See Intelligence Beyond the Substation at DistribuTECH 2012

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Real-time intelligence from substation to destination at Booth 4329 in San Antonio, TX.

OptiSense™ has defined distribution intelligence with OptiSensors — optical sensors that give real time information from substation to destination. We are excited to showcase such a compelling Smart Grid solution at DistribuTECH. - Stephen Prince, CEO

Optisense Networks, Inc., a leading provider of distribution automation intelligence announced today their participation at DistribuTECH 2012 in San Antonio, Texas January 24th – 26th, 2012.

OptiSense is launching their 15kV, 25kV, 35kV, & 46kV OptiSensors™ “on the line” at DistribuTECH Booth 4329 along with the OptiSignal Processor™ and other DPN3-compatible communication components.

“We are excited to be showcasing OptiSense™ at DistribuTECH,” says Stephen Prince, CEO of OptiSense™. “Medium Voltage OptiSensors™ provide real-time measurement of current, voltage, and phase angle beyond the substation to pinpoint and even predict distribution system issues,” continues Prince. “No other technology is this accurate, lightweight, or offers such high dynamic range for energy efficiency, reliability, and asset management.”

Smart Grid demands accurate, REAL TIME data from the substation to the end of line – not generalized solutions utilizing historical data. OptiSensors™ accurately measure both line current (including direction of flow) and line-to-ground voltage.

By automatically monitoring substation-to-destination assets, utilities gain continuous, real-time intelligence on their system’s voltage, current, phase angle, frequency, and harmonics.
Such intelligence allows utilities to immediately pinpoint network issues on the fly – remedying problems and shifting power well before a minor fault causes a major outage.

Having real-time data on asset conditions, utilities can increase the reliability of an aging, stressed infrastructure. By making smarter capital expenditure (CapEx) decisions, utilities often reduce their cost of network equipment maintenance by an average of 20 percent (%) per year.

About OptiSense
Founded in 2001, OPTISENSE NETWORKS ( provides utilities patented, medium voltage optical current and voltage sensors that increase electric distribution system reliability and efficiency through intelligence beyond the substation. Working closely with electric utilities, these next-generation sensors enable electric power companies to effectively monitor and manage distribution voltage, current and power factor in real-time.


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