News & Updates

Posted on 13/06/2017 by Rob

It’s an understatement to say that something broke in Seattle in February 2017. A major spill hit Seattle’s West Point wastewater facility causing massive damage and danger to human and animal life. Hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage were dumped into the Puget Sound over the next three months with the TV news all over it. Network engineers John Geer and Chris Roberts from down the road at Tacoma Wastewater Management watched the disaster unfold, glad it wasn’t them.

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Posted on 12/06/2017 by Rob

Several older Tekron products and product options will no longer be available from either the 31st of August 2017 or March 31st 2018. One option is already out of production. This doesn't affect warranties or support for products already sold.

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Posted on 28/04/2017 by Quentin Griffiths

We’ve talked[sitetree_link,id=182] about how IEEE 1588v2 (Precision Time Protocol or PTP) moves timing onto your Ethernet network and removes the need for dedicated cable runs. It’s super accurate and supports the latest redundant systems, so it seems like the natural choice to time sync new substation builds.  It’s also a great way to step your new installation into the future and ensure that it will keep timing accuracy for the life of the substation.

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Posted on 27/02/2017 by Alex Lippitt

With growing realization of the effects of climate change, interest in renewable energy sources is skyrocketing. That comes with challenges. One of those is storage -  you need to be able to supply power when needed, not just when it’s sunny or windy. Lately there's been a big push towards solar panels (photovoltaic cells) and battery development but recently I found several generation plants which harness the suns power in a unique way.

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