.  However, we do have a large variety of standard configurations available to cover most any application.  For the currently available Mercury systems, we offer 4, 8, and 16 door systems in single or dual voltage.  The smaller enclosures use tie-wrapped wire bundles, while larger enclosures can use tie-wraps or full Panduit-style wire management.

Additionally, each model is available in one of three configurations:

  • A - EP1502 plus MR52's
  • B - EP2500 plus MR52's
  • C - All MR52's

This allows the installer's choice of controller (System Type A or B), plus the Type C system for expansion of additional doors.  The total number of MR52's is determined by the door count & enclosure size.

When looking at the list of available model numbers, you may notice an "extra" D8P board in all systems.  This additional D8P is prewired for powering the Mercury boards, while leaving the other D8P's to provide one auxiliary output for each door.  Also note that D8P's are used instead of D8's to satisfy the Mercury board requirement of a Class 2 limited power source.

Model Number Format

Model numbering is the same as our current Unified Power systems, with an added suffix at the end to specify the wiring and wire management in the system.  Here is an example model number:

FPO150-B100C82D8PE6M/T8-A
The first part of the number up to the E6M is a standard Unified Power model number.  The suffix breaks down as:

T              Tie Wrap wire management
8              8 Door system
A             "A-type" configuration, which uses one EP1502 and 3 MR52's (See above)

If we order the model with P8-A as the suffix, we get the same system except with Panduit wire management.  As mentioned before, the smaller enclosures do not have a Panduit option due to space limitations within the enclosure.

Unified Wired is available now either direct or through distribution for Mercury-based access control panels.  Follow us on social media and watch this blog for availability of systems for other access panels.  And as always, if you have any questions about Unified Wired or any other technical issue, don't hesitate to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:25

LifeSafety Power: Ready for PSA-TEC 2017! Featured

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We’re off to the premier education and networking event for systems integrators and security companies.

LifeSafety Power will be participating in PSA-TEC 2017, May 7-11 in Westminster, Colo., educating attendees on the advantages of proactive network-managed power solutions and demonstrating the new Unified Wired™ Authentic Mercury system and other groundbreaking solutions at A36 during exhibit hours on Wednesday, May 10.

LifeSafety Power is a Gold Sponsor of the event and Premier Vendor Partner for PSA Security Network. On Wednesday, May 10 at 8.m., Vice President Joe Holland will conduct a BICSI-certified course: “LifeSafety Power System Certification,” discussing tangible and attainable recurring monthly revenue from remote services now possible thanks to the new breed of intelligent solutions the company has single-handedly developed for the security and life safety industry.

Focus on networked managed services

Patented proactive analytics from LifeSafety Power also provide enterprise users maximum system uptime and reliability. New functionalities in products will be highlighted from recent partnerships with Mercury Security through a native integration with the Mercury EP controller family and the Software House CCURE 9000 software from Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls.Mercury Security

In addition, LifeSafety Power will demonstrate its Unified Wired™ Mercury systems, a plug-and-play solution that boasts pre-configured and wired access control and power and options for network monitoring services. This solution provides substantial time and labor savings to installers, with infinite possibilities for collecting real-time data analytics.

LifeSafety Power has shifted the paradigm of the power supply industry from a static product to a new category of proactive analytics and performance that adds overall system health and reliability for every customer. Visit LifeSafety Power during PSA-TEC or contact us at (888) 577-2898.

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Monday, 24 April 2017 11:00

LSP Features Intelligent Power at ISC West 2017 Featured

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Record-breaking attendance brings show-goers eager to learn about networking capabilities 

Time to Empower

Predicting – and gathering – data on the analytics of the health of systems solutions was the theme of the LifeSafety Power® booth at ISC West 2017 and the response was overwhelming.

The crowd at the annual security conference was predicted to be the largest ever recorded according to Reed Exhibitions. For LifeSafety Power it was an extremely successful event, and the enthusiasm and understanding of the new value proposition for power in system health, reliability and reporting from intelligent solutions was duly noted by visitors to the booth. 

