CNIguard is a high technology firm delivering infrastructure protection and asset management solutions to utilities and other vital sectors. Its end-to-end solutions for transmission & distribution networks deliver perpetual connectivity, real-time monitoring, analytics at the edge, streamlined maintenance, and data monetization.
Brands: MANITOR manhole monitoring system
OVERLINE overhead line monitoring system
INDETECT intrusion detection system
SENSORCORE adaptive embedded intelligence platform
In line with its policy of continued investment in R&D and ongoing product improvement, CNIguard is delighted to announce that its Manitor Manhole Monitoring System (MMS) - which is already successfully deployed as SX1.0 - has been updated, released and is now being delivered with significant additional functionality.
The latest SX1.5 release expands on the previous first generation product to include several new capabilities:
“Manitor MMS is an end to end solution with multi sector application including electricity, gas, water, telecoms and transport infrastructure. We have, therefore, developed Manitor as feature rich from the outset, and SX1.5 represents a significant enhancement,” said CNIguard’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Edward Klinger.
“We’re heading into an exciting phase where we’ll have around 10,000 deployed Manitor units preventing real incidents and proving ROI via predictive maintenance. We are exponentially amassing data from underground networks enabling our end users, for the first time, to see and understand what’s going on in their infrastructure - perpetually and in real-time. Enabled benefits are also created whereby the data from Manitor installed in electrical manholes, for example, can optimize the operations of the transit or sanitation departments. Our hosting and monitoring service underpins this data fusion platform and informs our solution roadmap,” he concluded.
CNIguard will be showcasing Manitor SX1.5 on Booth #3512 at IEEE PES T&D 2018.
The next generation SX2.0 is scheduled for release in Q2 2018 with even more features, including a visual camera, ground temperature, and salinity, together with power harvesting capabilities.
To find out more about Manitor Manhole Monitoring System SX1.5 or to register your interest in SX2.0, contact CNIguard’s USA headquarters on +1-212-764-0100, visit https://www.cniguard.com/ or stop by Booth #3512.
CNIguard is a high technology firm delivering infrastructure protection and asset management solutions to the electricity, gas, water, transportation, communication and other vital sectors. Its products provide real-time monitoring of critical infrastructure to detect, safeguard and prevent human or natural interference or disruption resulting in cost-effective solutions and considerable savings through minimizing damage.
Its devices (such as MANITOR Manhole Monitoring System, INDETECT Intrusion Detection System or OVERLINE Overhead Line Monitoring System) embedded into transmission and distribution networks, comprise diverse sensors in a ruggedized design, long life battery or power harvesting, with simple and rapid installation. A fully hosted and monitored cyber secure solution, utilizing cellular or mesh network, enables real-time decisions to manage maintenance or repair operations, deploy emergency services, balance loading and proactively communicating with stakeholders.
Following a period of consolidation, CNIguard is delighted to announce its expansion into new corporate offices at 241 West 37th Street in New York City’s midtown area to accommodate rapid company growth. The new space reflects the company’s commitment and innovative company goals that focus on delivering quality products combined with high levels of customer support.
According to the Utility Asset Management Market Global Forecast to 2022, the global forecast for growth is USD 4.09 billion by 2022, with the North American market projected to lead the way in both overall growth and specifically in hardware and sensors, where a current 60% market share is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of almost 9%.
The new office will serve as the North American sales headquarters and technical support center for customer deployments.
“This is an exciting time for CNIguard and marks a major milestone for the company, its employees, customers and partners who will all benefit from this expansion which has been carefully designed to increase efficiency for all departments,” said CNIguard’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Edward Klinger.
“As a leading Industrial IOT provider serving the utility industry, and with this level of demand forecasted, we are ready to meet the needs of the leading utility players in North America and we’re looking forward to engaging with visitors at IEEE PES T&D 2018 about our suite of protection and asset management solutions.” he concluded.
Contact CNIguard’s North American headquarters on +1-212-764-0100, visit https://www.cniguard.com/ or stop by Booth #3512.
Degraded power lines are a major cause of exploding manholes and stray voltage. In New York City alone hundreds of manholes explode each year. In addition, stray voltage electrifies manhole covers and other street furniture – traffic signals, bus shelters, mail boxes – that can cause injury and death.
Other problems include sewer overflow, discharge or unexpected release. Security related issues include theft, tampering and terrorism linked to manhole and other subsurface structures.
MANITOR, our Manhole Monitoring System mitigates the risks from stray/contact voltage and exploding covers as well as securing manholes, boxes, chambers, vaults, cabinets, kiosks and bunkers from intrusion, theft and vandalism. In addition to security, the built-in SENSORCORE® platform can enable flood warning and other safety, environmental and quality monitoring.
MANITOR utilizes a range of commercially available, off-the-shelf sensors to detect and prevent manhole related incidents. Signals are transmitted securely from the embedded device to a dashboard on a phone, laptop or other platform. Over-the-Air updates ensure the firmware is current as well as enabling customization of the devices. False alarms are minimized by incorporating multiple sensors and technology-based sequential verification that removes or reduces human operator fallibility in interpreting a potential alarm.
Almost every aspect of production requires electricity. Electricity is also necessary to produce other forms of energy. If a widespread or long-term disruption of the power grid were to occur, many of the activities critical to the economy and national defense would be impossible.
High voltage conductor cables may sag within reach of the public or general infrastructure due to faulty, aged or broken insulators or fixtures. Rotten or damaged poles may also allow cables to sag, remaining live and presenting serious and potentially fatal danger to the public. Gale force or high winds and inclement weather can also adversely affect overhead power lines.
OVERLINE, our Overhead Line Monitoring System (OHLMS) monitors the integrity of overhead conductors and poles used to distribute electricity. Scalable across vast distances, the OHLMS reduces exposure of both public and operators to danger, while improving standards of distribution performance with a faster response to attend site.
OVERLINE will alert line sag beyond the safe limit, pole tilt beyond acceptable limits, line detachment, deflection of line due to contact by machinery such as a cherry picker or crane, or deflection of the line due to contact with trees or branches.
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