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Multi-Link devices have been an integral part of substation communications for over 15 years. Thousands of our devices are used by over 100 electric and gas utility companies to provide reliable ...

Multi-Link devices have been an integral part of substation communications for over 15 years. Thousands of our devices are used by over 100 electric and gas utility companies to provide reliable communications with meters, power quality monitors, and relays.

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    •     Managing Power Generation and Transmission Equipment   APPLICATION NOTE Executive Overview APPLICATIONS Multi‐Link devices have been an integral part of substation  o Energy Management communications for over 15 years.   Thousands of our devices are used by  Controls over 100 electric and gas utility companies to provide reliable  o Modem Polling communications with meters, power quality monitors, and relays. The  o Automated Meter Reading Polnet® ACP is also being installed for “out‐of‐band” network support for  o Service Port Access “in‐band” communication networks. Multi‐Link, Inc. has provided cost‐ saving management solutions for telecom and data operations for  o Remote Equipment Maintenance 22years.   o Out-of-Band Network Access The Problem With greater demand for connectivity to existing and new data reporting   devices, more access points are required, which means more strain on  budgets.  With this unprecedented growth comes the ever increasing  need to remotely access the control interfaces of the equipment.   Engineers and technicians must be able to access their interfaces from  remote operations centers or while on the road in order to assure  maximum service availability.     Cost of Network Infrastructure:  With the number of management interfaces growing, telecommunication  costs to access them are also growing.  Some communication technologies  are too expensive and some are unreliable.  Many utility companies are  opting for the POTS line to provide a low cost and reliable means of data  acquisition.  However, by using the Polnet ACP, one POTS line can provide  access to 9 devices making the ACP9 an average cost of $60 per  connection.      Limited Resources:    With the fast installation pace of new projects, availability of support staff  is at a premium.  Managing remote applications frequently puts  maintenance personnel out of contact for hours, or even days at a time,  frequently at expensive overtime labor rates.      225 Industry Parkway, Nicholasville, KY 40356 ‐ 800.535.4651 ‐ www.multi‐link.net       
    • Polnet® A ACP The So olution Automatic Call P Processor Multi‐link k offers a suite e of Americann‐made produ ucts that allow you to  reduce orr eliminate telephone lines s as well as re emotely reboo ot  equipmen nt.  The savinggs in time and d more efficieent utilization n of limited  BENEFITS resourcess optimize sup pport operations.  oS Saves mone by ey   reducing the number r e of o phone linnes required for r r substation o s operations Exampl Utility Substatio le: on o Reduce site visits Remote connectivity to o control ports provides ac ccess to critic cal  oC Centralized control operation nal informatioon.  In applica ations normally using in‐ne etwork  from remote location f e connectiv vity, secure ac ccess using ouut‐of‐band techniques assures  o ROI within 3 to 6 substation n can become e completely isolated in thhe event of ne etwork  month m failure.    Installing a  Polnet ACP, a a  FE EATURES S secure line‐ sharing  o Extremely flexible device,  touchtone t wherever  programmin p ng, multiple  REMOTE phone lines  programmin p ng are required optional o can reduce  oU User defined Security d expenses by  Access Code to A es seven digits s s thousands of f  dollars.   o Broad comp patibility with telepho w ony Many times each locat tion is able to o reduce the r requirement f for four or  equipment a e and Telco more pho one lines, savi ing $200‐$350 0 per month, or more.  services s Multi‐Link k’s publicly ow wned, private ely owned, annd cooperativ ve electric  otection o Barge-in pro utilities cu ustomers are saving thous sands of dolla ars utilizing th his equipment t  o Dual surge protection today, wit th over 10,00 00 ACPs now i installed.  One such compa any has over  o Emergency Barge-IN 1000 ACPs, saving over $1,000,000 per year in re educed teleco om charges.    for f Priority O Outbound Calls C o No loss of ddata throughput speed or t Examp 2: Win Energy ple nd integrity...in i nvisible to   call c transact tion Maintena ance  and ope erations organnizations are responsible f for wind  oT Toll free tec support ch farms inst talled across ever‐growing his is putting a strain on  g territory.  Th staff tryin ng to keep up with equipm ment issues.  Inn many cases s telemetry  equipmen nt needs to be e powered up p on a regularr basis, after w which it is  again turnned off.  For s staff trying to keep up with h field problems as well  regular op s becoming a challenge to keep.  For ma perations it is anagement    225 5 Industry Parkw way, Nicholasville, KY 40356 ‐ 80 ww.multi‐link.ne   00.535.4651 ‐ ww et      
