The PowerDB acceptance and maintenance test data management software packages are compatible with a range of Megger and other brands of power test instruments, and can be used to generate reports for tests of many different types. The software is available in three versions: full PowerDB, PowerDB Lite and PowerDB On Board. Full PowerDB runs under Microsoft Windows on a PC and provides facilities for automating tests, generating reports using over 200 built-in industry standard report forms and producing fully customised reports. It also stores detailed information about each location and job in a fully searchable database. Data stored can be analysed to reveal trends for effective condition monitoring and preventive maintenance. PowerDB Lite is supplied free with many Megger instruments and runs under Windows on a PC, offering the major features of full PowerDB, except customised forms and the ability to trend historical data from external sources. PowerDB OnBoard is built into the instrument, requiring no external PC. It has the same facilities as PowerDB Lite and provides users with the convenience of setting up and performing tests on site via an on-screen test form view.
This year, 2009, is a major milestone for Standard Communications as it celebrates its jubilee birthday.
Samsung Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding with IMEC in Europe to lay down its intent to collaborate on technologies for green radios.
With China investing billions of dollars in 3G networks, Andrew Solutions is completing expansion of its Suzhou, China, manufacturing and distribution centre to better support its local users.
Yokogawa Australia has appointed three distributors for its range of test and measurement products to replace Trio Smartcal.
Codan has expanded its satellite communications business with the purchase of Pennysylvania-based Locus Microwave for AU$4.3 million.
AWR and the James Cook University School of Engineering & Physical Sciences have announced that an RF and microwave electronic engineering course developed by assoc prof Keith Kikkert is now available free to other universities worldwide.
Zenitel is supplying a Motorola TETRA system to the Ormen Lange gas refinery in Aukra, on the west coast of Norway.
Aeroflex has agreed with Icom to provide automated test and alignment capabilities for Icom radios on the Aeroflex 3920 digital radio test set.
Alpha Micro Components has signed a new distribution agreement with Sierra Wireless.
The Bridge Networks has been awarded the Interim Anchoring contract for the JP2008 Phase 4 program by the Defence Material Organisation.