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Tools and Equipment

AllTrak Cloud for asset management now available from Trimble

March 2, 2015 - Trimble’s AllTrak Cloud is a new, cloud based, tool and material asset management application for mechanical, electrical & plumbing (MEP) contractors. It was announced in November but only became available recently.

Cut through nail-embedded wood with Diablo demon blades

February 23, 2015 - What’s a demolition project without the dreaded case of cutting through nail-embedded wood?

Listen to music on and off jobsite with Dewalt’s DCR006 speaker

February 23, 2015 - Dewalt has launched the new jobsite Bluetooth speaker for professionals who enjoy listening to music on and off the jobsite.

Motors & Motion

Weg unveils W40 line of open induction motors

November 14, 2014 - Weg Electric released its newest line of open 3-phase induction motors, available with standard frame sizes from NEMA 254T to L6808/09.

Siemens introduces tiastar MCC with 18-pulse AC drive

October 31, 2014 - Siemens has introduced its tiastar motor control centre (MCC), featuring integrated 18-pulse adjustable frequency AC drive technology that claims to allow pumps and blower motors to operate with improved efficiency while keeping harmonic distortion at a minimum.

GE debuts Multilin 869 motor protection system

October 23, 2014 - GE has announced the Multilin 869 motor protection system designed for the protection, control and management of medium and large induction and synchronous motors.

Lighting & HVAC

Peerless LED troffers DLC listed in February 2015

February 26, 2015 - Peerless Electric has announced their recessed LED troffers, LACH3 1-in. x 4-in., LACH3 2-in. x 2-n. and LACH3 2-in. x 4-in., together with the shallow wrap fixture, LOPA11, have been DLC (DesignLights Consortium) listed. This means they are now eligible for utility rebates. 

Integrated sensor control comes to Eaton’s WaveStream LED luminaires

February 23, 2015 - Eaton’s Metalux Encounter and SkyRidge LED luminaire families are now available with an optional integrated sensor control system.

RT-25 LED luminaire, upgrade kit available from Sterner

February 23, 2015 - Sterner Lighting’s RT-25 outdoor LED luminaire and upgrade kit is the company’s latest innovation to its executive brand family.

Wiring - Cabling - Devices

Leviton debuts Lumina Gateway wireless energy management eco-system

February 26, 2015 - Leviton, automation and security solutions provider, has released the Lumina Gateway and the related wireless Lumina RF energy management product family. This includes occupancy sensors, motion sensors, door and window contacts, load control modules, light switches, thermostats, in-wall touchscreens and mobile apps.

Legrand upgrades poke-thru device with Wiremold 4FFATC15 series

February 23, 2015 - The Wiremold 4FFATC15 series is Legrand’s upgraded furniture feed poke-thru device for feeding power, communication and audio/video services to modular furniture systems in an open-space, above-grade environment.

Syn-Tech’s General Cable portfolio now includes Stabiloy products

February 18, 2015 - Starting February, 5, 2015, Syn-Tech Inc. expanded its General Cable products to include Stabiloy brand aluminum alloy and building wire products.

Fire & Signalling

Expanded Cooper Wheelock Exceder LED series boasts energy savings

October 22, 2014 - Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has expanded its Wheelock Exceder LED series to include ceiling models for horns, horn strobes, strobes, speakers and speaker strobes, describing it as the industry’s first line of notification appliances to use high-efficiency LEDs.

Siemens unveils fire alarm and voice communication system

July 3, 2014 - Siemens has debuted intelligent voice communication panels boasting full-featured protection for everyday and emergency life safety and communication needs in small and medium-size facilities.

Cooper’s Exceder LED sounder line meets NFPA 72, 720 for sleeping areas

June 19, 2014 - Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has announced the Wheelock Exceder LED low frequency sounder line, designed to meet both the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) fire alarm and carbon monoxide 520 Hz code requirements for sleeping areas.

Voice Data Video etc

WOWClowd to intergrate with cable certification testers

January 29, 2015 - WOW Insites LLC has announced its WOWClowd product will soon integrate with certification level testers; fully supporting the import of 3rd party certified test results.

Greenlee offers Mini fiberTOOLS with its Communications line

December 16, 2014 - Greenlee says the newest additions to its Communications line (which includes fiber optic installation and maintenance tools) are small and light, and designed to be used in demanding environments.

Hammond Mfg HLP Series low-profile wallmount cabinet

November 28, 2014 - Hammond Manufacturing says its datacom division has been busy developing a number of video overviews for “feature-rich” products, like the HLP Series low-profile network/security wallmount cabinet.

Buildings Controls

Leviton releases ODC occupancy sensors

February 5, 2014 - Leviton says it has combined line voltage occupancy sensor, power pack and photocell technology into a self-contained energy management solution.

Acuity Brands’ LSXR fixture-mount sensor with interchangeable lenses

November 19, 2013 – Acuity Brands has launched its LSXR fixture-mount sensor from Sensor Switch, offering up to four interchangeable lenses and an integrated, adjustable mounting bracket suitable for both high-mount and low-mount lighting control applications.

GE Multilin EPM 6010 communicates using BACnet IP and Modbus TCP

July 18, 2012 - GE released the Multilin EPM 6010, a power meter that can communicate using both BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols. GE says the EPM 6010 provides accurate and timely energy use data, allowing a building automation system (BAS) to better respond to changes in demand. The meter…

Test & Measurement

FLIR C2: the “first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera”

January 9, 2015 - FLIR Systems just unveiled its C2, referring to it as the “first full-featured, pocket-sized thermal camera” designed to help professionals find patterns that expose hidden problems, such as sources of energy waste.

Greenlee DataScout 10G tablet replaces up to 8 hand-held devices

January 9, 2015 - Greenlee Communications says its new DataScout 10G touchscreen tablet was developed for service provider, utility, smart grid, mobility and enterprise network testing technicians looking for “increased productivity and efficiency” in a network analyzer.

HD Electric 3ID 3-phase cable identifier

December 1, 2014 - HD Electric’s 3ID 3-phase cable identifier identifies the correct phases on long lengths (up to 7 miles) of de-energized and discharged overhead and underground cables.


New options for Freightliner medium-duty trucks, Class 6/7 M2 106

January 28, 2015 - New option packages are available to order for Freightliner Trucks’ Class 6/7 M2 106, the company announced recently.

Altec launches online sales page for new and used equipment

January 14, 2015 - Altec has launched an online sales page featuring new and used inventory, where you can view a complete listing of equipment for sale in the utility, tree care, telecom, lights and signs, and construction industries.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV supplies power to domestic appliances

January 6, 2015 - Calling it a world first for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. announced its Outlander PHEV is now also able to supply electrical power to the home using a V2H (vehicle-to-home) system in addition to being able to be charged from a domestic outlet.