DoS Attack Blamed for U.S. Grid Disruptions

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#DoS Attack Blamed for U.S. #Grid Disruptions | #TpromoCom #Power #CyberSecurity #Hackers | According to the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s OE-417 Electric Emergency and Disturbance Report for the first quarter of 2019, a cyber event caused “interruptions of electrical system operations.”

The report shows that the incident impacted an unidentified utility in the region overseen by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), which is responsible for compliance monitoring and enforcement in the Western Interconnection, and affected California (Kern County and Los Angeles County), Utah (Salt Lake County) and Wyoming (Converse County).

However, the report shows that the incident did not result in any power outages. The cyber event occured on March 5 — it started at 9:12 AM and systems were restored by 6:57 PM on the same day.

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes $1,326,367 Penalty after Ohio Company Willfully Exposes Employees to Dangerous Hazards

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes $1,326,367 Penalty after Ohio Company Willfully Exposes Employees to Dangerous Hazards| #TpromoCom #OSHA #Fine #Hazards | The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties of $1,326,367 to Dowa THT America Inc. – a metal heat treatment company based in Bowling Green, Ohio – after the company exposed employees to atmospheric, thermal, electrical, and mechanical hazards as they performed maintenance inside heat-treating furnaces. In addition to the penalties, OSHA placed the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

OSHA cited the company for 25 willful, serious, and other-than-serious violations for hazards related to confined spaces, falls, machine guarding, respiratory protection, chemical exposures, and electrical equipment. The company also failed to provide adequate personal protective equipment, and train their employees on hazards in the facility.

“The violations identified exposed employees to serious, and potentially life-threatening injuries and illnesses,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. “Employers have a legal obligation to assess their workplaces for hazards, and establish appropriate safety and health programs to protect their workers.”

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.

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Vermont Top State for Battery Recycling in 2018

Vermont Top State for Battery Recycling in 2018 | #TpromoCom #Battery #Recycle #Recycling | Call2Recycle, Inc., the country’s first and largest consumer battery recycling program, marked Feb. 18’s National Battery Day by releasing its list of the 2018 top 10 battery recycling states, based on program participation.

Atlanta-based Call2Recycle, Inc. revealed the top 10 battery recycling states on Feb. 18, National Battery Day.

Atlanta-based Call2Recycle, Inc. revealed the top 10 battery recycling states on Feb. 18, National Battery Day.

Vermont topped the list, followed by Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, California, Illinois, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington. The company reported that the top 10 states were ranked based on per capita collection performance.

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New Altronix NetWay™ Spectrum Hardened PoE+ Switches Feature the Industry’s First Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Backup

New Altronix NetWay™ Spectrum Hardened PoE+ Switches Feature the Industry’s First Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Backup | #TpromoCom #Power #Network #PoE | Altronix, the recognized leader in power and data transmission solutions for the professional security industry, continues to lead with products that deliver maximum performance, and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with the introduction of the industry’s first Lithium Iron Phosphate battery backup solution. Now available in Altronix’s new series of NetWay™ Spectrum PoE+ Switches, these optimized chargers accommodate LiFePO4 batteries with significantly longer shelf life and much more efficient charge cycles than conventional sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries.

Altronix, the global leader in power and data transmission solutions for professional Security, Surveillance, Access Control, and Fire Signaling applications. 

“Our new Hardened PoE Switches with optimized Lithium Iron Phosphate battery chargers are truly a game changer for the industry. It presents a new and unique value proposition for installers and end-users, ensuring continuous system operation, while greatly reducing service and maintenance costs,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “Altronix will be expanding this LiFePO4 backup feature to other products in our portfolio in the near future.” 

Altronix’s NetWay Spectrum PoE+ Switches with LiFePO4 battery charging provide many advantages. Superior performance and cost-efficiencies are realized through a 10-year battery shelf life, over 5,000 charge cycles and much reduced weight of the LiFePO4 batteries.Best of all, our new series of switches utilize a single LiFePO4 battery for PoE backup versus four SLA batteries, greatly reducing service and maintenance. NetWay Spectrum features 1Gb SFP (Fiber) ports and multiple PoE+ (30W) ports or a single Hi-PoE (60W) port. Embedded Altronix LINQ™ Power Management technology allows monitoring, control and reporting of power and diagnostics from anywhere. The series also includes a wide selection of models for use in a variety of indoor and outdoor applications.

