San Diego, Calif., March 27, 2012 –  Power Analytics Corporation, the leader in advanced electrical power software solutions, today unveiled an important update to its Paladin software platform–Paladin® DesignBase™4.0 Service Pack 1. The new version adds a range of additional functionality and user recommended benefits that set a new standard in power systems modeling and DCIM.


“Since its introduction, Paladin DesignBase has become the most widely-used modeler for managing online operations at some of the world’s most demanding facilities, including multibillion-dollar financial data centers,” said John Jennings, Director of Product Management for Power Analytics. “By incorporating feature requests from our growing user base, we have created the most powerful modeling environment available, both in terms of on-the-job user productivity and overall software management.”


Paladin DesignBase is the most comprehensive power systems modeling platform available today and supports the widest range of solar, wind, nuclear and other power sources for reliability and energy efficiency. Some of the new features and functions now available with DesignBase 4.0 Service Pack 1 include:


  • New Arc Flash functions including:
  • Label styles
  • Annotation capabilities
  • Enhanced arc flash reports


  • New features in Short Circuit program including:
  • Additional annotation options
  • IEC PDE based on branch duty
  • Zigzag transformer models


  • DC Load Flow and Battery Sizing programs:
  • Ability to simulate up to 500 periods
  • Graphical kW and kWh outputs for DC bus types
  • Ability to export graphs in Microsoft Excel



Paladin DesignBase 4.0 Service Pack 1 is available now. For more information please visit


Paladin DesignBase is the core product in the Power Analytics Paladin Software Suite.  The Paladin products help organizations ensure that their electrical power infrastructure is optimally-designed (Paladin DesignBase), performs precisely as intended in terms of reliability and energy efficiency (Paladin Live™), and operates flawlessly as organizations make real-time transitions between public and on-premise power sources (Paladin SmartGrid Power Management System™). By continually calibrating operating conditions with the original, as-designed model, the Paladin platform is the only real-time model-validated power analytics solution for diagnosing electrical power problems or energy inefficiencies at their earliest stages.


A leader in cost-effective and intelligent software designed for DCIM, Power Analytics was also recently named one of the top 12 companies to watch in 2012 by Smart Grid News.





About Power Analytics Corporation

Used by the power industry for more than 25 years, Power Analytics’ software solutions have surged to the forefront of the electrical system planning, operation and smart grid market space for use in energy intensive, mission-critical facilities and microgrids. Paladin products currently protect more than $100 billion in customer assets including financial data centers, air traffic control sites, military installations, deep sea oil platforms, and power generation and distribution facilities. The company is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and has a smart grid center of excellence in Raleigh, N.C.


Paladin, Paladin DesignBase, Paladin Live, Paladin SmartGrid, and Power Analytics are trademarks of Power Analytics Corporation. For more information about Power Analytics and its products, visit



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