Staco Energy Products Company Wins Radio World “Cool Stuff” Award

April 19, 2012

LAS VEGAS.  FirstLine BMS manufactured by Staco Energy Products Company is the recipient of the radio broadcast industry’s most prestigious technology honor, the Radio World "Cool Stuff" Award, given by a panel of expert engineering judges at the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Radio World’s “Cool Stuff” Award-winning products, announced by U.S. Editor in Chief Paul J. McLane, are selected each year by a panel of radio broadcast engineers as notable for their design, features, cost efficiency and performance in serving radio broadcast users. The winners will be featured in Radio World, which is read by thousands of broadcast professionals in the United States, around the world and online.

Only a small number of products were chosen for the Radio World “Cool Stuff” Awards from among the hundreds, if not thousands, of new products on display at the convention.

Radio World (www.radioworld.com) is the definitive information resource for radio managers and engineers, covering technology, industry news, management techniques, applications-oriented engineering, production articles and new product information. Radio World is published by NewBay Media LLC, the world’s leading publisher of pro broadcast, audio and video publications.

Staco Energy’s (www.stacoenergy.com) industry-leading technologies and services are ideal for information technology (IT) applications such as those found within the broadcast arena’s highly digitized environment, especially to protect transmitter exciters and HD radio coders, monitoring, remote control and Emergency Alert Systems, links to remote programming sources via digital telephony, satellite, etc., as well as office computers, stand-alone computers and computer networks for audio playback, program scheduling and more.

The new wireless Staco FirstLine® BMS Battery Monitoring System continuously monitors UPS batteries and provides real-time information, ensuring that batteries are ready when needed to support mission critical functions.

Information is displayed through curves and bar graphs on the FirstLine ® BMS easy to read 6.4” LCD touch screen monitor. This easy to install battery monitoring system measures and records critical elements including battery cell voltage, battery string voltage, battery string current, battery room temperature, battery cell impedance, as well as battery terminal temperature.

Armed with this critical battery status information, managers can ensure that capacity conditions are continually met as well as the permanent availability of high quality energy. Because it is wireless, the FirstLine ® BMS easily integrates into existing applications, can be installed in half the time with less cost than traditional, wired battery monitoring systems.

Real-time status is compared to battery configuration settings and network parameter settings, with deviations recorded in an events log and used to trigger e-mail or dry contact alarms. With a battery monitoring system, users can schedule battery replacement at convenient times, and ensure that the system is fully charged and operational for peak or high-demand occasions.

The Staco FirstLine ® BMS is ideal for monitoring all UPS batteries, especially those in mission critical areas like data centers, computer rooms, network closets, healthcare environments, assembly lines, life safety systems, and more.

"FirstLine ® BMS is an excellent complement to our battery management programs inherent with the FirstLine, FirstLine P, and FirstLine PL UPS families” said Staco Marketing Manager Jim Hall. “Batteries are the workhorses of the UPS so knowing their status at all times is essential for critical environments. Now customers can act at the first sign of trouble – and keep their systems operating at full capacity. With FirstLine® BMS, customers have a complete power protection system.

Staco Energy Products Company manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions.   For more than 75 years, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems.  Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Component Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.  For more information, visit www.stacoenergy.com, call 866-261-1191, write to Staco Energy Products Co, 301 Gaddis Blvd, Dayton, OH  45403, or e-mail to sales@stacoenergy.com.