For more information on Altronix’s extensive line of products, please visit www.altronix.com.

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DITEK Launches Compact Wall-Mount Network Surge Protectors

DITEK Launches Compact Wall-Mount Network Surge Protectors | #TpromoCom #Power #Network #Quality | DITEK , the quality standard in commercial surge protection, announces the launch of the DTK-WM4 family of wall-mount network surge protectors. These 4-channel devices feature state-of-the-art technologies to provide robust surge protection for any desired combination of Ethernet, PoE and PoE Extender circuits, while supporting data speeds up to 10GbE. The compact design offers rapid replacement surge protection modules with shielded RJ45 connections and is ideal for smaller installations that do not require large rack-mounted protection systems.

Advanced Modular Design is Ideal for Smaller System Installations

“Smaller installations need just as much network surge protection as large installations – in fact, they may be even more dependent on each circuit,” said Jason Klein, National Sales Manager, DITEK. “Now it is easier than ever to include best-in-breed protection as a part of every project.”

Two versions are available: DTK-WM4NETS is a 4-channel Ethernet and PoE surge protector, while DTK-WM4EXTS is a 4-channel PoE Extender surge protector. Both versions use the same award-winning design as the company’s popular rack-mount models, but in a compact package with simple, versatile mounting. The modular design allows for rapid replacement measured in seconds, and the protection modules are the same as the larger rack-mount devices, so one set of spares will support a full range of installations.

DITEK’s state-of-the-art network protection circuitry features a hybrid design with both Silicon Avalanche Diode (SAD) and Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) technologies for the best IP network protection available in the market; and the field-replaceable protection modules offer a robust 20kA per pair surge current capacity – the highest available for shielded network devices. All models are compatible with CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6A cabling infrastructure.

For more information, please contact us at 800-753-2345 or visit online at www.diteksurgeprotection.com.

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SALTO Systems Partners with Altronix to Deliver Integrated Access and Power Solutions

SALTO Systems Partners with Altronix to Deliver Integrated Access and Power Solutions | #TpromoCom #Power #AccessControl #Business | Altronix announced it has added SALTO Systems to its expanding portfolio of Trove™ Access and Power Integration Solutions, which simplify access system design, configuration and installation, greatly reducing time and labor. The new Trove1SA1 from Altronix seamlessly accommodates SALTO access controllers providing a highly-efficient and scalable access solution. (Please scroll down)

“Our collaboration with SALTO Systems provides integrators with even more versatility,” said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. “Trove facilitates flexible access control configurations, which are ultimately more profitable for systems integrators and more cost-efficient for their customers.”

The Trove1SA1 accommodates up to 4 SALTO XS4 CU42E0, CU4200 and/or CU4EB8 controllers for direct control of up to 8 wired doors and/or 65,000 electronic locks. In addition to providing added design and configuration versatility, Trove1SA1 includes a removable backplane that allows systems integrators to test and configure SALTO access and Altronix power solutions prior to on-site installation. Trove1SA1 includes a tamper switch, mounting hardware and cam lock, along with ample room for wiring to accommodate backup batteries.

“We’re excited to announce SALTO Systems’ controllers are compatible with Altronix Trove access and power integration solutions,” said Bill Wood, President of SALTO Systems North America. “This partnership provides installers with a highly efficient access control configuration and installation solution.”

SALTO Systems is a global leader in the development and manufacture of world-class electronic locking and access control solutions. Its leading-edge hardware and software technologies are in use in more than 15,000 installations worldwide with an estimated 20 million daily users.

Altronix offers a free Trove System Design Tool to further simplify the selection of SALTO Systems access controllers at: https://www.altronix.com/system_design_tools/trove1/#salto.

For more information on Altronix’s extensive line of products, please visit www.altronix.com.

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New Altronix eBridge™ 16-Port Ethernet over Coax PoE Switch Accommodates Fiber for More Versatile Enterprise System Solutions

New Altronix eBridge™ 16-Port Ethernet over Coax PoE Switch | #TpromoCom #Ethernet #POE #Switch | Accommodates Fiber for More Versatile Enterprise System Solutions.

