Ametek Power Instruments has added Ethernet Communications to its Scientific Columbus JEMStar revenue meter, making it easier to configure and retrieve high accuracy power measurements. Its Ethernet communication board includes a configurable serial port equipped for RS-232 /485 communications, resulting in a combination of remote access and local distribution of metering data.
In addition to independent communication with the serial port, the Ethernet connection allows up to four simultaneous users. The secure Ethernet port can also be used with the JEMWARE Software Utility, providing remote meter configurations and site monitoring. Support for fixed or dynamic IP addresses is included, making it compatible with any data retrieval software, including MV-90.