 

Proactive analytics propel the power category Mercury Security

We showcased our proactive analytic solutions and breakthroughs in connecting intelligent power management to leading software manufacturers directly through Authentic Mercury Security hardware. LSP’s predictive analytics-based technology solution is now supported through the Mercury EP controller product family. With this native integration, Mercury OEM partners now have the ability to access real-time data, including power system status into the controller for display through their specific graphical user interface, fostering further direct software integrations.

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In addition, we announced a groundbreaking new integration with the Software House CCURE 9000 solution from Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls. Also a native software integration, LifeSafety Power’s intelligent network monitoring modules now allows CCURE 9000 users to receive and centrally manage alerts and notifications through the software, for seamless monitoring and control of Software House power distribution.

These critical integrations are core to current and future technology development as LifeSafety Power continues to provide the industry with the most flexible, predictive and proactive power systems. With real-time data and analytics on the viability of connected solutions, LifeSafety Power ensures maximum uptime and system reliability.  

 

Other new products unveiled at ISC West included the Unified Wired™ Mercury systems – an intelligent, prewired solution that neatly combines all components for substantial installation savings and Helix Armour, a standout family of DC and now AC redundant power management systems designed to maximize operational efficiency and reduce the risk of system down time or outage.

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2016 Sales Performance Awards

Award As part of our annual sales meeting held in the nearby Venetian, we also presented our 2016 Sales Performance Awards to outstanding individuals and rep firms who helped make 2016 the most exciting year ever in the history of the company. 

Power Pro is awarded to those outstanding individuals who dedicate themselves to understanding our value proposition and who promote our products, services and solutions to their customers day in and day out.

Power Pro Eastern Area—Congratulations to Bob Peach, Owner/Founder of Rep Marketing Solutions Inc., New York/New England

Power Pro Western Area—Congratulations to Jordan Ramadan, Field Sales Osborn Sales Solutions, Pacific Northwest

For Highest Sales Growth in 2016 we congratulate Craig Jones and his team at Tech Sales & Marketing for a tremendous job last year.

Our 2016 Sales Rep of the Year Award goes to a firm of dedicated security industry sales professionals who once again were the top performers for the company.  Congratulations to 1 Volt Associates in the Mid Atlantic region! 

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LifeSafety Power is proud to lead the industry in the development of innovative, intelligent power solutions used in mission critical applications for thousands of customers around the world.

LifeSafety Power is single-handedly changing the paradigm of the power supply industry, evolving into a technology and solutions company focused on delivering exciting, software-based integrated analytics for superior uptime and reliability. Stay tuned for new developments as we head to PSA-TEC, May 7 through 11 in Westminster, Colo., (Booth A36) and ASIS 2017, September 25 through 28 in Dallas (Booth 1341). 

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:33

LifeSafety Power at ISC West 2017, booth 5097 Featured

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LifeSafety Power is at ISC West 2017 in Las Vegas April 5-7 at booth 5097. Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect to see, as we continue to innovate the power category and bring it into a new era of predictive analytics and smart system monitoring:

 

  • LifeSafety Power continues to solidify its partnership with global controller hardware leader Mercury Security, bringing to market a new native firmware integration that effectively connects intelligent power management analytics to leading software manufacturers through Authentic Mercury Security hardware. Read more here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/03/prweb14194215.htm
  • Continuing the Mercury partnership theme, LifeSafety Power has released the new Unified Wired™ Mercury systems. Engineered for easy system set up and configuration, Unified Wired systems pre-wires all lock and system power connections to Authentic Mercury Security terminal strips for quick set up and deployment. Unified Wired systems direct-connect to controllers for reliable panel connection and come in our award-winning modular design for 4-, 8-, or 16-door configurations. Read more here: http://www.lifesafetypower.com/docs/pr_lsp_wsd.pdf
  • NetLink V8 and the PowerCom® System Manager offers smart monitoring, reporting and management for connected power solutions. NetLink™ Communications Modules now feature groundbreaking and patented battery management that gives integrators and users predictive tools to automatically manage power solutions and receive alerts in advance of a potential issue for predictive reporting.

Stop by the booth for a demonstration and to see all the continuing innovation that makes LifeSafety Power the highest performing intelligent product and solution provider in the market. If you aren’t attending the show, call LifeSafety Power at 1-888-577-2898 for more information.

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 14:14

New NetLink Features Added Featured

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The first NetLink firmware release of 2017 is in, and it's a big one.  Version 8.04 has been shipping for about two weeks now and is currently available on the LifeSafety Power website for updating existing NL2 or NL4 boards.  This release contains the usual refinements along with some valuable new features and layout improvements.

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Who can upgrade?

Any NL2 or NL4 currently at version 7.15 or higher can upgrade directly to 8.04.  If your NL2 or NL4 has a version of firmware prior to 7.15 currently installed, you must first install 7.15 before upgrading to 8.04.  The Firmware Downloads page of our website has both 7.15 and 8.04 available for download.  Follow the included instructions for the update procedure.

Note that this update is NOT for the discontinued NL1 board - The final firmware release for the NL1 is 5.21, which is also available for download.

Layout Improvements

The layout of the FPO status pages has been changed for more logical grouping of data and settings with power supply measurements and statistics now at the top of the page, battery information and battery testing in the middle section, and settings at the bottom.  Several other smaller layout adjustments have also been made throughout the GUI.

New Features

Several new features have been added to the Netlink with this release - these new features are immediately available to any NL2 or NL4 after upgrade, with no change in hardware required.

Client ID

ClientID

A Client ID field has been added in addition to the existing Site ID field for better identifying the system.  The Client ID can be set on the configure page adjacent to the Site ID setting and appears on all screens of the GUI.

Export Fault Data Only

FaultOnly

On the home page in the Network Module Dashboard, there is now a checkbox labeled "Fault Data Only".  By checking this box, when history data is viewed or exported from the NetLink, ONLY the fault data will be shown and all data points showing normal operation will be hidden.  This makes it easier to analyze problems by eliminating less relevant data points.

Inadequate Battery Standby Alert

RequiredStandby

Each FPO page in the NetLink GUI now has a field where you can enter the desired battery standby time.  The NetLink will then compare the battery test results with this value and send an alert if the measured standby time does not meet this minimum requirement.

Password Lockout Delay

PWLockout

Previously, if an incorrect password was entered three consecutive times, the NetLink would lock out the user for 24 hours.  This Password Lockout delay is now able to be changed to several values between 5 minutes and 24 hours.

Import and Export Configuration Files

ImportExport

With Version 8.04, the NetLink now has the ability to export and import configuration files to allow backup of a system configuration, creation of a "standard configuration" for integrators to apply to all systems, or to speed configuration of multiple systems.  The main export function will save all pertinent NetLink, FPO, and M8 settings to the configuration file.

M8 Programming Page

M8Programming

Several improvements have been made to the M8 programming page:

Output Description Added

The Output Descriptions have been added to the programming page, allowing the user to see the programmed name for each output while configuring.

Import/Export Settings

The M8 programming info may be imported and exported separately from the NetLink configuration.  A checkbox to include the Output Descriptions in the export is included.

Automatic Limit Setting

The upper and lower limits for voltage and current for each M8 output is now able to be set automatically with the push of a button.  When the button is pressed, the M8 will activate each output, measure the nominal voltage and current values, then set the upper and lower limits based on the percentages you enter.

Reset Button Functionality

The functionality of the physical hardware reset button on the NetLink has also been changed.  Previously, holding the button for 5 seconds would reset the User Name, Password, and IP settings.  Now with 8.04, holding the reset button for 10 seconds will reset only the User Name and Password, leaving the IP information intact.  To also reset the IP information, hold the reset button for 20 seconds.

We hope you find these upgrades to the NetLink devices useful and welcome your feedback.  If you have any questions on new or existing features, or need any other assistance, our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it department is here to help.

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