Las Vegas, NV (September 25, 2018) – Altronix, the recognized leader in power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, is showcasing the new eBridge1600F 16-port EoC receiver with integral PoE switch here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new and innovative eBridge1600F power and transmission solution further bridges the infrastructure gap by integrating coax, Ethernet and fiber along with PoE eliminating the cost and labor associated with installing new network cabling.

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“Altronix continues to design and deliver new power and transmission solutions that merge infrastructure with emerging technologies to accommodate greater capacity and speed for today’s advanced IP installations,” said JR Andrews, National Sales Executive, Altronix Corporation. “The new eBridge1600F allows coax users to cost-efficiently upgrade analog systems to IP with the ability to take advantage of new or existing fiber infrastructure to deploy IP devices at greater distances.”

Altronix eBridge1600F is an all-in-one, head-end solution for upgrading coax to IP that combines a PoE+ switch and EoC Receiver into a single integrated unit. It features 16 Ethernet ports rated at 100Mbps (full duplex up to 300m without repeaters) with 30W full power per port (500W total power), one 1Gb SFP (fiber port), and two 1Gb Ethernet uplinks. Additional features include a built-in battery charger, and embedded LINQ™ Technology to monitor, control and report power/diagnostics from anywhere over the network connection.

As with all Altronix products, eBridge1600F is manufactured in the U.S.A., and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

For more information on Altronix’s extensive line of products, call toll free 1-888-258-7669, e-mail info@altronix.com or visit www.altronix.com.

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Modular DITEK Surge Protector Removes the Guesswork

Modular DITEK Surge Protector Removes the Guesswork | #TpromoCom #Power #Security | Notifies 3 Ways When Compromised; Offers Rapid-Replacement Module. New Deflector Series is Ideal for Convenience Stores with Audio Alert, UL Approval and No Separate Enclosure Needed

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Las Vegas, NV (October 8, 2018) – DITEK, the leading provider of surge protection solutions, announces the launch of the new Deflector Series Surge Protective Devices. With its audible alarm, flashing LED indicator and remote notification capability, the Deflector lets the user know in three ways when it requires attention. Unique rapid-replacement modules make it possible to have the unit up and running again in only a few seconds. The Deflector is conveniently wall-mountable, with no additional enclosure required, allowing it to be placed in close proximity to core systems or devices that warrant the highest levels of protection.

“The Deflector Series makes it even easier to keep fire alarm panels – or any mission-critical 120-volt device not exceeding 20 amps – safe from damage or destruction from power surges,” said Jason Klein, National Sales Manager, DITEK. “Up until now, it’s been a problem for users who may not see a visible out-of-service indicator until it’s too late and their equipment has been damaged by a power surge. The Deflector solves that problem with a unique audible alarm that can’t be ignored. The Deflector is ideal for convenience stores as owners/operators will know immediately if a power surge puts their facility out of commission, and it would take only three seconds to pop in a new module and have it working again.”

The first product in this new series, the DTK-DF120S1 Deflector Series Surge Protector is a 120-volt dedicated circuit protection device designed to minimize damage from AC supply voltage spikes by isolating incoming surges that originate from lightning strikes and other sources. The device is simple for a licensed electrician to hardwire into a circuit, with no enclosure or rack required.

When the Deflector does its job by absorbing a power surge and stops functioning, the unit sounds a loud audible alarm and an LED flashes, indicating that the module needs to be replaced. Intelligent notification is also available via dry contacts which can be connected to alarm panels to alert central station monitoring that the module needs replacing.

“With the Deflector Series, you’ll always know when the surge protection on your critical devices and systems requires immediate attention. When it goes, you’ll hear it and see it, and it’s a true rapid-replacement for the module,” said Klein. “Whether it’s a fire alarm panel or a whole rack of servers, our new Deflector Series will best protect every device powered by 120 volts.”

The Deflector Series is UL1449 listed as a Surge Protective Device (SPD), as well as UL1283 listed for EMI/RFI noise filtering.

For more information, please contact us at 800-753-2345, visit us at NACS (booth # 7481) or www.diteksurgeprotection.com.

 

 

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