OutBack’s MATE3 System Display and Controller to Be Featured at Solar Power International
October 18th, 2011Download Attachment
Arlington, Wash. (October 18, 2011) –OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a member of The Alpha Group, will display its MATE3 System Display and Controller in the OutBack Power Booth No. 701 at this year’s Solar Power International Expo.
While renewable energy systems are smart solutions for present and future needs, these systems require intelligent, active management to realize their full potential. MATE3 is the solution: a powerful, integrated display/controller that makes it easier than ever to monitor, program and control a complex off-grid or grid-interactive solar power system. With it, users can optimize their systems for maximum performance and return-on-investment, by setting their systems to work with time-of-day power rates for example, or limiting their generators’ run-times to specific time periods on a daily or weekly basis.
MATE3 is designed around an intuitive user interface and integrated system configuration wizard, which makes system setup and programming quick and seamless. The ability to set unique multi-level user passwords enables the user to secure critical system settings from unintended changes while still allowing open access to necessary functions. Through the use of a single MATE3, a user can remotely manage and monitor multiple inverter/chargers, charge controllers, and DC monitoring devices. Equally important, the system can be viewed from any location with internet access thanks to MATE3’s IP-enabled design—an advantage for system installers as well when it comes to troubleshooting and maintenance.
The MATE3 is packed full of features to make system management simple. The easy-to-read graphical LCD display is backlit for dark operating conditions. Improved tactile buttons and a user programmable "favorite" key provides immediate access to the features you want, while an intuitive scroll wheel interface allows easy adjustment of system set points. Expandable SD card memory increases data logging capacity as well as making it possible to quickly upgrade units in the field.
A built-in clock and calendar function enables timer-based programming of inverter and charger operation. This permits the system to work with time-of-day power rates or to limit a generator's run time to a specific time period of the day or week. All settings are stored in permanent memory to eliminate the need to reprogram in the event of a system shutdown or battery replacement. The MATE3 is an Internet enabled device - simply connecting to the Internet will allow full remote system monitoring via an easy-to-use Web interface.
“The MATE3 system display and controller is the next generation of communication interface, offering powerful insight into every aspect of your OutBack Power system,” said Glenn Baker, OutBack vice president of sales. “This completely redesigned and updated system improves the ability for installers to quickly and efficiently install a complete OutBack Solar Power System.”
Solar Power International 2011 (SPI ’11), the premier business-to-business global solar expo takes place October 17 through 20 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Presented by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), SPI ’11 is designed to serve and advance the solar energy industry.
For more information on OutBack Power and its products, visit www.outbackpower.com.
• Complete system programmability and management
• User-friendly interface
• Intuitive menu structure
• Easy-to-read graphical display
• System configuration wizard
• Up to one-year of data logging
• SD Memory Card slot
OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. manufactures innovative power conversion solutions that integrate solar, wind and hydro resources to provide reliable electric power for the renewable energy, mobile and backup power markets. OutBack Power's engineers have decades of power conversion electronics design and equipment installation experience and share a passion for leading the industry into a new era of performance, ease of use, durability and standardization. OutBack Power is a member of The Alpha Group.
The Alpha Group represents an alliance of independent companies united by a common goal: the development and manufacture of total power solutions.
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