    • this translates into extra costs for overtime pay, truck maintence, fuel,  etc.    The Power Stone® Remote AC Power Controller The Power  Stone® helps  contain  those costs.   BENEFITS The Power  Stone is a  o Saves Money - The phone call‐ Power Stone pays for activated AC  itself with one saved power  service visit controller  o Reduces Downtime - used to  One phone call can reboot and  correct problem equipment in minutes power  up/down remote equipment.  Connect The Power Stone to equipment  o Protects Equipment - Leave equipment “off” and a phone line to gain complete power control anywhere you can place  until needed. Reduces a phone call.  Because The Power Stone is activated with a telephone call,  power consumption and power to the attached equipment can be controlled from the operations  hacker exposure center or even via cell phone by traveling employees.  The Power Stone  o Application Flexibility – makes a perfect complement to the Polnet ACP, providing complete  Automatic and Manual control of remote equipment.    operations for versatility in a variety of Savings per Year applications   $4,000,000 Dollars per Year $3,000,000 $2,000,000 FEATURES $1,000,000 $0 o Fully Programmable 1 1600 3200 5000 o Automatic mode Number of Phone Lines Eliminated o Manual over-ride button o 120 volt, 15 amp rating o Programmable security Summary access codes In today’s economic environment successful power generation and  o Non-volatile memory distribution operations will require innovative solutions to keep pace with  o Remote programming and diagnostics demand while maintaining high levels of service.  Reducing    telecommunication costs and making efficient use of resources are key  elements stretching budget dollars.  Multi‐Link products have been used  by electric companies to accomplish these goals for over 15 years.  To find out how much money you can save, download the Multi‐Link cost‐ savings calculator at   www.multi-link.net/stick_calculator.       225 Industry Parkway, Nicholasville, KY 40356 ‐ 800.535.4651 ‐ www.multi‐link.net       
    •   Some of the Public Utilities Using the Polnet® ACP   AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER FIRST ENERGY/OHIO EDISON PUBLIC SERVICE ELECTRIC & GAS OF NJ ARKANAS POWER AND LIGHT FIRST ENERGY/TOLEDO EDISON PUBLIC SERVICE OF OKLAHOMA BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC FLORIDA POWER CORP ROSEVILLE ELECTIC BANGOR HYDRO-ELECTRIC FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT SOUTH CAROLINA GAS & ELECTRIC CENTRAL ILLINOIS PUBLIC SERVICE GEORGIA POWER TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY COMPANY CENTRAL MAINE POWER CO. GULF POWER COMPANY TRICO ELECTRIC CENTRAL POWER ELECTRIC COOP IDAHO POWER TRI-STATE G&T CINERGY INTERSTATE POWER UNITED POWER CLAY ELECTRIC COOP LOUISIANA POWER US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONNEXUS ENERGY MATANUSKA ELECTRIC WEATLAND RURAL ELECTRIC CONSUMER'S POWER MINNESOTA POWER WEST OHIO GAS DAYTON POWER MONTANA POWER WEST TEXAS GAS DELMARVA POWER NIPSCO WESTERN AREA POWER AUTHORITY DUKE ENERGIES NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC WESTERN FARMERS ELECTRIC COOP SERVICE EAST KY POWER COOPERATIVE NORTHWESTERN PUBLIC SERVICE WHEATLAND RURAL ELECTRIC ENTERGY CORP OKLAHOMA GAS & ELECTRIC WISCONSIN POWER & LIGHT ENTERGY SERVICES PENN POWER WRIGHT-HENNIPEN ELECTRIC FIRST ENERGY PENNSYLVANIA POWER & LIGHT                         225 Industry Parkway, Nicholasville, KY 40356 ‐ 800.535.4651 ‐ www.multi‐link.net       
    • Polnet® ACP Technical Specifications Model Number ACP-3; ACP-5; ACP-9 Device Interface Input Power Requirements Battery: 45 Volts DC to all ports At AC Transformer: 110-125 Volts AC only, 50-60 Hz Off-Hook Detection: 8-150 mA At Power Jack on ACP: 12-15 Volts AC Ring Generator Frequency: 33 Hz Voltage Waveform: Pseudo-Sine Power Consumption: 10 Watts Ringing No Load: Approximately 105 Volts AC Power Consumption at standby: 8 Watts Ringing 8K Ohm Imp. (REN1.0): Approx 76 Volts AC Ringing 4K Ohm Imp. (REN2.0): Approx 59 Volts AC CO Interface Ringing 2.7K Ohm Imp. (REN3.0): Approx 45 Volts AC Ringer Equivalence Number: 1.1B Input Ring Detection: 40-150 Volts AC, 15-68 Hz Physical: 6.3" W x 9.5" D x 1.4" H, 1 lb           Power Stone® Technical Specifications Model Number   PST59102  Switching Manual  Key Pad 4 or 6 digit security  Power   120 VAC plug in (60 Hz)  code command (on/off)  Switching Contact  120/12 VAC 15A with reset  Manual Override  Push button (on/normal  breaker 1800W, 600W  operation)  incandescent.  Power and Relay Status   LED; Remote audible read‐ Interrupt Modes  detect. Manual pick up with  back  security code.  Ringer Equivalence  1.1 B  Switching Auto  Reboot (15 sec off, then on)      Toggle (on or off)    Power on call then off after  hang up + 2 min.                              225 Industry Parkway, Nicholasville, KY 40356 ‐ 800.535.4651 ‐ www.multi‐link.net       
    •                                                                       Multi-Link Inc. makes affordable, cost-cutting telecom equipment for a wide variety of commercial, government, and   residential applications. With 22 years of experience, we have   earned a reputation as a leading manufacturer of money-saving   telecom solutions. Hundreds of companies, from SOHO to   Fortune 1000, domestic and international, have installed   thousands of our products to reduce monthly phone bills and   associated costs.           MULTI-LINK, Inc.   225 Industry Parkway   Nicholasville, KY 40356   www.multi-link.net 800.535.4651   225 Industry Parkway, Nicholasville, KY 40356 ‐ 800.535.4651 ‐ www.multi‐link.net