Eaton's Power Xpert Software Version 2.0 Simplifies Power System Management, Presents A Clear Picture Of Enterprise Energy Usage

Date: June 4, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. – Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the availability of Eaton Power Xpert® Software version 2.0, a comprehensive power system solution that simplifies energy monitoring for Information Technology (IT), facility and energy managers. Power Xpert Software offers a clear picture of energy usage across the enterprise along with the tools to take control of the complete power system.

In most organizations power distribution systems consist of diverse equipment, software and management processes acquired over many years. As an integral part of Eaton’s Power Xpert® Architecture, a versatile Web-based solution for measuring, monitoring, connecting and managing power systems, Power Xpert Software gathers, presents and analyzes system-wide data from mission-critical infrastructure. The latest version also incorporates Eaton’s award-winning Foreseer® technology that helps mitigate power quality problems and increase overall power system reliability by turning data into knowledge that expedites decision making.

"Without a complete view of energy usage across an enterprise it is impossible to see the big picture, correlate power events or focus on details for quick diagnosis and action," said Marcus Maxwell, product manager, Eaton software and meter products. "With version 2.0 of Power Xpert Software, Eaton offers a cost-effective power monitoring system with pricing and package options to meet the unique needs of each customer."

Power Xpert Software is available in two editions. The Professional Edition is for end users with built-in support for Eaton power distribution products such as switchgear, uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) and power distribution units (PDUs). The Enterprise Edition was developed for advanced power users, system integrators, enterprises with varied devices and system developers that can take advantage of the included SNMP and Modbus TCP integration development utilities to reach beyond Eaton equipment to third-party devices.

Additional benefits of Power Xpert Software version 2.0 include:

  • Simplified installation with a Deployment Validation Utility that launches to automatically configure Power Xpert Software and Operating System settings
  • An optional Power Xpert Reporting module that aggregates energy and power quality data into a standard set of reports, which includes energy cost allocation
  • Included HMI design tool set lowers the cost and time to deploy the system with custom graphics
  • Alarm and event notifications on a Web page header display and alarm bubble up through Web pages to keep users informed at all times

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit