SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 16, 2010 – EDSA (www.edsa.com), the leading developer of power analytics solutions for the design, testing, and management of complex electrical power systems, today unveiled its new Paladin® Gateway™ software architecture, an advanced architecture that opens the world of Power System Analytics to virtually any building management, power management, SCADA, or other data acquisition platform.
Designed for software, hardware, and applications developers wishing to build interfaces between their systems and Paladin® Live™, Paladin Gateway is a software development kit (SDK) and associated application programming interface (API) that can imbue virtually any system with analytics capabilities. It provides a robust integration layer that defines how to move data into and through Paladin Live as part of a seamless power system analytics solution.
Paladin Live sits at the confluence of energy management and energy availability with a “no compromise” approach to mission critical power. Once deployed, it provides unprecedented ability to manage and understand your mission critical power system. The Paladin Gateway architecture extends analytics to the broadest possible range of existing systems and applications in use throughout mission-critical power systems infrastructure. As a result, it protects and maximizes organizations’ past investments hardware and software by:
•Extending the life and the usefulness of previously-purchased power system hardware and software
•Unlocking valuable data previously confined to isolated, proprietary architectures
•Creating an open, new systems architecture in which data from any source can be easily aggregated… and made part of an organization-wide analytics solution for power infrastructure
“The real benefit of analytics lies in Paladin Live’s ability to diagnose potential power problems and inefficiencies at the earliest possible stage, by isolating them at the most detailed component level,” said Kevin Meagher, Chief Technology Officer of EDSA. “Logically, that means being able communicate in real-time with hundreds or thousands of data-generating devices located throughout mission-critical infrastructure.
“In the case of infrastructure consisting of proprietary equipment from a multitude of vendors, this can be a development nightmare,” Meagher continued. “But by enabling the creation of drivers and applications that are independent of proprietary platforms, Paladin Gateway allows users to mix-and-match whatever best-of-breed technologies they select for their infrastructure, breaking free of vendor-specific proprietary architectures and protocols.”
Paladin Gateway greatly surpasses traditional integration solutions in which users are required to connect drivers and analytics directly to a host data collection engine… making them almost completely dependent on their initial vendor, and risking prohibitive switching costs. With Paladin Gateway, users can connect drivers and analytics directly to the Paladin Gateway framework, permitting the driver to serve as a “plug-in” AKA Agent, while analytics are served by a presentation layer.
By providing a single, open architecture and one set of specifications; developers can write a driver once and repurpose it again and again. All drivers and all application interfaces will continue to function without further modification, freeing the developer from having to worry about knowing the nuances and implementation details of Paladin or other third party platforms
As a result, Paladin Gateway users enjoy the benefits of a truly open solution that delivers:
•True platform independence by using industry best practices and open standards
•A flexible host collection engine that can be changed without affecting drivers or requiring new application development
•Maximum flexibility for Paladin® Live™ users, and others seeking power system analytics capabilities
•The freedom to make investment decisions are made based on quality, not vendor dependency
About EDSA Micro Corporation
EDSA is a privately held developer of software solutions for the design, simulation, deployment, and preventative maintenance of complex electrical power systems. Founded in 1983, the Company’s Paladin® software products are used by thousands of commercial, industrial, governmental, and military customers worldwide, to protect more than $100 billion in customer assets. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the Company’s worldwide operations include 30 sales, distribution, and support offices located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. For more information about EDSA and its products, visit www.edsa.com.
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