Bert® Plug Load Management System Adds Support for 5 GHz Networks

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Bert delivers WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, 802.11 a/b/g/n and 2.4/5 GHz wireless connectivity

Bert's support of 5 GHz enables large enterprises to easily measure and manage both plug and hardwired loads.

Bert, the leading supplier of Wi-Fi plug load management systems, announces immediate availability of enhanced networking for Bert® Smart Plug and Inline hardware. Commercial buildings can now manage plug and hardwired loads over 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless networks using WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise security at either 2.4 or 5 GHz.

Bert recently installed the new wireless technology at East Haven Public Schools, Goose Creek ISD, Paterson Public Schools and the University of Rhode Island.

About Bert® Enhanced Networking

Bert’s enhanced networking supports wireless installations with large numbers of users and higher security requirements. Berts can now connect to single and dual-band wireless networks at 2.4 or 5 GHz. When the network is upgraded from 2.4 to 5 GHz, the Berts will automatically join the new network.

“From the beginning, we designed Bert to leverage existing wireless networks. Since Wi-Fi technology is constantly evolving, we have to keep our network technology up to date. Bert has historically been first to market with the advanced connectivity commercial buildings expect. The latest example of our leadership is support for 5 GHz networks,” says Bert CEO, Scott Yetter.

The Power of Bert

With over 40,000 devices installed in over 800 buildings, Bert helps school districts, colleges, state/local governments and sporting venues save over 7 million kWh annually. By simply plugging devices into Bert® Smart Plugs or wiring circuits with the Bert® Inline Series, commercial buildings remotely manage and collect building data from loads ranging from 120V/15A to 277V/20A.

Bert can be installed as a standalone system or integrated into BACnet/IP Building Automation Systems. With BACnet integration, building operators have a single point of control for all building loads, including office and break room equipment, classroom electronics, window AC and PTAC units, electric hot water heaters, exhaust fans and air handling units.

The Bert® Plug Load Management system installs quickly so energy savings are immediate. Paybacks typically range from 1 to 7 years. Bert is often included in performance contracts from ABM, Ameresco, Energy System Group, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, McKinstry, Noresco, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Trane.

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